Notes on a scandal
(DVD R-rated)

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Published
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.
Rating
MPAA rating: R; for language and some aberrant sexual content.
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Format
DVD R-rated
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
UPC
024543438915, 024543438953

Notes

General Note
Based on the book by Zoe Heller.
General Note
Special features: Commentary by director, featurette, conversation with Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy, in character with Cate Blanchett.
Restrictions on Access
For private home use only.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Chris Menges ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, Philip Glass ; costume designer, Tim Hatley ; productions designer, Tim Hatley.
Participants/Performers
Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy.
Description
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for language and some aberrant sexual content.
System Details
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation.
Language
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Surround), French (Dolby Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Surround) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Dench, J., Blanchett, C., Nighy, B., Fox, R., Rudin, S., Marber, P., Eyre, R., & Heller, Z. (2007). Notes on a scandal. Beverly Hills, Calif.: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Judi Dench et al.. 2007. Notes On a Scandal. Beverly Hills, Calif.: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Judi Dench et al., Notes On a Scandal. Beverly Hills, Calif.: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dench, Judi, et al. Notes On a Scandal. Beverly Hills, Calif.: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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