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Title Notes on a scandal [videorecording] / Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presents in assocation with the UK Film Council and BBC Films ; produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox ; screenplay by Patrick Marber ; directed by Richard Eyre.

Imprint Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons DVD Fiction  DVD Notes on a scandal    ---  Inventory in Progress
Description 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the book by Zoe Heller.
Credits Director of photography, Chris Menges ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, Philip Glass ; costume designer, Tim Hatley ; productions designer, Tim Hatley.
Cast Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for language and some aberrant sexual content.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Closed-captioned. Includes Spanish and French dubbed versions and subtitles in English and Spanish.
Subject Women teachers -- Drama.
Teacher-student relationships -- Drama.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Thriller -- Feature.
Melodrama -- Feature.
Feature films.
Suspense films.
Melodrama.
Added Author Dench, Judi, 1934- Actor.
Blanchett, Cate, 1969- Actor.
Nighy, Bill, 1949- Actor.
Fox, Robert, 1952- Producer.
Rudin, Scott, 1958- Producer.
Marber, Patrick, 1964- Screenwriter.
Eyre, Richard, 1943- Director.
Heller, Zoe. Notes on a scandal.
Fox Searchlight Pictures.
BBC Films.
DNA Films.
UK Film Council.
Standard No. 024543438915
Music No. 2243891 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

 
    
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