Sunday, March 14, 2010
I finally got around to watching Control this weekend and I can say without a doubt it is one of the top biopics I have ever seen. The story (more of a myth at this point) of Joy Divison and Ian Curtis is enthralling, heartbreaking and stylish as hell. In their short time on this earth Joy Division represented quintessential English style and mood - dark, brooding, cigarettes, trenches, military inspired everything. Control, shot in black and white, does a marvelous job of capturing Joy Division's iconic image and is full of sartorial inspiration. Whether or not you are a fan of the band the movie is a serious lesson in post-punk, early 1980's, Brit cool. You can read more about Joy Division's style influence here.