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Notes on a Scandal. Screenplay by Patrick Marber. Based on the Novel by Zoe Heller


Published by Los Angeles Fox Searchlight 2006, 2006
Soft cover
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First Edition. Small format, 5 1/2Ó x 8 3/8Ó. Specially printed for distribution to members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in consideration for nomination of the Best Screenplay. Shooting script for the film, Notes on a Scandal, written by Patrick Marber, based on the novel by Zoe Heller, directed by Richard Eyre, starring Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Andrew Simpson. Fine copy in printed wrappers. The film tells the story of Barbara Covett (Dench), a veteran and cynical schoolteacher who is close to retirement. She is barely tolerated by her less brilliant and acerbic colleagues who know nothing about her private life which consists mainly of taking care of Portia, her aging cat, and spending countless hours alone. When Sheba Hart (Blanchett), a younger, attractive woman, joins the faculty as an art teacher, Barbara watches her from afar and has nothing but caustic things to say in her diary about her clothing and her care-free manner. Despite her disdain for this woman, Barbara finds herself reaching out to her. Sheba responds by inviting her to dinner at her house to meet Sheba's lecturer husband (Nighy), who is twenty years her senior, and their two children, a sexy and rebellious 16-year-old daughter and a younger boy with Downs Syndrome. Instead of opening herself to these people, Barbara immediately sees them as competition to be beaten in the battle for Sheba's attention. The complexities deepen when Barbara discovers that Sheba is sexually involved with a young student, Steven (Simpson). The tenuous relationship between the two women continues to unravel their lives. The film has received several Oscar nominations, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Judi Dench), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Cate Blanchett), Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score (Philip Glass). The film was also nominated for several Golden Globes, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Judi Dench), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Cate Blanchett), and Best Screenplay - Motion Picture. Bookseller Inventory # 16505E

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Title: Notes on a Scandal. Screenplay by Patrick ...

Publisher: Los Angeles Fox Searchlight 2006

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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