Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I understand he dies in the end

I want to see this film so badly, it's killing me.

I think Sam Riley looks brilliantly like Ian Curtis. According to the IMDB, Sam Riley previously played Mark E Smith (frontman of The Fall) in 24 Hour Party People.

Not quite from the separated-at-birth files, I would say.

I guess that's why those theatre makeup people get paid the big bucks.
Although Control is ultimately a tragedy, of course, it appears to have spots of insider humour (which, next to the larfs afforded by Schadenfreude, is the best sort there is). After Ian Curtis has an epileptic seizure on-stage, Rob Gretton tells him things could be worse, he could be the singer in The Fall.
Allison (who knows her films, by god) has gone on record as saying that the cinematography is gorgeous. The trailer sure looks stunning to me. It certainly has real Atmosphere.mp3.

And really what more is there left to say, other than She's Lost Control.mp3.


justacoolcat said...

Well you had me at The Fall and then you take me to joy(division)?

Don't make me have a music crush on you. You don't know how gushy I can get. Well, maybe you do.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's one of your finest qualities, Just A. Gushiness is highly underrated in my opinion.

She's Crafty said...

I'm going mad trying to get it into my schedule - what's wrong with having a matinee opening day??
Damn limited theatres.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's not even coming here yet, Serah! I'm more than willing to schlep myself downtown to an art house but it looks like I would be watching Rocket Science instead, which I also want to see, actually, just not as desperately.

Allison said...

I'm sad that it hasn't opened up near you all yet. I hope it does soon.

I really knew nothing of the story of Joy Division or the movie itself before sitting down in the theatre so that fact that it was in black and white came as a grand surprise. It felt very tactile and rich.

I hope I haven't hyped it up too much for you. I think being such a fan, you will enjoy it either way.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

"tactile and rich" - that's a good description, Al, film studies taught you well. I get that feeling from the trailer even, it's pretty gorgeous.

Beth said...

I am DYING to see this film! Shall we meet at the popcorn counter, Barbara?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You can even budge in front of me in line, Beth!