The Resource Notes on a scandal, Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in assocation with the UK Film Council and BBC Films, (videorecording)

Notes on a scandal, Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in assocation with the UK Film Council and BBC Films, (videorecording)

Label
Notes on a scandal
Title
Notes on a scandal
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in assocation with the UK Film Council and BBC Films
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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
NRAND
Credits note
Screenplay by Patrick Marber ; produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox ; directed by Richard Eyre ; director of photography, Chris Menges ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, Philip Glass
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for language and some aberrant sexual content
Language note
  • In English, French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish
  • Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Tom Georgeson, Michael Maloney, Joanna Scanlan, Shaun Parkes, Emma Kennedy, Syreeta Kumar, Andrew Simpson, Philip Davis, Wendy Nottingham, Tameka Empson, Leon Skinner, Bill Nighy, Juno Temple
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1934-
  • 1958-
  • 1943-
  • 1969-
  • 1957-
  • 1949-
  • 1952-
  • 1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davis, Philip
  • Dench, Judi
  • Rudin, Scott
  • Eyre, Richard
  • Glass, Philip
  • Blanchett, Cate
  • Maloney, Michael
  • Simpson, Andrew
  • Nighy, Bill
  • Georgeson, Tom
  • Fox, Robert
  • Marber, Patrick
  • Scanlan, Joanna
  • Parkes, Shaun
  • Kennedy, Emma
  • Kumar, Syreeta
  • Nottingham, Wendy
  • Empson, Tameka
  • Skinner, Leon
  • Heller, Zoe
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • DNA Films
  • BBC Films
  • UK Film Council
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  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Women teachers
Target audience
adult
Label
Notes on a scandal, Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in assocation with the UK Film Council and BBC Films, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in 2006
  • Based on the book by Zoe Heller
  • Aspect ratio 1.85:1
  • Special features: commentary by director Richard Eyre; Notes on a scandal: the story of two obsessions featurette; behind the scenes; conversation with Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy, in character with Cate Blanchett featurette; webisodes
Control code
000041882965
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (88 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
32498SDW
System details
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1surround; Region 1
Label
Notes on a scandal, Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in assocation with the UK Film Council and BBC Films, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in 2006
  • Based on the book by Zoe Heller
  • Aspect ratio 1.85:1
  • Special features: commentary by director Richard Eyre; Notes on a scandal: the story of two obsessions featurette; behind the scenes; conversation with Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy, in character with Cate Blanchett featurette; webisodes
Control code
000041882965
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (88 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
32498SDW
System details
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1surround; Region 1

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