Sunday, January 06, 2008

Control

Control

Easily the best movie I've seen in 2007, Control follows the life of Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division, who developed a new style of music that helped pioneer the post-punk movement in the late 1970s. It also deals with his suffering of depression due to epileptic seizures as well as his rocky relationship, which led to his suicide on the eve of Joy Division's first U.S. tour. Shot in black and white, there is this dark and timeless feel of this film that allows emotions to flow all over the screen. It certainly has a driving energy that takes my breath away. The last scene with "Atmosphere" playing in the background simply sends shiver down my spine. Depressive mood aside, the actor that played the band manager had me laughing throughout the movie with some of his witty wisecracks. Well-written script, solid performance, excellent music, this film really impressed me. A truly great biographical movie. Even with its rather slow of pace, it is still an interesting journey with some great music along the way. Higly recommended.

Joy Division - Atmosphere
Joy Division - She's Lost Control
Joy Division - Transmission

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2 Comments:

Anonymous WenY=P said...

damn dead.... the music is so dead..... even a stone has texture when felt.. Joy Division.. god knows how they came up with that name........ "JOY"

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weny=p, google "The House of Dolls"

3:08 AM  

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