A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
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…
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Review In A Nutshell:
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…
I got an unknown amount of pleasure watching this
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…
'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.'
One of the best music biopics I've ever seen, and one of my all time favourites too. What's so amazing about this film is that you don't need an interest in Joy Division to watch it and to appreciate the beauty of it.
Sam Riley is outstanding as Ian Curtis, especially considering it was his first major role, as is Samantha Morton, who plays Ian Curtis' wife Deborah.
Anton Corbijn does an outstanding job of directing this film. He manages to put across a true-to-life story in a way that feels…
love a bit of joy division
v v v sad man
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This film marked me deeply. Could not be a biography, a true and sad story, it would be good in the same way. I felt a huge empathy for Ian Curtis. Sam Riley did a terrific job playing Ian. For a moment he could be the real one.. forever! (I don't mind) What a great performance!
A band like Joy Division restates to be something great with that black and white atmosphere who fits in perfectly.
Although I know that in the end, Ian Curtis would commit suicide, this scene still touches me everytime I watch it, like it was the first time.
"Atmosphere" song nail it!
But love, love will tear us apart again
Who knows what Ian Curtis suffered throughout his all too brief life on this earth?
Anton Corbjyn doesn't provide all the answers, but he asks the right questions.
I almost had a panic attack watching this
Biopic of musician Ian Curtis, frontman of Joy Division.
Kind of hoped for a little more introspection from a film dealing with such an iconically tragic figure - we receive little in the way of justifications for Ian's irrational behaviour, and are left to stand clueless on the side line along with Curtis' friends and partners. In a way this actually works quite well - in reality we can never truly understand the motivations of those around us, and in the case of Curtis all we really have to go off of as far as an internal monologue is his lyrics; and that said, the film does effectively integrate music and narrative. Yet, its characterisations are not quite powerful enough for me to feel an immense sense of attachment…
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