Far from Heaven

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)

Other mistake: When Frank and Cathy talk about his homosexuality he says "I know it's a sickness". The German subtitles read "Schwäche" ("weakness") which is not just a bad but a wrong translation considering the perception of homosexuality in the fifties. (00:29:50)


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Julianne Moore is about to go to out with Dennis Haysbert, she is wearing a buttoned up sweater over a blouse and a coat; when they arrive at the restaurant she takes off her coat, but is no longer wearing the sweater. The scarf she wears with a tight knot when they drive off is tucked loosely into her sweater at the farm, but when they arrive at the restaurant its tied the same, rather peculiar way as before. (00:55:05)

Continuity mistake: When the train with Raymond leaves the station there's a strange change of light: First the platform lights are on although it's only 4.30 p.m. and it looks quite bright when Cathy arrives at the station. They illuminate the platform brightly throughout almost the whole scene, but in the last shot on Cathy the lights are dimmed and the platform is totally dark. (01:37:05)


Other mistake: Raymond mentions his shop 'down on Hawthorn' to Cathy. The German subtitles translate into 'down in Hawthorn', as if Hawthorn were a different town. (00:21:00)


Continuity mistake: When Frank has the appointment with Dr. Bowman Cathy's hat has a pin with a pearl in all shots in Dr. Bowman's office, but no pin in all other shots before and after. (00:28:00 - 00:30:25)


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)

Continuity mistake: In the first scene when Cathy picks up Janice from the ballet class the sun is shining on the car when they enter. When she pulls out the car is in the shade. (00:02:00)


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)

Eleanor Fine: Call me old fashioned, I just like all the men I'm around to be all men.

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Trivia: Because he was filming the first season of "24" at the same time, Dennis Haysbert was constantly shuttling back and forth between Los Angeles and the East Coast.

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