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In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

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Cathy Whitaker
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Frank Whitaker
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Raymond Deagan
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Eleanor Fine
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Sybil
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Dr. Bowman
Bette Henritze ...
Mrs. Leacock
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Stan Fine
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David Whitaker
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Janice Whitaker
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Sarah Deagan (as Jordan Puryear)
Kyle Timothy Smith ...
Billy Hutchinson (as Kyle Smyth)
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Mona Lauder
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Doreen
Olivia Birkelund ...
Nancy
Stevie Ray Dallimore ...
Dick Dawson
Mylika Davis ...
Esther
Jason Franklin ...
Photographer
Gregory Marlow ...
Reginald Carter
C.C. Loveheart ...
Marlene
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Elderly Woman
Laurent Giroux ...
Man with Mustache
Alex Santoriello ...
Spanish Bartender
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Red Faced Man
J.B. Adams ...
Farnsworth
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Soda Jerk
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Tallman
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Officer #1
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Officer #2
Pamela Evans Haynes ...
Kitty (as Pamela Evans)
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Hotel Waiter
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Hutch's Friend
Susan Willis ...
Receptionist
Karl Schroeder ...
Conductor
Lance Olds ...
Bail Clerk
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Staff Member #1
Nicholas Joy ...
Blond Boy
Virl Andrick ...
Blond Boy's Father
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Hooker (as Jezebel Montero)
Geraldine Bartlett ...
Woman at Party
Ernest Rayford ...
Glaring Man (as Ernest Rayford III)
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Jake
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Pool Mother
Mary Anna Klindtworth ...
Pool Daughter
Ted Neustadt ...
Ron
Thomas Torres ...
Band Leader
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Hostess
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tracee Darcelle ...
Girl (uncredited)
Fabrizio Fante ...
Hartford Commuter (uncredited)
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Refreshments Boy (uncredited)
Michael Linstroth ...
Kenny's Brother (uncredited)
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Box Office Ticket Seller (uncredited)
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Hartford Art Buyer (uncredited)
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New Year's Eve Party Goer (uncredited)
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Kissing Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Todd Haynes

Written by

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Todd Haynes ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jody Allen ... producer (as Jody Patton)
Declan Baldwin ... co-producer
George Clooney ... executive producer
Eric Robison ... executive producer
Brad Simpson ... co-producer (as Bradford Simpson)
John Sloss ... executive producer
Steven Soderbergh ... executive producer
Christine Vachon ... producer
John Wells ... executive producer
Tracy Brimm ... executive producer (uncredited)
Diane Cornell ... financial line producer (uncredited)
Jean-Charles Levy ... associate producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Edward Lachman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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James Lyons

Editorial Department

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Jack Baierlein ... colorist: video dailies
Kiersten Harter ... second assistant editor
Elizabeth Merrick ... editorial production assistant
Veronica Vichit-Vadakan ... apprentice editor
Joe Violante ... dailies advisor (as Joey Violante) / dailies processor: Technicolor (as Joey Violante)
Shelly Westerman ... associate editor
Lee Wimer ... color timer
Joe Finley ... digital colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Laura Rosenthal

