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08.28.2007
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Any trailer (or clip) can be severely enhanced when set to a song like Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart, but when the trailer is about the troubled man who wrote it, there is an added resonance. CONTROL tells the story of Ian Curtis, who created a new style of music as the frontman of Joy Division, and who committed suicide at the age of 24 on the eve of the band's first U.S. tour. I hadn't heard of this film until today, but it was a success at Cannes, and that's good enough for me! But seriously, the black and white trailer looks stunning, and like I said, it certainly doesn't hurt when you have that kind of soundtrack backing you up. This is the first film from Anton Corbijn, a life-long Joy Division fan, and director of music videos for the likes of U2 and Nirvana. The film will have a limited release stateside on October 10th and you can view the trailer HERE.
Extra Tidbit: Joy Division photographer Kevin Cummins had this to say about the film: The film lack humour. It would appear that Corbijn has bought into the mythology surrounding the band...the crypto-fascist young men in their grey overcoats from the grim north of England. Nothing could be further from the truth."
Source: Collider

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3:28PM on 08/28/2007
Looks excellent, and would you expect anything but black and white from Corbijn? Haha, he's been U2's ever talented photographer for ages e made some great videos for them as well (like the stunningly cinematic Electrical Storm).
Looks excellent, and would you expect anything but black and white from Corbijn? Haha, he's been U2's ever talented photographer for ages e made some great videos for them as well (like the stunningly cinematic Electrical Storm).
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6:00AM on 08/28/2007
i recommend 24 Hour Party People (hammered to the ground by JoBlo himself but praised in the Bottom Shelf), before watching Control. Curtis' life only features about 20 minutes in 24HPP, but it gives you a pretty good picture about the man. I think, at least.
i recommend 24 Hour Party People (hammered to the ground by JoBlo himself but praised in the Bottom Shelf), before watching Control. Curtis' life only features about 20 minutes in 24HPP, but it gives you a pretty good picture about the man. I think, at least.
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