Thursday, March 6, 2008

Robert helps Starter For 10

"Here's a cool article about the Penelope soundtrack and about how Robert made the soundtrack cool! (correction: the part about Robert is referring to the film Starter For 10, NOT Penelope.)


And the film, set in the 1980s, had a "phenomenal soundtrack" featuring the Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears, the Smiths and more.

"The story behind the soundtrack for that was that we couldn't afford such a great soundtrack because those tunes cost a lot of money," says McAvoy. "Morrissey doesn't really let his songs out for less than a ... lot of money, and neither do the Cure.

"But the lead singer for the Cure came along, saw the film, liked it so much and he was originally going to try and score some of the music, but it didn't work out due to other commitments, and he said, 'Yeah, you can have lots of our songs.'

"As soon as he did that, everybody from the '80s, including Morrissey, was like, 'Yeah, you can have our music. Yeah, yeah, yeah, totally. Have it cheap.' So it was great."

(Thanks Spencer)


  1. In the article, related to The Cure, they are talking about movie Starter for 10 from 2006 with this soundtrack>>

    5 songs of The Cure!

  2. I have so much respect for Robert, but Starter For 10 was an awful film with some atrocious acting. Robert must have seena pre-release cut before agreeing to let them use Cure music, surely? Or is it that they were able to use th e music in the film anyway, but getting it released on a CD required Robert's permission / committment to reduced fees?

  3. I've never even heard of this film. Pretty cool of Robert, though.

  4. well god knows if the movie will ever play in America, but I did look it up in IMDB where it has a quite respectable 6.8 rating. Sounds quite promising from the description really.

  5. Starter for 10 was out last year and is now on dvd. Very good movie. Well worth a rental at least.