Production Design by

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Mark Friedberg

Art Direction by

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Peter Rogness

Set Decoration by

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Ellen Christiansen

Costume Design by

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Sandy Powell

Makeup Department

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Alan D'Angerio ... key hair stylist
Hildie Ginsberg ... makeup artist
Michael Kriston ... hair stylist
Elaine L. Offers ... makeup supervisor (as Elaine Offers)
Mary Cooke ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Eva Polywka ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Brad Goodman ... post-production supervisor
Buzz Koenig ... production manager (as Scott Koenig)
Katie Roumel ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Timothy Bird ... first assistant director
Kristal D. Moseley ... second second assistant director
Peter Thorell ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Derrick Alford ... shop craft
JoAnn Atwood ... on-set dresser
Robert Barnett ... camera scenic
Eric Bart ... journeyman
James Boniece ... best boy construction grip
Douglas Bowen ... shop craft (as Douglas M. Bowen)
Paul Candrilli ... construction grip
Ralph Contrado ... journeyman
Michele Corn ... journeyman (as Michele Corn Farrell)
Eva P. Davy ... journeyman (as Eva Davy)
Rena DeAngelo ... assistant set decorator
Alex DiGerlando ... art department production assistant (as Alex Digerlando)
Paul George Divone ... shop craft (as Paul Divone)
James Donahue ... journeyman
Bridget Drummond ... construction tracker
Marcial Garlitos ... shop craft
Alison Gilham ... journeyman
Harvey Goldberg ... set dresser foreman
Charles Goodman ... construction grip
Jonathan Graham ... key construction grip
Roman Greller ... set dresser
Tom Grunke ... construction grip
Sandy Hamilton ... property master
Joanna Hartell ... set dresser
James Hoff ... journeyman
Dana Hook ... best boy construction grip (as Dana S. Hook)
Bruno Jakob ... paintings by
Janet Kalas ... journeyman
Henry Kaplan ... set dresser
Brad Katz ... paintings by
Lisa Kennedy ... journeyman
Myron Kerstein ... paintings by
Claire Kirk ... art department coordinator
Mort Korn ... construction grip (as Morton Korn)
Gordon Krause ... key shop craft
Rob Landoll ... shop scenic (as Robert Landoll)
Roger Lang ... shop craft
Steven E. Lawler ... shop craft (as Steven A. Lawler)
Elizabeth Linn ... charge scenic
Jeff Lomaglio ... shop craft
Michael Loonam ... shop production assistant
Miguel López-Castillo ... assistant art director (as Miguel Lopez-Castillo)
James Maiello ... shop craft
Timothy Main ... shop craft (as Tim Main)
Jeffrey D. McDonald ... assistant art director (as Jeff McDonald)
Michael A. McFadden ... construction grip (as Michael McFadden)
Timothy Metzger ... leadman (as Tim Metzger)
Nick Miller ... construction coordinator
Ronald Miller ... shop craft
Kris Moran ... assistant property master
Don Nace ... scenic foreman
Quang Nguyen ... journeyman
Mel Noped ... construction grip (as Melvin Noped)
Michael O'Dell Green ... journeyman (as Michael D. Green)
Janine Pesce ... set dresser
Romano C. Pugliese ... greensperson (as Romano Pugliese)
Charles Quinlivan ... construction grip
Paul Ramirez ... shop scenic
Malcolm Reid ... shop craft
Lawrence Robinson ... journeyman
James Sadek ... shop craft
Johnny Santiago ... construction grip
Will Scheck ... first greensperson
Elaine Schindler ... journeyman
Mark Paul Selemon ... second greensperson (as Mark Selemon)
Richard A. Sirico ... shop craft
Jennifer Snoeyink ... journeyman (as Jennifer Snoeyink-Moskowitz)
Beth Solin ... journeyman
Jonathan Swain ... greensperson
Robert Vaccariello ... shop craft (as Robert A. Vaccariello)
Holly Watson ... graphics
Thomas White ... shop craft
Anthony Baldasare ... set dresser (uncredited)
Stephen Barth ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Paul Camarro ... set dresser (uncredited)
Brent Godek ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Kelley Baker ... supervising sound editor
David Boulton ... adr mixer
Robert Carr ... mix recordist
David A. Cohen ... dialogue editor
Michael 'Gonzo' Gandsey ... sound editor
Marshall Garlington ... re-recording mixer
Jeanne Gilliland ... boom operator (as Jeanne L. Gilliland)
Amy Hammer ... operations: Wilshire Stages
Drew Kunin ... production sound mixer
Marnie Moore ... foley artist
Richard Moore ... sound editor
Richard Partlow ... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Andy Peach ... mix recordist (as Andrew Peach)
Frank Rinella ... foley mixer (as Frank Renella)
Paul Rodriguez ... operations: Wilshire Stages
Leslie Shatz ... re-recording mixer
Concha Solano ... first assistant sound editor
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Lesly Verduin ... apprentice sound editor
Joe White ... boom operator (as Joseph White Jr.)
James Willetts ... foley recordist
Patrick Winters ... adr and foley editor
James Wright ... consultant: Dolby Sound (as Jim Wright)
Peter Appleton ... adr supervisor (uncredited)
Russ Gorsline ... additional adr (uncredited)
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Eric Stolberg ... additional dialogue recording (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Michael Bird ... special effects assistant
Steven Kirshoff ... special effects coordinator (as Steve Kirshoff)
Thomas Viviano ... special effects assistant (as Thomas L. Viviano)

Visual Effects by

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Shaina Holmes ... digital compositor (uncredited)
L. Elizabeth Powers ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Mark Sawicki ... optical camera (uncredited)

