JOY DIVISION DVD

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Based on the memoir TOUCHING FROM A DISTANCE by Deborah Curtis, Anton Corbijn�s CONTROL is as near perfect a filmic telling of the story of Joy Division and Ian Curtis as any fan could hope for. It�s also a beautifully rendered piece of cinema about the crippling effects of love and regret, and the salvation we seek in art. Born out of England�s post-Sex Pistols punk explosion, Joy Division played a dark, minimalist version of the nascent sound, and became cult heroes thanks in part to their brilliant yet disturbed frontman Ian Curtis (played by an eerily perfect Sam Riley). Corbijn does a wonderful job recreating the Manchester band�s music and live show, cutting straight to the essence of Joy Division�s unique appeal. Credit must also be given to the three actors who portray the rest of Joy Division. Playing all the instruments themselves, they perfectly capture the band�s powerfully stoic presence, one that translates both live and on record into the sonic equivalent of an existential crisis. CONTROL, however, is ultimately about Curtis�s tumultuous marriage with his wife, Deborah (Samantha Morton), and the way that Joy Division became an aesthetic manifestation of his pain--one that was both physical (Curtis was an epileptic) and emotional. Corbijn evokes Curtis�s hurt and isolation with both honesty and subtlety: a photographer originally, he frames each shot to look like a stark black-and-white photo from an album the audience was never meant to see, making Curtis�s pain palpable and his eventual suicide that much more tragic. The overtones to the later suicide of Kurt Cobain are hard to avoid, but where Cobain�s suicide has always been discussed in terms of the pressure he felt as a rock star, Curtis�s, as rendered by Corbijn, is a pain anyone could potentially be forced to suffer through.
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Based on the memoir TOUCHING FROM A DISTANCE by Deborah Curtis, Anton Corbijn�s CONTROL is as near perfect a filmic telling of the story of Joy Division and Ian Curtis as any fan could hope for. It�s also a beautifully rendered piece of cinema about the crippling effects of love and regret, and the salvation we seek in art. Born out of England�s post-Sex Pistols punk explosion, Joy Division played a dark, minimalist version of the nascent sound, and became cult heroes thanks in part to their brilliant yet disturbed frontman Ian Curtis (played by an eerily perfect Sam Riley). Corbijn does a wonderful job recreating the Manchester band�s music and live show, cutting straight to the essence of Joy Division�s unique appeal. Credit must also be given to the three actors who portray the rest of Joy Division. Playing all the instruments themselves, they perfectly capture the band�s powerfully stoic presence, one that translates both live and on record into the sonic equivalent of an existential crisis. CONTROL, however, is ultimately about Curtis�s tumultuous marriage with his wife, Deborah (Samantha Morton), and the way that Joy Division became an aesthetic manifestation of his pain--one that was both physical (Curtis was an epileptic) and emotional. Corbijn evokes Curtis�s hurt and isolation with both honesty and subtlety: a photographer originally, he frames each shot to look like a stark black-and-white photo from an album the audience was never meant to see, making Curtis�s pain palpable and his eventual suicide that much more tragic. The overtones to the later suicide of Kurt Cobain are hard to avoid, but where Cobain�s suicide has always been discussed in terms of the pressure he felt as a rock star, Curtis�s, as rendered by Corbijn, is a pain anyone could potentially be forced to suffer through.

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