- Starter for 10 (film)
name = Starter for 10
caption = US release poster
director = Tom Vaughan
writer = David Nicholls
James McAvoy Alice Eve Rebecca Hall
cinematography = Ashley Rowe
editing = Heather Persons
Picturehouse HBO Films BBC Films Playtone
10 November 2006(UK) February 23, 2007(US)
runtime = 92 min.
country = flagicon|UK
language = English
budget = $10,000
gross = $177,442
website = http://www.starterfor10.com/
amg_id = 1:338094
imdb_id = 0477095
"Starter for 10", a film version of the novel "Starter for Ten" premiered at the
Toronto Film Festivalin September 2006, and released in the UK and Ireland on 10 November 2006. The screenplay is an adaptation by David Nicholls from his own novel. The film was released in the US and Canada in Spring 2007.
A period comedy set in 1985, the story chronicles the misadventures of Brian Jackson, a student in his first year at
Bristol University. A somewhat obsessive collector of general knowledge, Brian has been a fan since childhood of University Challenge. That TV show's famous catchphrase—"Your starter for 10"—gives the film its title. Upon arriving at university, he seizes upon the opportunity to join Bristol's University Challenge team. He promptly falls for his glamorous teammate Alice ( Alice Eve), though he may have more in common with a counterculturalist chum, Rebecca ( Rebecca Hall). Additionally, Brian finds himself caught between his new life, amongst the posh university set, and his old, with his working-classfamily and friends in the seaside town, Southend-on-sea.
The story follows the team's progression through the rounds of University Challenge.
* The soundtrack features music from
Kate Bush, The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, The Buzzcocks, Yazoo, Motörhead, The Smiths, Echo & The Bunnymen, Tears for Fears, The Style Counciland others.
* Brian's working-class hometown mates are played by
Dominic Cooperand James Corden. The two actors starred as working-class schoolmates in both the stage and film versions of " The History Boys".
* Despite being set at Bristol University, the main quad and Gustave Tuck lecture theatre of
University College Londonwere used as sets.
* It is an
HBOFilms production in association with BBC Films.
James McAvoyas Brian Jackson
Dominic Cooperas Spencer
James Cordenas Tone
Simon Woodsas Josh
Catherine Tateas Julie Jackson
Elaine Tanas Lucy Chang
Alice Eveas Alice Harbinson
Rebecca Hallas Rebecca Epstein
Charles Danceas Michael Harbinson
Lindsay Duncanas Rose Harbinson
Benedict Cumberbatchas Patrick Watts
James Gaddasas Brian's father
* [http://www.starterfor10.com/ Official site]
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