Record Details

Catalog Search

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

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. (Added Author). Fox Searchlight Pictures (Added Author). BBC Films (Added Author). DNA Films (Added Author). UK Film Council. (Added Author). Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy. (Cast).

Currently available copies

  • 46 out of 56 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 2 copies are currently available at Mountain Regional Library System. (Show copies)
  • 0 out of 1 copy are currently available at Union County Public Library.

Current holds

1 current hold on 56 total copies.

Library System: Library Branch Name
Find the name of the library system and branch closest to you.
Shelving Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Status
Mountain Regional Library System:
      Union County Public Library
(Send Call No. in Text Message)
31035006959372 Checked out

Item details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Based on the book by Zoe Heller.
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 Note:
Director of photography, Chris Menges ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, Philip Glass ; costume designer, Tim Hatley ; productions designer, Tim Hatley.
Participant or Performer:
Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Surround), French (Dolby Surround) or Spanish (Dolby Surround) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Subject: Women teachers > Drama.
Teacher-student relationships > Drama.
High school teachers > Drama.
Scandals > Drama.
Loneliness in old age > Drama.
Teacher-student relationship > Drama.
Diaries > Drama.
Man-woman relationship > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Thriller > Feature.
Melodrama > Feature.
Feature films.
Suspense films.
Videorecordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.

Additional Resources