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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, 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, (videorecording)

Notes on a scandal, 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, (videorecording)

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, 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
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
791.4372
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
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-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dench, Judi
  • Blanchett, Cate
  • Nighy, Bill
  • Fox, Robert
  • Rudin, Scott
  • Eyre, Richard
  • Heller, Zoë
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • BBC Films
  • DNA Films
  • UK Film Council
Runtime
92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heller, Zoë
  • Women teachers
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Women teachers
  • Child sexual abuse by teachers
  • Lesbians
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
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, 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Zoe Heller
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by director Richard Eyre -- Notes on a Scandal: The story of two obsesssions [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.)
Control code
ocm83599793
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition ; Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • DRAMA 791.436552 NOTES ; XX-D ; 1DVD/1AW ; CC ; D01Z ; LAP ; V1112M5 ; LAP ; VS1203M2 ; HMH ; VS1205M1.
  • LT ; OT.
Other control number
024543438915
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
243891
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 83599793
  • (Sirsi) 83599793
  • (OCoLC)83599793
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround ; dual layer
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, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Zoe Heller
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by director Richard Eyre -- Notes on a Scandal: The story of two obsesssions [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.)
Control code
ocm83599793
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition ; Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • DRAMA 791.436552 NOTES ; XX-D ; 1DVD/1AW ; CC ; D01Z ; LAP ; V1112M5 ; LAP ; VS1203M2 ; HMH ; VS1205M1.
  • LT ; OT.
Other control number
024543438915
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
243891
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 83599793
  • (Sirsi) 83599793
  • (OCoLC)83599793
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround ; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD

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