Stunts

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Peter Bucossi ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Divine Cox ... grip (as Divine T. Cox)
John W. DeBlau ... gaffer (as John W. Deblau)
Jay Feather ... second assistant camera
Richie Ford ... rigging best boy (as Richard Ford)
David Franzoni ... best boy electric
Abbot Genser ... still photographer (as Abbott Genzer)
Rick Gioia ... first assistant camera (as Richard Gioia)
Craig Haagensen ... camera operator
Anthony Hechanova ... loader
Paul Kinghan ... shop electric
David Lee ... still photographer
Dave Lowry ... best boy grip (as David F. Lowry Jr.)
Rick Marroquin ... dolly grip
Jim McMillan Jr. ... grip (as James C. McMillan Jr.)
James McMillan ... key grip (as James C. McMillan III)
Charles Meere III ... generator operator
Tom Percarpio ... rigging gaffer (as Thomas Percarpio)
Mark Schwentner ... third electric
Christopher Vaccaro ... grip (as Chris Vaccaro)
Craig Vaccaro ... key rigging grip
Nicky 'Nuckles' Vaccaro ... rigging grip (as Nick Vaccaro)
Peter Colavito ... electrician (uncredited)
Jason A. Micallef ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Melissa O'Brien ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Krista Bogetich ... casting assistant
Karen E. Etcoff ... extras casting: Kee Casting (as Karen Etcoff)
Bill Tripician ... extras casting assistant
Ali Farrell ... casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jill E. Anderson ... set costumer
David Davenport ... wardrobe supervisor
Patricia Eiben ... costumer
Joni M. Huth ... tailor
Jessica Jahn ... costume assistant
Dain I. Kalas ... tailor (as Dain Kalas)
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton ... set costumer
Mary Jo McGrath ... costume coordinator (as M. J. McGrath)
Lisa Padovani ... assistant costume designer
Barbara Presar ... costumer
Tom Soluri ... set costumer
Thomas Stokes ... costumer (as Tom Stokes)
Susan J. Wright ... wardrobe supervisor
Susan Bakula ... costume tailor (uncredited)
Stephanie Biear ... seamstress (uncredited)
John Cowell ... head costume painter (uncredited)
Addie Hall ... costumer (uncredited)
Stacy Havens ... tailor (uncredited)

Location Management

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David Chambers ... location production assistant
Jesse Hove ... location production assistant
Christine Leaman ... location assistant
Ana Lombardo ... location coordinator
Anabel Manchester ... location intern
Kellie Morrison ... assistant location manager
Kip Myers ... location assistant
Joaquin Diego Prange ... location assistant
Mike S. Ryan ... location manager
Kieran Shea ... location scout
April Taylor ... location assistant
Randy Manion ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Emilie A. Bernstein ... orchestrator
Joanie Diener ... music editor
Nathan Kaproff ... music contractor
Joe Lisanti ... music editor
Cynthia Millar ... musician: piano solos
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Patrick Russ ... assistant orchestrator
Carl Sealove ... assistant music editor
Dan Wallin ... scoring engineer
Warren Sherk ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Tommy Allen ... period vehicle coordinator (as Thomas C. Allen)
Robert Buckman ... transportation co-captain
Timothy P. Cassella ... driver
Richard Clark ... driver
Louis Ferraioli ... driver
William R. Hilt ... driver
Michael Hyde ... transportation captain
William J. Junior ... driver
Peter Krienbihl ... driver (as Peter A. Kreinbihl)
Salvatore R. Maffei ... driver
Robert 'Bull' Maher ... driver (as Robert Maher)
Jimmy Mahr ... driver (as James Mahr)
Edward Meyers ... driver (as Edward Myers)
Michael B. Russell ... driver (as Michael Russell)

