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The Resource Notes on a scandal, Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films ; screenplay by Patrick Marber ; produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox ; directed by Richard Eyre, (videorecording DVD)

Notes on a scandal, Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films ; screenplay by Patrick Marber ; produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox ; directed by Richard Eyre, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Notes on a scandal
Title
Notes on a scandal
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films ; screenplay by Patrick Marber ; produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox ; directed by Richard Eyre
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Barbara is a cynical schoolteacher who is close to retirement. Her only means of taking the edge off her desperate loneliness is writing in her journal. Sheba is a younger, attractive woman, who joins the faculty as an art teacher. Barbara watches her from afar and has nothing but caustic things to say in her diary. Barbara finds herself reaching out to Sheba. Sheba responds by inviting her to dinner at her house to meet Sheba's lecturer husband and their two children. Later, when Barbara discovers that Sheba is having a sexual relationship with a 15-year old student, Barbara realizes that knowledge of this secret gives her power over Sheba which she can use for her own purposes. Sheba becomes uneasy with Barbara's friendship. The tenuous relationship between the two women reaches a crisis point when Barbara's cat is dying and she asks Sheba to go with her to the vet. Sheba chooses to go with her family to see their son in a play instead. In revenge, Barbara sets in motion the scandal that will rock both their lives in ways they never imagined
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Chris Menges ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, Philip Glass ; costume designer, Tim Hatley ; productions designer, Tim Hatley
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for language and some aberrant sexual content
Language note
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Surround), French (Dolby Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Surround) with optional subtitles in English or Spanish
LC call number
PN1995.9.S87
LC item number
N6847 2007
PerformerNote
Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-
  • 1969-
  • 1949-
  • 1952-
  • 1958-
  • 1964-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dench, Judi
  • Blanchett, Cate
  • Nighy, Bill
  • Fox, Robert
  • Rudin, Scott
  • Marber, Patrick
  • Eyre, Richard
  • Heller, Zoë
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • BBC Films
  • DNA Films
  • UK Film Council
Runtime
92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women teachers
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Women teachers
  • Child sexual abuse by teachers
  • Lesbians
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Notes on a scandal, Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films ; screenplay by Patrick Marber ; produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox ; directed by Richard Eyre, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Zoe Heller
  • Special features: Commentary by director, featurette, conversation with Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy, in character with Cate Blanchett
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Widescreen version -- Commentary by director Richard Eyre -- Notes on a Scandal: The story of two obesssions featurette -- Notes on a scandal behind the scenes featurette -- A conversation with Cate Blanchet and Bill Nighy featurette -- "In character with Cate Blanchett" featurette -- Language: English 5.1 Dolby surround ; Spanish Dolby surround ; French Dolby surround -- Subtitles: English, Spanish -- Webisodes
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543438915
  • 024543438953
  • 024543438977
  • 024543789642
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
243891
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1630585
  • (OCoLC)ocm83599793
  • (OCoLC)83599793
  • 1017901
  • 1630585
  • 3455782
System details
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Notes on a scandal, Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films ; screenplay by Patrick Marber ; produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox ; directed by Richard Eyre, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Zoe Heller
  • Special features: Commentary by director, featurette, conversation with Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy, in character with Cate Blanchett
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Widescreen version -- Commentary by director Richard Eyre -- Notes on a Scandal: The story of two obesssions featurette -- Notes on a scandal behind the scenes featurette -- A conversation with Cate Blanchet and Bill Nighy featurette -- "In character with Cate Blanchett" featurette -- Language: English 5.1 Dolby surround ; Spanish Dolby surround ; French Dolby surround -- Subtitles: English, Spanish -- Webisodes
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543438915
  • 024543438953
  • 024543438977
  • 024543789642
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
243891
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1630585
  • (OCoLC)ocm83599793
  • (OCoLC)83599793
  • 1017901
  • 1630585
  • 3455782
System details
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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