HeavenS Gate "Flucht" vor Weltungergang
Heaven’s Gate war eine in den frühen ern in den USA gegründete Neue Religiöse Bewegung, die einen Ufoglauben vertrat. Sie wurde von Marshall Applewhite und Bonnie Nettles geführt. Heaven's Gate war eine in den frühen ern in den USA gegründete Neue Religiöse Bewegung, die einen Ufoglauben vertrat. Sie wurde von Marshall. Heaven's Gate (eng.: Himmelstor) ist ein US-amerikanischer Spätwestern von Michael Cimino aus dem Jahr Die Handlung spielt um im. t9naga.co: Finden Sie Heaven's Gate in unserem vielfältigen DVD- & Blu-ray-Angebot. Gratis Versand durch Amazon ab einem Bestellwert von 29€. Dazu zählt zweifellos auch Michael Ciminos Heaven's Gate – Das Tor zum Himmel aus dem Jahre vor dem historischen Hintergrund des so bezeichneten.
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Many films since have lost more money, but this one wrecked a respected studio. There is no question as to where all the money went, for it is on the screen to see.
Everything was carefully detailed exquisitely down the extras' clothing. An entire town was built in a remote area of Montana.
The film opens with a graduation sequence that takes place at Harvard in , which is nicely shot and choreographed, but is completely unnecessary.
Many such scenes are scattered throughout, and the film is more than halfway over before the plot finally starts to move forward.
Why Cimino needed so many extras to play the immigrants is unclear, because we never get to know any of them and they are so annoying when they gather together to plot strategies against the rich bad guys who want to kill them off.
The editing is pretty bad, but that's to be expected because there really isn't much of a story here, just a series of vignettes.
Vilmos Zsigmond's photography is good, but too often there is too much dust and smoke everywhere that obscures the characters and locations.
Also, the colors in the film are all washed out; it looks like the filmstock was left out in sun.
For example, in the middle of the roller-skating scene, the color simply vanishes, leaving only light brown and black! Granted, there are a few things in the film that I admire, like David Mansfield's score.
Isabelle Huppert always looks sexy even without makeup. The battle scenes are pretty exciting, although I could swear that I saw one particular wagon blow up four times.
The film has a rather odd denoument that takes place on board a ship, but everything else in this movie is pretty odd. Why the studio didn't bring in another writer or two to rewrite the script is a mystery because inside this mess there was a good movie trying to get out.
It's a shame that Michael Cimino still hasn't recovered from this debacle. I sure hope he makes a comeback.
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Everything Coming to Hulu in December The Best of Applewhite believed that after their deaths an unidentified flying object UFO would take their souls to another "level of existence above human", which he described as being both physical and spiritual.
Their preparations included each member's videotaping a farewell message. To kill themselves, members took phenobarbital mixed with apple sauce or pudding and washed it down with vodka.
Additionally, they secured plastic bags around their heads after ingesting the mix to induce asphyxiation.
All 39 were dressed in identical black shirts and sweat pants, brand new black-and-white Nike Decades athletic shoes, and armband patches reading "Heaven's Gate Away Team " one of many instances of the group's use of the Star Trek fictional universe 's nomenclature.
Each member had on their person a five-dollar bill and three quarters in their pockets: the five-dollar bill was to cover vagrancy fines while members were out on jobs, while the quarters were to make phone calls.
Once dead, a living member would arrange the body by removing the plastic bag from the person's head. They then posed the body so that it lay neatly in their own bed, with faces and torsos covered by a square purple cloth for privacy.
The identical clothing was used as a uniform for the mass suicide to represent unity whilst the Nike Decades were chosen as the group "got a good deal on the shoes".
The 39 adherents, 21 women and 18 men between the ages of 26 and 72, are believed to have died in three groups over three successive days, with remaining participants cleaning up after each prior group's deaths.
Before the last of the suicides, similar sets of packages were sent to numerous Heaven's Gate affiliated or formerly affiliated individuals,  and at least one media outlet, the BBC department responsible for Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends , for which Heaven's Gate had earlier declined participation.
Among those in the list of recipients was Rio DiAngelo. The package DiAngelo received on the evening of March 25,  as other packages sent had,  contained two VHS videotapes, one with Do's Final Exit , and the other with the "farewell messages" of group followers.
DiAngelo found a back door purposely left unlocked to allow access,  and used a video camera to record what he found.
After leaving the house, DiAngelo's boss, who had waited outside, encouraged him to make calls to authorities alerting them to his discovery.
