Far from Heaven

Factual error: At the art exhibition, Eleanor wears a plastic name badge which looks rather modern for this period. (00:36:15)

Factual error: In the scene where Julianne Moore realizes her husband will miss supper hour with the family again, she decides to bring his dinner to him at the office. The housekeeper hands her the packaged dinner in a square Tupperware container. It is from the early 1980's, and is the color style persimmon - a deep rust red. Tupperware did not make this container shape, nor color, in 1957-1958 period. (00:22:15)

Factual error: In the final scene, sidewalk cuts (where a portion of the curb is lowered to permit wheelchair access) are visible, but those were not used in 1957. (01:38:05)

Factual error: Cathy and Frank briefly discuss the fact that he can't remember her 'carpool days.' The term carpool originated in the early 1970's. (01:32:00)


Factual error: In the scene where Julianne Moore's husband misses supper, she decides to bring his dinner to him at the office. In one shot, she's handing the housekeeper the husband's plate. In the very next shot, the housekeeper hands her back the dinner covered in a Tupperware container. The housekeeper would have had to have dumped the food messily into the container to have given it back to her that fast. (00:22:15)

Factual error: At the end of the movie, you see a shot of what is supposed to be the Hartford, CT train station. This station appears to be on the water. Even in the 1950's or 60's, the Hartford train station was not on the water. (01:38:05)

Factual error: In one of the final scenes where Julianne Moore is farewelling the gardener at the train station, the platform is shown with yellow caution lines a few feet from the edge of the platform. These where not a safety feature that was present in 1957. (01:36:40)

Factual error: In the scene where Julianne Moore is dancing with Dennis, there is a disco ball in the center of the dance floor. Disco balls weren't popular until the late '60s, early '70s. (00:58:35)

Factual error: The movie takes place in late 1957 and early 1958. In the scene in which Julianne Moore takes dinner to her husband in his office. As she goes toward his office, she walks by two desks. One desk contains an IBM Model C typewriter (correct) but the other desk contains an IBM Selectric, which was not announced until 1961. (00:23:05)

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