Notes on a Scandal (2007)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 28 mins

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Dark and boldly real, this complex psychological thriller delves into concepts of loneliness, loyalty, envy, love and the power of the desperation to which need and desire can drive us. This emotionally-charged drama follows the extraordinary sequence of events that unfold when Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett) joins St. George’s as the new art teacher, Barbara (Judi Dench) senses a kindred spirit. But Barbara is not the only one drawn to her. Sheba begins an illicit affair and Barbara becomes the keeper of her secret.
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Cast: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench

Crew: Richard Eyre (Director), Chris Menges (Director of Photography), Philip Glass (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 02 Feb 2007 (India)

Tagline: One Woman's Mistake Is Another's Opportunity...

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Did you know? In Mexico, some press and merchandising material claimed this movie to be "A film by Bill Nighy", whereas Bill Nighy is an actor in this movie. Read More
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as Sheba Hart
as Barbara Covett
as Martin
as Saskia
as Steven Connolly
as Richard Hart
as Lorraine
as Linda
as Sheba's Mother
as Sue Hodge
as Marjorie
as Polly Hart
as Davis
as Ben Hart
as Sandy Pabblem
as Brian Bangs
as Bill Rumer
as Mr. Connolly
as Antonia Robinson
as Ted Mawson
as Elaine Clifford


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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
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24 fps
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One Woman's Mistake Is Another's Opportunity...
Loneliness can turn one into a monster.
Crew/Equipment Visible
In the scene where Sheba is rampaging through Barbara's house in search of her journal, you can see a crew member in the mirror behind her as she goes to sit.

In the scene where Brian and Barbara are sitting at her table, Barbara's cigarette has an inconsistent length.

When Barbara tries to tear away Sheba to return to the vet's office with her, the front passenger-side door of Sheba's automobile is opened/closed from shot to shot repeatedly.

In a scene where Barbara visits Sheba for the first time, she's carrying a bouquet. She sits in the living room and puts her left arm over the flowers. In the next shot, her arm is under.

In a scene where Sheba goes up to her daughter's bedroom, she is listening to music on headphones, which disappear too quickly between shots.
Nicholas Hoult had to go through several auditions for the role that Andrew Simpson eventually played.

Jason Reitman read the script and wanted to direct it, when he called up the producers with the intention of getting the job. The producers answered: "We are in editing right now, but I hope you'll like the film when it comes out."

In Mexico, some press and merchandising material claimed this movie to be "A film by Bill Nighy", whereas Bill Nighy is an actor in this movie.