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wexy
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Control#1
Posted: 11/12/07 at 10:27pm
I saw "Control" this afternoon. The film about Ian Curtis and Joy Division. I thought that it was really good. Anyone else see it yet?
'Take me out tonight where's there's music and there's people and they're young and alive.'
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re: Control#2
Posted: 11/12/07 at 10:34pm
Darn, I thought this thread was going to be about the Janet Jackson song.
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re: Control#2
Posted: 11/12/07 at 11:23pm
re: Control

I saw it last week. Oddly, the first reel's sound was out of sych and then it corrected. I thought it was good, but I'm so overly familiar with the story that there really was nothing new for me to learn from it. Having said that, crazy Samantha Morton was great.

Even greater though are the reissues of the two Joy Division albums. The remasterings are pristeen. "Unknown Pleasures" came out the week I graduated high school and I bought it not long after. I can't recall the last time I listened to the whole thing through, but I bought the reissue and put it on and just found myself stunned, immobilized for the entire length of it. It was like hearing it for the first time. Or as if my ears finally grew up enough to transport me into the middle of the music and leave me there. It's absolutely fantastic and a must for every well-rounded music collection.

Listening to the reissue of Closer wasn't as transcendant, but I can't recommend Unknown Pleasures enough.

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re: Control#3
Posted: 11/12/07 at 11:38pm
When I was 17, I did what people told me... UH!
Pretty pretty please don't you ever ever feel like you're less than f**ckin' perfect!
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re: Control#4
Posted: 11/13/07 at 2:22am
Meh. Not really a Joy Division fan. I'll wait for DVD.
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re: Control#5
Posted: 11/13/07 at 9:40am
Ya also gotta see 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE.



And Namo, did you ever see the "Love Will Tear Us Apart" video in the movie SERIES 7? I was laughing out loud in recognition.
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re: Control#6
Posted: 11/13/07 at 10:04am
Borstalboy, I have that on DVD. Good movie.
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re: Control#7
Posted: 11/13/07 at 10:53am
Darn, I thought this thread was going to be about the Janet Jackson song.

me too. LOL. bummer.
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re: Control#8
Posted: 11/13/07 at 10:56am
Joy Divison were a big part of growing up for me.
when i hear 'em now, i cry & throw up.
& i mean that as a powerful compliment.
i want to make thngs that count
- George, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
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re: Control#9
Posted: 11/15/07 at 1:16am
"Meh. Not really a Joy Division fan."

A little too close to home, I take it? You sure talk a big depressive game.
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re: Control#10
Posted: 11/15/07 at 3:53am
I saw it, and was re-affirmed of my naive nature:
I don't understand artistic "depression." Not the right word, but it escapes me anyway.
so many successful artists have had awful mental thing going on, and many would argue that it was to the benefit of their art.
I say be happy! Get over it!
But that's jsut me, and I'm dumb.
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re: Control#11
Posted: 11/15/07 at 6:22am
"Meh. Not really a Joy Division fan."

it figures.
he would get jealous if he wasnt the most mentally ill person in the room.
i want to make thngs that count
- George, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
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re: Control#12
Posted: 12/15/07 at 3:00am
Saw it tonight. Really liked it.

I especially liked how objective it was. It didn't romanticize or demonize Curtis at all. It just presented its story.

And until the end, there was no non-diegetic music. That was pretty cool.
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re: Control#13
Posted: 1/31/08 at 3:36pm
Anyone else see it? Really good film.