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Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
"Side effects include: drowsiness, apathy, and blurred vision... I'm taking two."
Yes, fucking, please!
Odd to use the word 'enjoy' when describing this film but I will. I enjoyed watching this. Anton Corbijn's black and white photography making the story all that more powerful. Bleak, depressing, desolate, cold, and loney; these are words to describe both the look and content of the film.
Even if you are not a Joy Division fan, you might already be familiar with their story from 2002's 24 Party People. In that film, you get an overview of their beginning and eventual rebirth as New Order. In Control, you get the more personal view of Ian Curtis.
The performances by all the actors, including Samantha…
In Anton Corbjin's Control we have the chance to see the world through the eyes of Ian Curtis, the vocalist of the acclaimed british band from the late 70s, Joy Division, which is actually one of my all time favorite bands. Control documents the relationship bewtween Ian Curtis and his wife and between Ian Curtis and his mistress, his battle against epilepsy and the path to Joy Division's fame and the way all those happenings destroyed his life.
Control was directed by the acclaimed photgrapher Anton Corbjin, and you can immediately see he knows how to elaborate a visually stunning film. Beautifully shot in black and white, this film is a major directional achievement, from the ingenious use of light…
Anton Corbijn has a flair for visuals. Anyone who has seen his work with Depeche Mode will know what I mean. He's made that step from brilliant photographer to film director with consummate ease and this his debut feature had all his hallmarks.
Ian Curtis was the lead singer with the late-seventies band Joy Division. A complex, some would say selfish young man, he had deeply troubling emotional problems courtesy of an epilepsy condition he just couldn't deal with. This biopic paints an unhappy man who struggles to deal with depression and the big decisions he made that cornered him. Marrying his childhood sweetheart at 19 and a father by 22, he threw himself into the band after problems with…
I got an unknown amount of pleasure watching this
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I don't consider myself as the biggest Joy Division enthusiast, but I can proudly say that I do love their music and I consider myself at least a fan of their work. The band has made an impact on my life and my perspective of music. I remember when around 5-6 years ago, when I first heard the band, I listened to Unknown Pleasures, it didn't instantly blow me away instead it crept up on me as I kept coming back to it. It was songs like She's Lost Control and Disorder that truly hit me in the heart and convinced me that they are…
A look into the life of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis directed by former band photographer Anton Corbijn. Filmed in black and white it tells the story of an introverted yet highly gifted young man struggling with epilepsy and depression who's only escape from life is through music. He marries his childhood sweetheart at a young age and they have a daughter together but his life is further complicated when he meets and falls in love with a Belgian journalist, which cause's more confusion and feelings of shame in his head rapidly increasing his downward spiral.
The performances throughout the film are of a high standard, Sam Riley is superb as Curtis, like a ball off kinetic energy whilst performing…
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Tenía pendiente esta película hace un tiempo, y me gustó bastante.
La fotografía en blanco y negro le da una sensación acorde a la época en la que está ambientada, es uno de los mejores biopics que he visto.
Enorme papel el de Sam Riley, además que las escenas de los conciertos son increíbles tanto por como las filmaron como por el sonido, me recordaron un poco a la producción de Whiplash.
Existence. Well, what does it matter? I exist on the best terms I can. The past is now part of my future. The present is well out of hand.
This is how a biopic should be done.
I've been meaning to watch this for a while because on numerous occasions people have told me that I look like the guy in this film. Personally I don't see the resemblance, but hey, whatever.
I got an unknown amount of pleasure watching this
A moving biographical drama of the singer Ian Curtis.
Surprisingly great. I loved the cinematography. Strong acting and screenplay. Very cool that the actors actually learned to play the songs. Super sad story.
Control by Anton Corbin is a very powerful movie with a solid performance by Sam Riley in particular who, apart from his resemblance to Ian Curtis, hypnotizes the audience with his dance moves on stage. It's a deep jump into the 80s, plus the black and white cinematography is a winning choice.
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