CONTROL, Anton Corbijn's Film About JOY DIVISION

New to DVD is CONTROL, a nine time film festival award winner, including three wins earned at the Cannes Film Festival,
was directed by acclaimed music photographer Anton Corbijn and loosely based on Curtis’ wife’s book, Touching From A Distance.
Anton Corbijn
It stars two-time Academy Award® nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Minority Report), Alexandra Maria Lara (Downfall) and relative newcomer Sam Riley (24 Hour Party People).
This movie is a shot in black and white — akin to a documentary and is more docu-drama since it’s loosely based on the book by Curtis’ wife. It’s about the rise of the punk genre of music (David Bowie’s music is a huge impetus to Curtis from the outset from the Glam-rock stages).
What’s interesting is that Riley looks remarkably like Curtis in some ways and has managed to come across with the inwardly downward spirel of depression that would drive Curtis to suicide.
Sam Riley playing Ian Curtis, lead singer, Joy Division
May 18, 1980 was a gloomy day for punk fans alike when Ian Curtis took his life. The English band, Joy Division, brought a unique sound that made a strong impact on the punk faction during the late 70s and Ian Curtis will be forever recognized for his key role in that.
Although the band went on to become the group New Order after his suicide, CONTROL examines Curtis’ personal ups and downs while with Joy Division that made a lasting impression on the music world.
While many might not remember Joy Division, there are a number of key, cutting edge musicians (Guy Forsyth for example) who followed Joy Division and are aware of the effect that Joy Division and Curtis had on the development of punk rock– and the eventual evolution of Joy Division to become the New Order after he died.
It’s a powerful film, at times depressing but extremely compelling. Not for the times when you are down, but when you want something that shows the inner demons of a man who was driven– but where is the question.
Special Features
· Audio commentary with director Anton Corbijn
· The Making Of Control
· Out of Control: A Conversation with Anton Corbijn
· Extended Live Concert Performances
· “Transmission” music video by Joy Division
· “Atmosphere” music video by Joy Division
· “Shadowplay” music video by The Killers
· Still gallery
· Theatrical Trailers
Find it now on
Stevie Wilson

Subscribe to RSS headline updates
Powered by FeedBurner


Xobni outlook add-in for your inbox
© 2007 KBP Inc.

Author: Stevie Wilson

Digital and social media pioneer and visionary meets disruptive innovator with a passion for topics and conversations that reveal insight into the So. California lifestyle. appeals to a global audience (from Asia to Africa; Middle East to Europe, No. America to Latin America) in variety of topics and sectors: style (beauty and fashion), health & fitness, entertainment (movies, TV, books, music and more) ; food, beverages & spirits; IT Security + tech , travel, special events (red carpet to green carpet) I am known for interviews ( podcasts , textual and video conversations) with notables, celebrities and companies about interesting products & brands; profiles about places that reflect the So. CA vision and special events (Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys & other events that illustrate celebrity , athletes and home-town "stars" lifestyle and initiatives.) that illuminate the insider's perspective of So. California's lifestyle . Learn what's hot in Los Angeles, NYC, MIami and stops closer to home that make this blog a must-read because the voice, attitude, authenticity and ability to grasp the essence of most sectors, brands & products make it easy for consumers to earn what makes a brand, initiative or product unique - whether, food, fashion or finance (or any other topic "on the table") With 15+ Years online launching websites, online magazines, forums, products & brands, my voice, authenticity and ability to grasp the essence of most sectors, brands & products make it easy for me to share what the online audience and consumers alike want to learn- how to shop, live and reflect the lifestyle they wish to emulate. Need to leverage digital and social media space? Reach out to me!

Share This Post On