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Far From Heaven
FAR FROM HEAVEN is a 2002 American drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
, and starring Julianne Moore , Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
, Dennis Haysbert and Patricia Clarkson . It premiered at the Venice Film Festiva l, where Moore won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress
Volpi Cup for Best Actress
and cinematographer Edward Lachman won a prize for Outstanding Individual Contribution. The film tells the story of Cathy Whitaker, a 1950s housewife, living in wealthy suburban Connecticut
Connecticut
as she sees her seemingly perfect life begin to fall apart. Haynes pays homage to the films of Douglas Sirk (especially 1955's All That Heaven Allows and 1959's Imitation of Life ) and explores race , gender roles , sexual orientation and class in the context of 1950s America . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Themes and analysis * 3.1 Miscegenation and Racism * 3.2 Homosexuality and Escapism * 3.3 Mise-en-scène and Cinematography * 4 Reception * 5 Awards and honors * 6 Soundtrack * 7 Musical adaptation * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links PLOTIn 1957 suburban Connecticut
Connecticut
, Cathy Whitaker appears to be the perfect wife, mother, and homemaker
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Far From Heaven (musical)
FAR FROM HEAVEN is a 2013 musical with a book by Richard Greenberg , music by Scott Frankel , and lyrics by Michael Korie
Michael Korie
. The musical is adapted from Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
's 2002 film of the same name . The musical 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. The musical deals with complex contemporary issues such as race, gender roles, sexual orientation and class. CONTENTS * 1 Production * 2 Plot * 3 Musical numbers * 4 Critical response * 5 Awards and nominations * 6 References PRODUCTIONThe musical had a developmental premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2012. Directed by Michael Grief, the cast starred Kelli O\'Hara and Steven Pasquale . Michael Korie
Michael Korie
explained the concept: "It's a mostly-music musical — in a Rodgers and Hammerstein vein, where you take the characters seriously. You don't write genre cream-puff songs. You write from character." The musical premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons on June 2, 2013 where it ran until July 7, 2013
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Todd Haynes
TODD HAYNES (/heɪnz/ ; born January 2, 1961) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement of filmmaking that emerged in the early 1990s. Haynes first gained public attention with his controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987), which chronicles singer Karen Carpenter
Karen Carpenter
's tragic life and death, using Barbie dolls as actors. Haynes had not obtained proper licensing to use the Carpenters' music, prompting a lawsuit from Richard Carpenter , whom the film portrayed in an unflattering light, banning the film's distribution. Superstar became a cult classic . Haynes' feature directorial debut, Poison (1991), a provocative, three-part exploration of AIDS-era queer perceptions and subversions, established him as a formidable talent and figure of a new transgressive cinema. Poison won the Sundance Film Festival 's Grand Jury Prize and is regarded as a seminal work of New Queer Cinema. Haynes received further acclaim for his second feature film, Safe (1995), a symbolic portrait of a housewife who develops extreme allergic reactions to her suburban life. Safe was later voted the best film of the 1990s by The Village Voice Film Poll
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Jody Allen
JO LYNN "JODY" ALLEN (formerly JODY PATTON) is an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She is Microsoft
Microsoft
co-founder billionaire Paul Allen
Paul Allen
's sister and served as the chief executive officer of his investment and project management company, Vulcan Inc. , based in Seattle, Washington until October 2015. She is also the co-founder and president of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation . CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early life and education * 1.2 Career * 1.3 Philanthropy * 1.4 Personal life * 2 Filmography * 2.1 Executive producer * 2.2 Producer * 3 References BIOGRAPHYEARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONAllen is the younger sister of Paul G. Allen , co-founder of the Microsoft
Microsoft
Corporation . She grew up in Wedgwood , a middle-class neighborhood of Seattle
Seattle
, Washington . Her mother, Edna Faye Allen, was a Seattle
Seattle
school teacher and her father, Kenneth Sam Allen, was an associate director of the University of Washington Libraries . Allen graduated from Lakeside School in 1975 and was a member of the class of 1980 at Whitman College
Whitman College
in Walla Walla, Washington
Walla Walla, Washington
