'Far From Heaven'

<b>'Far From Heaven'</b><br>
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Todd Haynes’ take on sexual repression and institutional racism in the form of a '50s melodrama, drawing extensively from the films of Douglas Sirk, was likely always a little too heady for the meat-and-potatoes crowd of Oscar voters. Winner of four major Spirit Awards – including picture, actress and director – the film took home none of the four Oscars for which it was nominated.
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'Far From Heaven'

Todd Haynes’ take on sexual repression and institutional racism in the form of a '50s melodrama, drawing extensively from the films of Douglas Sirk, was likely always a little too heady for the meat-and-potatoes crowd of Oscar voters. Winner of four major Spirit Awards – including picture, actress and director – the film took home none of the four Oscars for which it was nominated.

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