GATES OF HEAVEN is a 1978 documentary film by Errol Morris about the pet cemetery business. It was made when Morris was unknown and did much to launch his career.
* 1 Synopsis * 2 Critical reception * 3 References * 4 External links
The film, like Morris' other works, is unnarrated and the stories are told purely through interviews. It is divided into two main sections. The first concerns Floyd "Mac" McClure and his lifelong quest to allow pets to have a graceful burial. McClure's business associates and his competitor, a manager of a rendering plant , are interviewed. Eventually the business fails and the 450 animals have to be dug up and transported to the Bubbling Well Pet Memorial Park. This operation is run by John "Cal" Harberts and his two sons. This business is far more successful, and continues to operate today, run by Cal's son Dan Harberts.
* ^ Three Feet Under. Metroactive. Retrieved November 28, 2010
* ^ Ten Greatest Films of All Time. Roger Ebert\'s Journal.
Retrieved Mar 1, 2014
* ^ "Gates of Heaven".
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