Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"Control" Is Coming...

More good buzz for Anton Corbijn's forthcoming Ian Curtis bio-pic Control, this time from Stephanie Zacharek over at Salon.com. Control also picked up a some awards a couple weeks back. Thanks to Awards Daily for the tipoff. Here's an excerpt:

What's most touching about "Control" is that it reminds us that these four guys making some very heavy music were really just kids. "The movie doesn't try to make them into big mythological people," Corbijn says. "It's very down to earth, really. It's very human. It's basically the story of a young boy finding his way, and getting lost."

Here in Toronto, someone asked me if "Control" would mean something only to people who care about Joy Division, or if it could work for anybody. But just who, exactly, do we mean by "anybody"? Of course, every moviegoer has his or her own tastes or expectations. But I never know how to answer that question when the film at hand is beautifully made and makes you care about its characters. I suppose the answer is, if you have no interest in people, you might not care much for "Control." But then, you might as well ask why you go to the movies in the first place.

Whole article here

And now the trailer...

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