Caller: This is regarding a mass suicide, and I can give you the address The single deputy who first responded to the call entered the home through a side door,  saw ten bodies, and was nearly overcome by a "pungent odor".
The Heaven's Gate event was widely publicized in the media as an example of mass suicide. Hale's phone "never stopped ringing the entire day".
He did not respond until the next day, when he spoke on the subject at a press conference, but only after researching the details of the incident.
Hale discussed the scientific significance and popular lore of comets and gave a personal account of his discovery. He then lambasted the combination of scientific illiteracy, willful delusions, a radio talk show's deception about an imaginary spacecraft following the comet, and a cult's bizarre yearnings for ascending to another level of existence that led to the Heaven's Gate mass suicides.
Comets are lovely objects, but they don't have apocalyptic significance. We must use our minds, our reason. News of the 39 deaths in Rancho Santa Fe motivated the copycat suicide of a year-old man living near Marysville, California.
The man was found dead by a friend on March 31, and had no known connection with Heaven's Gate. At least three former members of Heaven's Gate ultimately died by suicide themselves in the months after the mass suicide event.
On May 6, , Wayne Cooke and Charlie Humphreys attempted suicide in a hotel in a manner similar to those in the group had. Cooke died and Humphreys survived this attempt.
Humphreys, who had survived his first suicide attempt, ultimately killed himself in Arizona in February Travis Jeppesen 's first novel, Victims , was inspired in part by the Heaven's Gate group.
Two surviving members still maintain the group's website, which now contains a large passage addressing the mass suicide and the reasons for it.
The two do not identify themselves in interviews. In July , American rapper Lil Uzi Vert posted promotional art for his upcoming studio album Eternal Atake , which would release on 6th of March , to his Instagram.
The artwork incorporated a reworking of the Heaven's Gate "keyhole" logo. The group's two survivors threatened Lil Uzi Vert, who at the time used a picture of Marshall Applewhite as his Instagram avatar , with copyright infringement litigation.
The infamy caused by the mass suicides, limited availability and its sudden and unceremonious discontinuation has been cited as the reason why Nike Decades command such high resale value.
Heaven's Gate members believed the planet Earth would be "recycled"  "wiped clean, renewed, refurbished, and rejuvenated" before  and the only chance for their consciousness defined sometimes as soul or mind to survive was to leave their human bodies at an appointed time.
Initially the group had been told that they would be transported with their bodies aboard a spacecraft that would come to Earth and take the crew to heaven, referred to as the "next level".
When Bonnie Lou Nettles Ti died of cancer in , it confounded Applewhite's doctrine because Nettles was allegedly chosen by the next level to be a messenger on Earth, yet her body died instead of leaving physically to outer space.
The belief system was then refined to include the leaving of consciousness from the body as equivalent to leaving the Earth in a spacecraft.
While the group was against suicide , they defined "suicide" in their own context to mean "to turn against the Next Level when it is being offered" and believed their "human" bodies were only vessels meant to help them on their journey.
Suicide, therefore, would be not allowing their consciousness to leave their human bodies to join the next level; remaining alive instead of participating in the group suicide was considered suicide of their consciousness.
In conversation, when referring to a person or a person's body, they routinely used the word "vehicle". The members of the group added -ody to the first names they adopted in lieu of their original given names, which defines "children of the Next Level".
This is mentioned in Applewhite's final video, Do's Final Exit , filmed March 19—20, , just days prior to the suicides.
They believed that, "to be eligible for membership in the Next Level, humans would have to shed every attachment to the planet".
This meant all members had to give up all human-like characteristics, such as their family, friends, sexuality, individuality, jobs, money, and possessions.
Members of Heaven's Gate believed that evil space aliens—called Luciferians—falsely represented themselves to Earthlings as "God" and conspired to keep humans from developing.
Although these basic beliefs of the group stayed generally consistent over the years, "the details of their ideology were flexible enough to undergo modification over time.
One of these concepts was the belief of extraterrestrial walk-ins ; when the group began, "Applewhite and Nettles taught their followers that they were extraterrestrial beings.
However, after the notion of walk-ins became popular within the New Age subculture, the Two changed their tune and began describing themselves as extraterrestrial walk-ins.
A walk-in can be defined as "an entity who occupies a body that has been vacated by its original soul".
Heaven's Gate came to believe an extraterrestrial walk-in is "a walk-in that is supposedly from another planet". The concept of walk-ins aided Applewhite and Nettles in personally starting from what they considered to be clean slates.