, where she studied drama
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Christine Vachon
CHRISTINE VACHON (born 1962) is an American film producer active in the American independent film sector. Christine Vachon produced Todd Haynes ' first feature, Poison , which was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival . Since then, she has gone on to produce many acclaimed American independent films, including Far From Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards
Academy Awards
), Boys Don\'t Cry ( Academy Award
Academy Award
winner), One Hour Photo , Hedwig and the Angry Inch , Happiness , Velvet Goldmine , SAFE , I Shot Andy Warhol , Go Fish , Swoon , I\'m Not There , Gigantic , Cracks . and Cairo Time . Her latest and upcoming projects include a short film collaboration with ACE Hotel and online film content producers Massify entitled "Lulu at the Ace Hotel" as well as a five-part HBO mini-series adaptation of James M. Cain's 1941 novel, Mildred Pierce . Vachon also participates as a member of the Jury for the NYICFF , a paramount New York City
New York City
Film Festival dedicated to screening films for children between the ages of 3 and 18
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Julianne Moore
JULIANNE MOORE (born JULIE ANNE SMITH; December 3, 1960) is an American actress, prolific in films since the early 1990s. She is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in both independent and Hollywood
Hollywood
films, and has received many accolades , including the 2014 Academy Award for Best Actress . After studying theatre at Boston University
Boston University
, Moore began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns , earning a Daytime Emmy for her performance. Her film debut was in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), and she continued to play small roles for the next four years – including in the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992). Moore first received critical attention with Robert Altman 's Short Cuts (1993), and successive performances in Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) and Safe (1995) continued this acclaim. Starring roles in the blockbusters Nine Months (1995) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) established her as a leading actress in Hollywood. Moore received considerable recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning Oscar nominations for Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights
(1997), The End of the Affair (1999), Far from Heaven (2002) and The Hours (2002)
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Dennis Quaid
DENNIS WILLIAM QUAID (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, his career rebounded in the 1990s after he overcame an addiction to drugs and an eating disorder. Some of his notable credits include Breaking Away , The Right Stuff , Wyatt Earp , The Rookie , The Day After Tomorrow
The Day After Tomorrow
, Traffic , Vantage Point , Footloose , Frequency , The Parent Trap , Yours, Mine "> Quaid at the 2009 Texas
Texas
Film Hall of Fame Awards For his role in Far from Heaven
Far from Heaven
(2002) he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor , the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor , the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male . He received nominations for Best Supporting Actor from the Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Awards
, the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards . Quaid was also honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, the University of Houston, in April 2012. PERSONAL LIFERELATIONSHIPS AND CHILDREN Quaid golfing in 2006 Quaid has been married three times and has three children. Quaid and his first wife, actress P. J
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Dennis Haysbert
DENNIS DEXTER HAYSBERT (born June 2, 1954) is an American film and television actor . He is best known for his appearances in commercials for Allstate Insurance . He is also known for portraying baseball player Pedro Cerrano in the Major League
Major League
film trilogy, Secret Service Agent Tim Collin in the 1997 political thriller film Absolute Power , and Sergeant Major Jonas Blane on the drama series The Unit
The Unit
. He is also known for playing U.S. Senator (later President) David Palmer on the first 5 seasons of 24 and has appeared in the films Love Field , Heat , Far from Heaven and the science fiction series Incorporated . CONTENTS * 1 Personal life * 2 Career * 2.1 Television
Television
* 2.2 Film
Film
* 2.3 Commercials * 2.4 Video games * 2.5 Theater * 3 Filmography * 3.1 Film
Film
* 3.2 Television
Television
* 4 References * 5 External links PERSONAL LIFEHaysbert was born in San Mateo, California , the son of Gladys (née Minor), a homemaker and house cleaner, and Charles Whitney Haysbert, Sr., a deputy sheriff and airline security guard. He is the eighth of nine children, having two sisters and six brothers. His parents were from Louisiana
Louisiana
