Saturday, April 9

Far from Heaven - Todd Haynes (2002)

Wikipedia - "Far from Heaven is a 2002 American drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson. The film tells the story of Cathy Whitaker, a 1950s housewife, living in wealthy suburban Connecticut as she sees her seemingly perfect life begin to fall apart. It is done in the style of a Douglas Sirk film (especially 1955's All That Heaven Allows and 1959's Imitation of Life), dealing with complex contemporary issues such as race, gender roles, sexual orientation and class. ..."
Guardian: Far from Heaven
Guardian: Pride and prejudice
NY Times: A 50's Picket Fence Around Love
Roger Ebert
YouTube: Far from Heaven Official Trailer #1

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