The Resource Notes on a scandal [videorecording], Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films, a Scott Rudin and Robert Fox production ; presented in association with Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP ; screenplay by Patrick Marber ; produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox ; directed by Richard Eyre

Notes on a scandal [videorecording], Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films, a Scott Rudin and Robert Fox production ; presented in association with Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP ; screenplay by Patrick Marber ; produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox ; directed by Richard Eyre

Label
Notes on a scandal [videorecording]
Title
Notes on a scandal [videorecording]
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films, a Scott Rudin and Robert Fox production ; presented in association with Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP ; 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
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for language and some aberrant sexual content
Language note
English (5.1 Dolby Surround), dubbed French (Dolby Surround) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby Surround) dialogue ; optional subtitles in English or Spanish ; English closed captions for the hearing impaired
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, Zoèe
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • BBC Films
  • DNA Films
  • UK Film Council
  • Ingenious Film Partners 2 (Firm)
Runtime
92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heller, Zoèe
  • Women teachers
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Women teachers
  • Child sexual abuse by teachers
  • Lesbians
  • Man-woman relationship
  • High school teachers
  • Scandals
  • Loneliness in old age
  • Teacher-student relationship
  • Diaries
  • Man-woman relationship
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Notes on a scandal [videorecording], Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films, a Scott Rudin and Robert Fox production ; presented in association with Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP ; screenplay by Patrick Marber ; produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox ; directed by Richard Eyre
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the book by Zoe Heller
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by director Richard Eyre -- Notes on a Scandal: The story of two obesssions [featurette] (ca. 12 min.) -- Notes on a scandal behind the scenes [featurette] (ca. 5 min.) -- A conversation with Cate Blanchet and Bill Nighy [featurette] -- "In character with Cate Blanchett" [featurette] (ca. 2 min.) -- Webisodes (ca. 14 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543438915
  • 024543438953
  • 024543776949
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
243891
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)83599793
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Notes on a scandal [videorecording], Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films, a Scott Rudin and Robert Fox production ; presented in association with Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP ; screenplay by Patrick Marber ; produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox ; directed by Richard Eyre
Publication
Note
Based on the book by Zoe Heller
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by director Richard Eyre -- Notes on a Scandal: The story of two obesssions [featurette] (ca. 12 min.) -- Notes on a scandal behind the scenes [featurette] (ca. 5 min.) -- A conversation with Cate Blanchet and Bill Nighy [featurette] -- "In character with Cate Blanchett" [featurette] (ca. 2 min.) -- Webisodes (ca. 14 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543438915
  • 024543438953
  • 024543776949
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
243891
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)83599793
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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