Other crew

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Ethan Anderson ... craft service
Anita Boudreaux ... assistant post-production accountant
Paul Brennan ... legal services: Sloss Law Office (as Paul Brennan Esq.)
Rich Cairns ... production office intern
Cheyanne M. Casey ... production office intern
Kevin Chisolm ... stand-in
Mike Currie ... set production assistant
Mark Dornfeld ... titles and opticals: Custom Film Effects
Deb Dyer ... production accountant
Lisa Edmondson ... assistant: Mr. Bernstein
Missy Eustermann ... post-production accountant
Lindsay Feldman ... set intern
Katie Feola ... set intern
J. Eric Fisher ... office production assistant
Daniel Garrison ... set intern
Jennifer Gaylord ... legal services: Sloss Law Office (as Jennifer Gaylord Esq.)
Rhonda George ... assistant production coordinator
Dave Glew ... key production assistant
Reshma Gopaldas ... assistant: Ms. Moore
Kenda Greenwood ... production office intern
Bill Hansard Jr. ... process projection (as William G. Hansard) / rear screen projection (as William G. Hansard)
Don Hansard ... process projection (as Don Hansard Jr.) / rear screen projection (as Don Hansard Jr.)
Jocelyn Hayes ... creative executive: Killer Films
Jeff Hill ... publicist
Beau Holden ... assistant: Mr. Quaid
Leah Holmes ... post production accountant
Sebastian Ischer ... set intern
Thomas Johnston ... script supervisor
Sherman Kaplan ... immigration attorney (as Sherman I. Kaplan)
Eva Karlicki ... cleaning services
Louis Katz ... production physician (as Louis Katz MD)
Koula Sossiadis Kazista ... production coordinator (as Koula Sossiadis)
Diedre Kilgore ... stand-in
Vince Klein ... stand-in
Ryan Lakenan ... office production assistant
Yana Collins Lehman ... legal services: Sloss Law Office (as Yana Collins)
Erica Levy ... set production assistant
Lisa Madden ... accounting clerk (as Lisa Marie Madden)
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Jon Marcus ... production executive: Killer Films
Keira Marcus ... first assistant accountant (as Keira March)
Marlene McCarty ... title design: Bureau
Raynelle Irene Mensah ... film runner (as Raynelle Mensah)
Raymond L. Negron ... set intern (as Ray Negron)
Zerlina Oppenheim ... set intern
Macall B. Polay ... payroll accountant
Jonathan Raymond ... assistant: Mr. Haynes (as Slats Grobnik)
Susan Shin George ... titles and opticals: Custom Film Effects
Nicola Silverstone ... administrator: Square One
Tanya Smith ... assistant: Mr. Haynes (as Checkers Smith)
Katina Sossiadis ... production secretary
Brett Spiegel ... production office intern
Susan J. Spohr ... liaison: CFI (as Susan Spohr)
Debbie Stampfle ... set production assistant
Jennifer Stefanon ... film runner
Conrad Tamayo ... production office intern (as Conrad L. Tamayo)
Edward Tejada ... parking coordinator
Ginger Thatcher ... choreographer
Jay Van Hoy ... office manager
Sheri von Seeburg ... researcher (as Sheri Von Seeberg)
Daniel Wagner ... assistant: Ms. Vachon
Derek Wimble ... set production assistant
Danny Winchester ... film runner (as Daniel Winchester)
Annie Young Frisbie ... product placement (as Annie Young)
Vikas Bandhu ... production assistant (uncredited)
Travis Blue ... office intern (uncredited)
Michael J. Cargill ... production assistant (uncredited)
Vicki Dee Rock ... production executive (uncredited)
Rebecca Ewing ... production assistant (uncredited)
Dorian Issock ... film development (uncredited)
Raynelle Irene Mensah ... office production assistant (uncredited)
Guillaume Renberg ... remote head technician (uncredited)
Eugene Stamos ... craft service (uncredited)

Thanks

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Dan Frazier ... the producers wish to thank
Craig Gering ... special thanks
Scott Greenstein ... the producers wish to thank
Wendy Haynes ... the producers wish to thank
Pamela Koffler ... acknowledgement: for Killer Films
Joan McAllister ... the producers wish to thank
Phil Morrison ... the producers wish to thank
Steven Raphael ... special thanks
Noah Reibel ... the producers wish to thank
Robin Rosenberg ... the producers wish to thank
Katie Roumel ... acknowledgement: for Killer Films
Michael Silverman ... the producers wish to thank
Joanne Woodward ... the producers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she stumbles in on her husband Frank, kissing another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond - a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it. Despite Cathy and Frank's struggle to keep their marriage afloat, the reality of his homosexuality and her feelings for Raymond open a painful, if more honest, chapter in their lives. Written by Jonas A. Reinartz

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Taglines What imprisons desires of the heart? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Loin du paradis (France)
  • Dem Himmel so fern (Germany)
  • Lejos del cielo (Spain)
  • Távol a mennyországtól (Hungary)
  • Cennetten çok uzakta (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Budget $13,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $211,279, 10 Nov 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia Cinematographer Edward Lachman created the 1950s "look" by using the same type of lighting equipment (incandescent), the same lighting techniques, and the same type of lens filters when shooting this film, as would have been used on a 1950s era melodrama. See more »
Goofs Fall scenes (football, fallen leaves on railroad tracks) with flowering vines and newly opened apple blossoms. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Far from Heaven (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Ballet Piece See more »
Crazy Credits The first end credit reads "for Bompi" See more »
Quotes Cathy Whitaker: That was the day I stopped believing in the wild ardor of things. Perhaps in love, as well. That kind of love. The love in books and films. The love that tells us to abandon our lives and plans, all for one brief touch of Venus. So often we fail at that kind of love. The world just seems too fragile a place for it. And of every other kind, life remains full. Perhaps it's just we who are too fragile.
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