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Far From Heaven Details

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Maverick director [[Performer~P93836~Todd Haynes~toddhaynes]] embraces the look and feel of classic Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s in this period drama. Cathy Whitaker ([[Performer~P50325~Julianne Moore~juliannemoore]]) and her husband, Frank ([[Performer~P58161~Dennis Quaid~dennisquaid]]), are a seemingly perfect couple; living in a handsome suburban neighborhood in Hartford, CT, in 1957, Cathy and Frank have a beautiful home and two happy, healthy children, while Frank pursues a successful career in sales and Cathy cares for the home. But Cathy has begun to sense something isn't quite right in her marriage, as Frank begins working late, spending less time with her, and seems cold and distant. One day, Cathy visits Frank's work and discovers something she never expected -- her husband is kissing a man. At Cathy's urging, Frank undergoes psychotherapy, but as she tries to keep up a brave face, the emotional trauma takes a great toll on her, and she finds there are very few people she can talk with. Cathy strikes up a friendship with Raymond Deagan ([[Performer~P31307~Dennis Haysbert~dennishaysbert]]), an African-American gardener who works for the Whitakers, and as she discovers how intelligent and compassionate Raymond is, she finds herself drawn to him. However, Hartford is in many ways still a small town, and when Mona ([[Performer~P75690~Celia Weston~celiaweston]]) sees Cathy and Raymond alone together, it sets off a wave of vicious gossip that threatens to make the Whitakers' many secrets public knowledge. Far from Heaven premiered at the 2002 Venice Film Festival, where [[Performer~P50325~Julianne Moore~juliannemoore]]'s performance won the prize for Best Actress. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 8, 2002

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Mark Friedberg Best Production Design (Runner-up) 2002 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Dennis Quaid Best Supporting Actor 2002 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Dennis Quaid Best Supporting Actor 2002 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Dennis Quaid Best Supporting Actor [Runner-up] 2002 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Dennis Quaid Best Supporting Actor 2002 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Dennis Quaid Best Supporting Actor 2002 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dennis Quaid Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2002 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Edward Lachman Best Cinematography 2002 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Edward Lachman Best Cinematography 2002 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Edward Lachman Best Cinematography 2002 Winner
American Society of Cinematographers Edward Lachman Best Cinematography 2002 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Edward Lachman Best Cinematography 2002 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Todd Haynes Best Director (Runner-up) 2002 Winner
Venice International Film Festival Todd Haynes Prize for Most Outstanding Individual Contribution 2002 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Todd Haynes Best Director 2002 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Todd Haynes Best Director 2002 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Todd Haynes Best Director [Runner-up] 2002 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Todd Haynes Best Director 2002 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Todd Haynes Best Screenplay 2002 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Todd Haynes Best Original Screenplay 2002 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Todd Haynes Best Original Screenplay 2002 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Elmer Bernstein Best Musical Score 2002 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Elmer Bernstein Best Original Score 2002 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Elmer Bernstein Best Original Score 2002 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elmer Bernstein Best Score 2002 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Patricia Clarkson Best Supporting Actress 2002 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Patricia Clarkson Best Supporting Actress 2002 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Julianne Moore Best Actress 2002 Winner
National Board of Review Julianne Moore Best Actress 2002 Winner
Venice International Film Festival Julianne Moore Volpi Cup for Best Actress 2002 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Julianne Moore Best Actress 2002 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Julianne Moore Best Actress 2002 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Julianne Moore Best Actress 2002 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Julianne Moore Best Actress 2002 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Julianne Moore Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2002 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Julianne Moore Best Actress 2002 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Julianne Moore Best Actress 2002 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Julianne Moore Best Actress 2003 Winner

Crew

Todd Haynes
Director
Jody Patton
Producer
Christine Vachon
Producer
Todd Haynes
Screenwriter
Edward Lachman
Cinematographer
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
James Lyons
Editor
Mark Friedberg
Production Designer
Peter Rogness
Art Director
Declan Baldwin
Co-producer
Bradford Simpson
Co-producer
John Sloss
Executive Producer
John Wells
Executive Producer
Steven Soderbergh
Executive Producer
Eric Robison
Executive Producer
George Clooney
Executive Producer
Ellen Christiansen
Set Designer
Sandy Powell
Costume Designer
Drew Kunin
Sound/Sound Designer
Laura Rosenthal
Casting
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