Hello Threshold-Cross Over readers!
Today we’re doing some background research on the Submarine soundtrack and movie itself, providing you with some Fun Facts of the Day.
So what exactly is Submarine? Submarine, originally a book by Joe Dunthorne, was made into a movie by the director Richard Ayoade and released in 2010. Submarine stars Craig Roberts as Oliver Tate, the awkward 15-year old main character, and Yasmin Paige, as Jordana Bevan, his pyromaniac adolescent crush. As IMDB summarizes:
“15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.”
Awkward? YES. Adorable? YES. Annoying? YES. But weren’t we all at 15? This isn’t your regular sappy love story with a “hero-conquers love” theme but instead an awkward coming of age film. We’ve said awkward a lot haven’t we? Trust us, it’s just that, which is probably what makes it so wonderful.
Here are the stars describing the movie. They’re such cuties:
AND the director, Ricahrd Ayoade, talking about the movie and the soundtrack:
The 5 songs on the soundtrack were written and played by Alex Turner, the Arctic Monkey’s lead vocalist, specifically for the movie.
Here’s an interview from the man himself:
And lastly for your entertainment, a wonderfully disected review from pitchfork.com
So, Threshold-Cross Over readers, we leave you in supsense for our visual inspirations tomorrow with this quote from Submarine:
“My Dear Americans, The film you are about to see is a biopic of my life. The events take place, not so long ago, in a proud land called Wales. Wales is next to England, a country you pretend to treat as an equal. My homeland has produced Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Jones and some other people. You have not yet invaded my country and for this I thank you. Submarine is an important film. Watch it with respect. Fond regards from your protagonist, Oliver Tate.”
Thanks for reading!