Thursday, December 27, 2007

Radio, Live Transmission.

A few weekends ago, I saw Control directed by the legendary Anton Corbijn (2007). I was a bit apprehensive about seeing this movie because I'm a pessimist by nature, but was happily surprised.

The film seems to be incredibly accurate. It portrays Ian Curtis in a very human light and separates the man from the musician. Perhaps this is largely due to the fact that the film drew upon Deborah Curtis' book Touching From a Distance.

Sam Riley as Ian Curtis in Control

Anton Corbijn really shines as a director. His shots are perfectly framed and allow the viewer to see the dismal place where Ian Curtis lived, breathed, thrived and died. The black & white film adds a nice effect as it adds to the emotion of the movie. The soundtrack is obviously outstanding and the actors who played the band members of Joy Division are actually playing the songs in the movie (mise-en-scene at its finest).

You can view the trailer here:

Anyway, it's still playing at Cinema Village on 12th Street and 2nd Ave. Go see it and bring tissues. I haven't stopped listening to Joy Division since.


Stephanie Palumbo said...

i liked it too!

brassbonanza said...

Don't Walk Away In Silence....