In this so-called clean slate, they were no longer considered by members of this Heaven's Gate group to be the people they had been prior to the start of the group, but had taken on a new life; this concept gave them a way to "erase their human personal histories as the histories of souls who formerly occupied the bodies of Applewhite and Nettles".
Similar to Nestorianism this belief stated that the personage of Jesus and the spirit of Jesus were separable.
This meant that Jesus was simply the name of the body of an ordinary man that held no sacred properties that was taken over by an incorporeal sacred entity to deliver "next level" information.
Another New Age belief Applewhite and Nettles adopted was the ancient astronaut hypothesis. The term "ancient astronauts" is used to refer to various forms of the concept that extraterrestrials visited Earth in the distant past.
Only a select few members of humanity will be chosen to advance to this transhuman state. The rest will be left to wallow in the spiritually poisoned atmosphere of a corrupt world.
According to Heaven's Gate, once the individual has perfected himself through the "process", there were four methods to enter or "graduate" to the next level: .
Open only to adults over the age of 18,  group members gave up their possessions and lived a highly ascetic life devoid of many indulgences.
The group was tightly knit and everything was communally shared. In public, each member of the group always carried only a five-dollar bill and one roll of quarters.
This initial failed castration caused at least one member to leave Heaven's Gate. Every castration that followed this initial one was done in a hospital.
The group earned revenues by offering professional website development for paying clients under the business name Higher Source.
The cultural theorist Paul Virilio has described the group as a cybersect , due to its heavy reliance on computer mediated communication as a mode of communication prior to its collective suicide.
In its first live episode following the mass suicide, Saturday Night Live aired a sketch where the cult members really did end up in space.
It was followed by a commercial parody, featuring footage of the Nike -clad corpses. The ad was for Keds , marketed "for level headed Christians".
The sect is briefly and indirectly mentioned in the film Contact ,  directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Jodie Foster , when after the receiving of a message from outer space located in the star Vega , CNN 's journalist Natalie Allen playing herself in a cameo talks about its religious implications by "recent cult deaths near San Diego".
In the April 11, Family Guy episode "Chitty Chitty Death Bang",  Meg Griffin is recruited into a cult similar to Heaven's Gate where the members wore matching tracksuits and shoes, lived together in a large house, and planned to die by mass suicide.
In the film Dude, Where's My Car? The cult members all wear the same type of sneakers, like the members of Heaven's Gate.
They didn't die alone. English indie pop band The Go! Irish band Therapy? The album "The Demonstration" by the darkwave band Drab Majesty was heavily inspired by and full of references to the events surrounding Heaven's Gate.
The band Saint Motel has a song called "" that mentions a "dangerous crowd" and that "it happened in ". In the videoclip, the band members drink something and their spirits leave their bodies.
It was strange even among the bizarrest of the new age beliefs cropping up in the s — a time when a generation of hippies and free spirits were leaving the conventional behind to find themselves.
It was curiously techy: it had a website before many businesses did, and its beliefs were like something out of Star Trek, involving aliens, UFOs, and talk of ascension to a higher evolutionary rung.
But it also had strains of the familiar. It borrowed from other religions, as Applewhite claimed to be able to save his followers from Lucifer.
It was a combination that provoked laughter and ridicule more often than it converted — but somehow, it did convert. And in the end, nobody was laughing.
Not when 39 cult members turned up dead, victims of a mass suicide that stunned the nation with its deliberate imagery and heartbreaking motive.
Applewhite was born in in Texas. In the early s, he was a music professor in Houston — until he was allegedly fired for having a relationship with one of his male students.
He met Bonnie Nettles, a year-old married nurse, in in the hospital where she worked. Applewhite himself would tell a different story, saying he was visiting a friend in the hospital when he met Nettles and felt an instant spiritual connection.
The pair began to discuss their beliefs. Nettles had an abiding interest in astrology, while Applewhite leaned toward gnostic and mystic texts.
Also, the colors in the film are all washed out; it looks like the filmstock was left out in sun. For example, in the middle of the roller-skating scene, the color simply vanishes, leaving only light brown and black!
Granted, there are a few things in the film that I admire, like David Mansfield's score. Isabelle Huppert always looks sexy even without makeup.
The battle scenes are pretty exciting, although I could swear that I saw one particular wagon blow up four times. The film has a rather odd denoument that takes place on board a ship, but everything else in this movie is pretty odd.
Why the studio didn't bring in another writer or two to rewrite the script is a mystery because inside this mess there was a good movie trying to get out.
It's a shame that Michael Cimino still hasn't recovered from this debacle. I sure hope he makes a comeback. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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