The feature film Starter For 10 - named after a phrase from the popular British game show University Challenge - centers around a working-class student acclimating to the prestigious Bristol University during his first year. After debuting this fall at the Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews, the HBO Films production is scheduled for release by Picturehouse on February 16 in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, with a nationwide release following later in the month. Play-Tone/Rhino Records spotlights the songs that help tell this coming-of-age story with alternative rock selections from the '80s that are featured in the film. STARTER FOR 10 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK will be available February 13 at all retail and digital outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested list price of $18.98.
Featuring 15 songs, the soundtrack evokes England in the mid-'80s with songs by Kate Bush, The Buzzcocks, Psychedelic Furs and The Smiths. Five songs from The Cure are included - "Boys Don't Cry," "Six Different Ways," "In Between Days," "Pictures Of You" and "Love Song." STARTER FOR 10 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK also contains favorites by U.K. hitmakers including "Situation" by Yaz, "Long Hot Summer" by The Style Council, "Wonderful Life" by Black, "Ace Of Spades" by Motorhead, "The Hurting" by Tears For Fears, and "Do It Clean" by Echo & The Bunnymen.
Directed by Tom Vaughan, Starter For 10 was written by David Nicholls, who created the TV series Rescue Me. The film revolves around Brian Jackson, who arrives for his first term at university with a burning ambition to appear on the quiz show University Challenge. Amazingly, his dream comes true - he makes the team, they successfully complete the qualifying rounds and prepare for the first televised match. But while Brian is an expert at general knowledge, he's a beginner at love and relationships.
His infatuation with a beautiful fellow teammate almost brings his university career to a grinding halt. He struggles as he copes with the demands of tutorials, his love life and a heartfelt desire to memorize the kings and queens of England in chronological order. Starter For 10 is a romantic comedy about love, class, growing-up and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom.
For more information on the film visit www.starterfor10.com.
STARTER FOR 10 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
1. "In Between Days" - The Cure
2. "Love My Way" - Psychedelic Furs
3. "Wonderful Life" - Black
4. "Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've?)" - The Buzzcocks
5. "Six Different Ways" - The Cure
6. "Situation" - Yaz
7. "Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
8. "Love Song" - The Cure
9. "The Man With The Child In His Eyes" - Kate Bush
10. "Pictures Of You" - The Cure
11. "Do It Clean" - Echo & The Bunnymen
12. "The Hurting" - Tears For Fears
13. "Boys Don't Cry" - The Cure
14. "Long Hot Summer" - The Style Council
15. "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" - The Smiths