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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…
The colour scheme is fuckin' black & white, and they fuckin' speak as if there's a golden shite. The fuckin' movies are all overblown, the fuckin' powers and all those fuckin' guns. The fuckin' people are fuckin' stupid, they fuckin' talk as if they know it.
The fuckin' music is fuckin' fucked, what sadness can give, not a fuckin' thing could. The fuckin' love is fuckin' unreal, with all the fuckin' dance and all them fuckin' seals.
The fuckin' cigarette is not going to fuckin' help, coz' them love-birds are going to yelp. Though the fuckin' music stays alive, through the fuckin' rope and through the fuckin' blue eyes.
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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
Joy Division forever.
Not bad, prefer 24 Hour Party People
Even if you've never heard of Ian Curtis before and couldn't give two shits about Joy Division, I think you'd like Control.
Anton Corbijn directs Control with great restraint, and almost transcends a fictional retelling of Ian Curtis's life to just Ian Curtis's life. This is amplified by Sam Riley's excellent perfoemance, he perfectly embodies Ian Curtis. I'm kinda disappointed that he didn't get a lot of work after this cause he was really excellent.
The screenplay coulda used a little work, but I really enjoyed this film. Some key relationships and motivations were rushed, and there was one part where out of nowhere there was a voiceover from Curtis, which just explained what was going on, and it was really unnecessary.
Excellent soundtrack as well.
Short review, but I'm tired.
Control is every bit as bleak, disturbing, upsetting, and unsettling as Joy Division's music -- and that's what makes this movie successful. The black-and-white photography looks great, and it's the perfect touch to the film's dreary tone that it needed. Sam Riley gives a harrowingly authentic performance as Ian Curtis, while Samantha Morton proves yet again that she's one of the most underrated actresses in the business with her stunning work as Curtis' wife, Deborah. The soundtrack is every bit as good as it should be (though non-Joy Division fans may be a bit turned off). The scenes in which Riley and the actors playing the other JD members perform the group's classic tunes are a thrill to watch and…
This film has that shade of black and white, that just by looking at the poster, you know it's going to be sad.
(That and the knowledge that it's about Ian Curtis)
Very good film, low-key but dramatic and well acted.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Even as a fan of Joy Division, I never knew much about singer Ian Curtis. Other than relating to his lyrics and droll singing, I didn't and still do not know who he is a person, other than troubled.
This movie made me feel closer to him and his music. Each song told a story of the period in Curtis' life, and flowed together beautifully with the black and white footage.
I was so emotionally wrapped in the film. It wasn't until the very end that I realized how young Ian Curtis was. It's heartbreaking. His pain and struggle created some of the most amazing art that will go down in music history.
This film perfectly showcases the story of Ian Curtis. May he rest in peace.
A beautifully made film, every shot feels like a carefully staged photo. 'Control' feels incredibly personal, probably due to the source material and the director's real-life connection to Ian Curtis. Sam Riley's portrayal is really moving. I don't know what else to say besides that as far as rock biopics go, this one is pretty flawless.
Director Anton Corbijn turns Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis' life into an artistic wonder in Control. A depressing and dark film, Corbijn's black and white film with killer cinematography breathes life into a film that would otherwise be a pretty typical musician biopic. Okay, it is still a typical musician biopic, but it does look really good. Telling the story of the rise and fall of Curtis, including his infidelity and epilepsy that led to his suicide in 1980, the film is a truly harrowing journey. The serves not just as a showcase for Corbijn, but also his actors led by Sam Riley as Curtis, Toby Kebbell as the band manager Rob Gretton, and Samantha Morton as…
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