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May 24, 2003

Twill's Film Corner.

Tonight I watched Far From Heaven. As an homage to 1950s director Douglas Sirk, the film's goal is fully realized, while exploring themes that could never have been approached forty years ago. Julianne Moore positively glows in this movie, despite the fact that her character's perfect little world begins crumbling around her. And Dennis Quaid's portrayal of the homosexual husband is palpable with sexual confusion and conflicted emotions. Dennis Haysbert is wonderful as the handsome, black gardener who befriends Moore. Elmer Bernstein's score is sweet and moving and faintly reminiscent of his To Kill A Mockingbird soundtrack.