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10-24-2007, 10:51 AM #1
Control - Joy Division Movie
I saw it last night at the ILM Screening room on the ILM Campus in the Presidio of San Francisco. As you can imagine Georgie boy spared no expense to make a killer theater. Holy F!
At any rate if you love music then you need to see this flick.
I'm not sure how/where it's being released, though I have a suspicion that it's just doing the major metropolitan shuffle (San Fran, NY, LA, etc).
But it's worth checking out.
That said I have to admit that I was never into JD.
My musical upbringing was a bit hodge podge starting with Cal Tjader, Dave Brubeck, Barbara Streisand, Harry Belafonte, Anita Day, and Frank Sinatra (my parents grew up in the 40s/50s). My first forays into rock were The Beatles and Beach Boys followed by Ozzy and Rush and then I sunk into Prog Rock heaven followed shortly by the New School Rap attack and indie blitz of the '8os. I thoroughly missed New Wave and Punk, except from a retro perspective. JD has always been one of those bands that I knew about and whose music I was vaguely familiar with.
The movie has changed all of that.
New Order did the score.
The kids playing JD in the movie sang/performed all their own JD tunes.
It was shot in glorious black and white.
Really impressive, poignant, and funny film with a bittersweet undertone.
Definitely put it on the list to check out should you get the chance.
10-24-2007, 11:07 AM #2
Thanks for the review. I love Joy Division and I’m even more hyped on this movie.The trumpet scatters its awful sound Over the graves of all lands Summoning all before the throne
Death and mankind shall be stunned When Nature arises To give account before the Judge
10-24-2007, 11:57 AM #3
I recently got the soundtrack for the film and it made me break out the old albums for the commute. Since we still have no snow, maybe it'll be playing somewhere in the city this weekend.
10-24-2007, 12:20 PM #4
the flick is supposed to be opening here in SF on Friday, October 26th. I don't know which theaters are showing it, though.
the other word on the street is that Rhino is re-issuing the 3 official/original Joy Division albums next week, each comes with a bonus live disc.
10-24-2007, 05:28 PM #5
New Order did the score. I'm not surprised.
The movie '24 Hour Party People' is about the Manchester music scene. Joy Division figures into that movie. If you don't know about that movie and reading this thread, watch the film.
10-24-2007, 06:00 PM #6
so stoked...got some Joy Division re-masters coming in the mail.
will be doing a Joy Division feature on IGN Music next week.
and yeah, 24 Hour Party People is a definite Must Watch, though I found it focused more on the Happy Mondays than JD...
it was kind of eerie watching Control and then seeing Tony Wilson's name on the Executive Producer credits what with him having just passed on recently.
10-24-2007, 11:18 PM #7
24 hour party people is one good flick....
10-25-2007, 05:25 PM #8
Control - SF showing, Clay on Fillmore, starting this Friday. May try to see it on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
10-25-2007, 07:00 PM #9
i'd go see it again but i'll be f@#king up the bases of my No Ka Ois on the WROD's at Loveland and A-Basin Sunday and Monday...
10-25-2007, 10:44 PM #10
Can't say that I wouldn't join you if my wonderful mother wasn't throwing the king of all halloween parties on Saturday night.
10-26-2007, 12:00 PM #11
too bad it ain't the King throwing the Mother of all Halloween parties...
10-26-2007, 12:26 PM #12
10-26-2007, 12:36 PM #13
24HPP is a decent flick. Gives some good insight into the whole Madchester scene.
Also Steve Coogan is the shit. One of the better British actors in the game these days.
01-16-2008, 08:42 AM #14
The fact that the actor who played Ian Curtis actually sang and the others played their instruments made it even more authentic, I got the chills a couple times during some of the performances.
I was pretty young when Joy Division was around, so most of my exposure to them was via New Order. But I've downloaded a bunch of JD songs lately, some of them are pretty powerful.
Great movie, even if you aren't necessarily into Joy Division
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