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October 25, 2007 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

I saw Control last night. We got to the theatre a little later than expected, and there was a line to the end of the block. When we got in, the only two seats together were at the very front left. Yikes. It was very close.

The movie was amazing. I can’t wait to see it again. At times it feels like a documentary – it looks (and sounds) like Ian Curtis is singing up there. After the first Joy Division song, someone in the audience cheered. It was great. Sam Riley played Curtis like wet dynamite.. smoldering and sizzling and ready to explode.

It also doesn’t make any sense – as suicides never do. Ian Curtis was only 23 before he hung himself, a little too old to still have that adolescent confusion about love and way too young to be so disenchanted with life that they only way to deal with it is to end it. All our great musicians are dead…

I recommend you go see Control right away, if it is playing in your city. It ends tonight in Los Angeles, but on November 1st The Future is Unwritten is finally playing at the Nuart. I am so effing excited that I almost peed my pants when the trailer came on (maybe it was because of the two glasses of water, the Sunshine shake, and the extreme nervousness).

I’ve been listening to that old Joy Division bootleg I have lately. A lot of the songs performed during the movie reminded me of those demos. Songs bent from wire and glass.


Entry filed under: Los Angeles, Movies, Music.

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1 Comment

  • 1. Jim  |  October 25, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Hmmm…let’s look at some other ways you could have finished that simile.

    Sam Riley played Curtis like wet dynamite-
    a. pretty dangerous though safer to handle than the real deal.
    b. comparable in size to goats erect penis and similar in texture.
    c. fucking cool and funny.

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