. Haysbert was raised Baptist. Haysbert graduated from San Mateo High School in 1972
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Patricia Clarkson
PATRICIA DAVIES CLARKSON (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. She has starred in many leading and supporting roles in films such as The Station Agent , The Pledge , The Green Mile , Far from Heaven , High Art
High Art
, Dogville
Dogville
, Good Night, and Good Luck
Good Night, and Good Luck
, Easy A , and Cairo Time . She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe for her performance in Pieces of April (2003). She twice won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her recurring role in Six Feet Under . In 2015, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in The Elephant Man . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television * 4.3 Broadway theatre * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFEClarkson was born in New Orleans
New Orleans
, Louisiana, the daughter of Jackie Clarkson (née Brechtel), a New Orleans
New Orleans
politician and councilwoman , and Arthur Clarkson, a school administrator who worked at the Louisiana
Louisiana
State University School of Medicine . She has four sisters
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Viola Davis
VIOLA DAVIS (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress and producer. She is the only black woman to be nominated for three Academy Awards , winning one, and is the only black actor to win the Triple Crown of Acting . In 2012 and 2017, she was listed by _Time Magazine _ as one of the 100 most influential people in the world . After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1993, Davis began her career on stage and won an Obie Award in 1999 for her performance as Ruby McCollum in _Everybody's Ruby_. She played supporting and minor roles in several films and television series in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including the films _ Kate & Leopold _ (2001) and _Far from Heaven _ (2002), and the television series _Law & Order: Special Victims Unit _. In 2001, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Tonya in the original production of August Wilson\'s _ King Hedley II _. Davis' film breakthrough came in 2008 when her supporting role in the drama _Doubt _ earned her several nominations, including the Golden Globe , SAG , and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress . Greater success came to Davis in the 2010s
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James Rebhorn
JAMES ROBERT REBHORN (September 1, 1948 – March 21, 2014) was an American character actor who appeared in over 100 films, television series, and plays. At the time of his death, he had recurring roles in the current series White Collar and Homeland . He also appeared in films such as Scent of a Woman , Carlito\'s Way , Independence Day , My Cousin Vinny
My Cousin Vinny
, and Meet the Parents . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Death * 5 Filmography * 5.1 Film * 5.2 Television * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFERebhorn was born in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
, Pennsylvania, the son of Ardell Frances (née Hoch) and James Harry Rebhorn, an industrial engineer and salesman. He was of German descent. Rebhorn moved to Anderson, Indiana , as a child and graduated from Madison Heights High School. A devout Lutheran , he attended Wittenberg University
Wittenberg University
in Springfield, Ohio , where he studied political science . While there, he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity . Richard S. Huffman was one of his instructors and directed him in a lead role in Aristophanes ' Lysistrata as well as Molière
Molière
's Tricks of Scapin
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Elmer Bernstein
ELMER BERNSTEIN (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer and conductor who is best known for his many film scores. In a career which spanned fifty years, he composed music for hundreds of film and television productions. His most popular works include the scores to _ The Magnificent Seven _, _The Ten Commandments _, _The Great Escape _, _To Kill a Mockingbird _, _ Ghostbusters _, _The Black Cauldron _, _ Airplane! _, _ The Rookies _, _Cape Fear _, and _Animal House _. Bernstein won an Oscar for his score to _ Thoroughly Modern Millie _ (1967) and was nominated for fourteen Oscars in total. He also won two Golden Globes , an Emmy , and was nominated for two Grammy Awards . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Broadway * 2.2 Politics * 2.3 Association with John Landis * 2.4 _Cape Fear_ * 2.5 Classical * 3 Awards * 4 Personal life and death * 5 Influences * 6 Influenced * 7 Filmography * 8 Broadway theatre * 9 References * 10 External links EARLY LIFEBernstein was born in New York City, the son of Selma (née Feinstein, 1901-1991), from Ukraine , and Edward Bernstein (1896-1968), from Austria-Hungary . He was not related to the celebrated composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein ; but the two men were friends, and even shared a certain physical similarity
