I went to see Control (The story of Ian Curtis from the legendary Joy Division) on Sunday this past weekend. I was totally blown away by the film – it’s a definite go-see! The story was gripping, sad and at parts disturbing, while the cinematography was stunning. Check out the trailer!
Anton Corbjin directed Control with consultation of Ian Curtis’ widow and based on Debra Curtis’ book “Touching From A Distance”. Corbjin also directed a number of videos including “Never Let Me Down Again” by Depeche Mode (1987), “Heart-Shaped Box” by Nirvana (1993), “Lips Like Sugar” (first version) by Echo & the Bunnymen (1987), and “Atmosphere” by Joy Division (1988).
Corbjin doesn’t fall into the trap fo sensationalising Curtis’ death by hanging. He does a tasteful job of telling Curtis’ story. Go see it before it leave the cinema…it’s definitely worth it!