Film news: Control

Victor at Melanthos reminded me how excited I am at the imminent arrival of the Joy Division film Control. I’m more of a New Order fan than Joy Division but I can guarantee even if you’re not familiar with their music, the film will be beautifully shot as it’s directed by Anton Corbijn.

Control is actually a biopic about Joy Division’s 23-year old lead singer Ian Curtis who committed suicide on the eve of Joy Division’s first U.S. tour. It’s based on the book Touching From a Distance, by Curtis’ wife, Deborah (which I still haven’t managed to buy).

The release date is 5th October – don’t miss this one.

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7 Responses to Film news: Control

  1. V*Kstro says:

    YOU BEAT ME TO IT! I just hav’nt had the time to use YOUR “The reel thing” & “French fancies” post. Thx!

  2. Libertygirl says:

    My mate C art directed the movie – and so I am doubly pleased to report that it is bloody brilliant! xx

  3. Allure says:

    I read about this film like a year ago in NME. They said, the band (the actors) are great musicians, and the augured a good film. We will see…because I usually don’t like musician biopics, except “The Doors”.

    I prefer Joy Division 😛

  4. Blue Floppy Hat says:

    I’ve heard of this film….and I’d love to watch, because both JD and New Order were/are brilliant bands. Plus, libertygirl is hopefully right about it!

  5. emsie says:

    sounds like a really interesting film, hadn’t heard about it before.


  6. Kaybar007 says:

    I *heart* Anton Corbijn cos of the Depeche Mode connection – really looking foward to seeing this movie!

  7. indie says:

    If I get tickets, I’ll be seeing it on 20th this month !!! I’m so excited!!

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