Philip Seymour Hoffman's economy music

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 January 2009
Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman's economy music

'The Boat That Rocked' actor Philip Seymour Hoffman thinks 60s pop music will help people get through the credit crunch

Philip Seymour Hoffman thinks 60s pop music will help people through the credit crunch.

The Oscar-winning actor is convinced his new movie 'The Boat That Rocked' - set in a 60s pirate radio station loosely based on the infamous Radio Caroline that broadcast from the North Sea between 1964-67 - will allow people to forget about the global economic crisis.

He said: "I don't want to give away the ending, but these words come up on the screen and I just remember thinking, 'Yeah, that's right, that's beautiful. I think I'll take that thought for today and hold onto it.' I really hope the film does that. I think a lot of people will get a lot out of it."

The film, directed by 'Love Actually' director Richard Curtis, features an all-star cast, including Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Gemma Arterton, Nick Frost and January Jones.

Before the shoot, Curtis loaded the cast's iPods with albums by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and other popular 60s artists. Hoffman thinks music from that era is particularly relevant in today's turbulent times.

He explained to Empire magazine: "The state of the world isn't so hot, you know? How people are feeling when they get up in the morning may not be the best, and the idea that rock 'n' roll is cathartic has a very important place in the world."

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