Tag Archives: Loss and Death

Film Review: The Hidden Humanity Within “Gates of Heaven” by Errol Morris

A look at the animal burial industry reveals how humans view love, loss and death

When Roger Ebert names your documentary one of the top ten best films ever made, you know you’ve done something right. Errol Morris received such a distinction for his 1978 classic, “Gates of Heaven.” Although the film is now almost … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie (1993)

Famed Native American author mixes dark humor and sadness in his treatments of loss and death

A while back, I reviewed the 1998 film Smoke Signals on the SevenPonds blog. This inspired me to read the collection of short stories on which the film was based. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is a … Continue reading

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