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85. Notes on a Scandal

Published September 19, 2010

Fast Facts

Title: Notes on a Scandal Director: Richard Eyre Year: 2006 Run time: 1hr 26

Background Info

Talking to Mr C afterwards, I said that I had never heard of this and wasn’t sure it was a particularly big film until I checked Wikipedia, where I saw it had been up for loads of awards and was a critical hit. Mr C said even he had heard of it. I felt shamed.

Live Blog

00:00:58 - A UK Film Council film. There will be no more of those, I guess. 00:02:13 - Imagine looking at a whole school of people and wondering what they will be when they grow up. 00:04:11 - “Below the national average but above the level of catastrophe.” 00:05:21 - He was in Sherlock! 00:07:08 - Surely as a teacher, you need to be able to handle fighting. That’s why I couldn’t do it. Well, one of the many reasons. 00:10:23 - People either leave of get pregnant, no other announcements possible. 00:11:37 - That’s a big old house she’s got. On a teacher’s salary? 00:13:07 - Ah, inheritance. 00:14:59 - I like that she is so very judgemental, but likes it really. 00:21:56 - That was a student, yes? Not good at all. 00:25:18 - I think he’s more creepy than seductive. **00:29:12 - They must be freezing. **00:30:24 - “You’ve done my brain in.” Is that meant to be a compliment? 00:37:26 - Woah, her Christmas is completely manic! How does she cope? 00:42:48 - She’s invited him to her little art studio in her back garden? Behind the house where her family are? She deserves to get caught! 00:48:29 - She rides her bike recklessly fast with no helmet. Probably not her highest priority right now, but still. 00:52:43 - Her marriage doesn’t seem that unhappy. They’re always laughing. 00:54:11 - “Takes courage to recognise the real as opposed to the convenient.” 01:00:17 - Do adults really go to friends and ask if she mentions you? Isn’t that for the playground? 01:06:49 -** Uh oh, the police are there. The cat is well and truly out of the bag. **01:10:27 - Quite a lot of supermarket placement in this. She was at Tesco earlier, and those were Asda paracetamol. 01:14:09 - She’s watching her sleep, isn’t she? Ugh. 01:16:20 - Another supermarket!** **01:18:49 - I was going to say a few minutes ago her eyes were nice but she may have ruined her makeup now. 01:23:29 - I sense another victim.** **

Conclusions

This was a lot more psychological than I’d thought it was going to be - a lot more about the control and relationship between Judy and Cate, rather than the relationship with the boy. Which is a good thing, because that is a lot more interesting than a silly scandal. Also, it was based on a book which is now added to my Kindle wish list.

Rating: 35

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