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Overview

The directorial debut of Diane Keaton, the eccentric 1987 documentary Heaven is a free-flowing examination of the images people hold of the afterlife. Rather than taking a historical or narrative approach, the film is built out of numerous segments, each of which centers around a single question: from the general "Are You Afraid to Die?" and "What is Heaven?" to more provocative queries such as "What is God Like?" and "Is There Sex in Heaven?." The bulk of the film consists of expressively lit interviews, about ...
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Overview

The directorial debut of Diane Keaton, the eccentric 1987 documentary Heaven is a free-flowing examination of the images people hold of the afterlife. Rather than taking a historical or narrative approach, the film is built out of numerous segments, each of which centers around a single question: from the general "Are You Afraid to Die?" and "What is Heaven?" to more provocative queries such as "What is God Like?" and "Is There Sex in Heaven?." The bulk of the film consists of expressively lit interviews, about these questions, with a wide variety of individuals. The film searches out people of extremely different backgrounds, from elderly men and women to punkish teenagers. Religious beliefs represented range from intensely fundamentalist Christian preachers to New Age practitioners with a far more non-traditional image of heaven. These interviews are broken up by montages of stock footage, which present images of death and heaven as represented in classic and not-so-classic cinema and television.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2008
  • UPC: 883929009251
  • Original Release: 1987
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  • Source: Lightyear Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 86,024

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Victoria Sellers
Technical Credits
Diane Keaton Director, Screenwriter
Paul Barnes Editor
Frederick Elmes Cinematographer
Arne Holland Executive Producer
Joe Kelly Cinematographer, Producer
Tom Kuhn Executive Producer, Producer
Skip Lievsay Sound Editor
Barbara Ling Art Director, Production Designer
Charles Mitchell Executive Producer, Producer
Arlyne Rothberg Executive Producer
Howard Shore Score Composer
Tom Stovall Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Heaven
1. Program Start [2:21]
2. Are You Afraid to Die? [3:11]
3. What Is Heaven? [7:12]
4. Do You Believe in Heaven? [4:13]
5. How Does an Expert View Heaven? [3:25]
6. Can Heaven Be Here On Earth? [3:27]
7. Have You Had a Vision? [4:40]
8. What Is God Like? [5:36]
9. Is There Love in Heaven? [6:21]
10. Is There Sex in Heaven? [4:23]
11. What Are the Rewards of Heaen? [6:15]
12. Can You Prove There's Heaven? [3:28]
13. How Do You Get Into Heaven? [5:12]
14. Hell [3:15]
15. Heaven [5:56]
16. Goodbye [6:26]
17. End Credits [3:27]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Heaven
   Program Start
   Scene Selections
   Theatrical Trailer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My Favorite Film

    You will never see another film like this. It is an almost stream of conscioncness, free flowing meditation on the afterlife, as viewed by the common man/woman. The lighting and music (some of which is provided by "The Dream Academy") are at times ethereal and surreal at once. Whether you agree or not with the various points of view offered, you will be moved, and your beliefs will be challenged. It makes you laugh, cry, and THINK!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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