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Edward Lachman
EDWARD LACHMAN, A.S.C. (born March 31, 1948) is an American cinematographer and director. Lachman is mostly associated with the American independent film movement, and has served as director of photography on films by Todd Haynes (including _ Far From Heaven _ in 2002, which earned Lachman an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination ), Ulrich Seidl , Wim Wenders , Steven Soderbergh and Paul Schrader . His other work includes Werner Herzog 's _La Soufrière _ (1977), _Desperately Seeking Susan _ (1985), Sofia Coppola 's directorial debut, _The Virgin Suicides _ (1999), Robert Altman 's last picture _A Prairie Home Companion _ (2006), and Todd Solondz 's _Life During Wartime _ (2009). He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers . In 1989, Lachman co-directed a segment of the anthology film _ Imagining America _. In 2002, Lachman co-directed the controversial _ Ken Park _ with Larry Clark . In 2013, Lachman produced a series of videos in collaboration with French electronic duo Daft Punk , for the duo's album _ Random Access Memories _
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James Lyons (film Editor)
JAMES LYONS (October 8, 1960 – April 12, 2007) was an American film editor , screenwriter and actor who frequently collaborated with Todd Haynes . He is probably best known for editing The Virgin Suicides and editing and co-writing Velvet Goldmine . He also had a minor role in 1996 film I Shot Andy Warhol as Billy Name
Billy Name
. He died in Manhattan
Manhattan
of squamous cell carcinoma , at the age of 46, after more than a decade of treatment for HIV
HIV
. FILMOGRAPHY AS EDITOR * Poison (1991) * The Debt (1993) * Late Fall (1994) * Safe (1995) * Ratchet (1996) * Strawberry Fields (1997) * Shooting Porn (1997) * First Love, Last Rites (1997) * Velvet Goldmine (1998) * The Virgin Suicides (1999) * Spring Forward (1999) * The Château (2001) * Prozac Nation (2001) * Far from Heaven
Far from Heaven
(2002) * Ghostlight (2003) * Imaginary Heroes (2004) * A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (2007)REFERENCES * ^ Wyatt, Edward (April 16, 2007). "James Lyons, 46, Film Editor and Actor, Dies"
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Consolidated Film Industries
CONSOLIDATED FILM INDUSTRIES was a film laboratory and film processing company and was one of the leading film laboratories in the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area for many decades. CFI processed negatives and made prints for motion pictures and television. The company or its employees received many Academy Awards for scientific or technical achievements. CFI was incorporated in New York in March 1924 by Herbert Yates . It was reincorporated in Delaware
Delaware
in 1927 by the merger of several earlier companies, including Republic Laboratories, which he bought in 1918, and the Allied Film Laboratories Association, which he formed in 1919. The prospectus claimed, Consolidated Film Industries, Inc. of Delaware
Delaware
was being incorporated to succeed a Company of a similar name formed in March 1924 under the laws of New York , for developing of motion picture negatives, printing the necessary positives and delivering the positives as instructed by the motion picture producers or distributors, thus rendering an essential service to the motion picture industry. The Company operates six plants, known in the motion picture business as "laboratories," in New York , New Jersey , and California
California
. One of these acquired properties was the Biograph Studios film laboratory facilities in the Bronx
Bronx
, New York
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TF1
Coordinates : 48°50′1.9″N 2°15′38.3″E / 48.833861°N 2.260639°E / 48.833861; 2.260639 TF1 LAUNCHED 26 April 1935 (82 years ago) (1935-04-26) OWNED BY TF1 Group PICTURE FORMAT 576i
576i
( SDTV ) 1080i
1080i
( HDTV
HDTV
) AUDIENCE SHARE 19.7% (June 2017 (2017-06), Médiamétrie) SLOGAN “Partageons des ondes positives.” (Let's share positive waves.) COUNTRY France
France
LANGUAGE French FORMERLY CALLED Radio-PTT Vision (1935–1937) RN Télévision (1937–1939) Fernsehsender Paris (1943–1944) Télévision Française (1944–1945) RDF (1945–1949) RTF (1949–1963) Première chaîne de la RTF (1963–1964) Première Chaîne de l' ORTF
ORTF
(1964–1975) WEBSITE www.mytf1.fr AVAILABILITY TERRESTRIAL TNT Channel 1 (HD) SATELLITE CANALSAT Channel 1 (SD/HD) Channel 500 (HD) Channel 700 (SD) IPTV CANALSAT Channel 1 (SD/HD) Channel 500 (HD) Channel 700 (SD) TF1
TF1
(té effe un pronounced ) is a private national French TV channel , controlled by TF1 Group , whose major share-holder is Bouygues
Bouygues
. TF1's average market share of 24% makes it the most popular domestic network. It is also considered to be the most viewed television channel in Europe
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