Profound yet unpretentious. The documentary pulls it off in the same manner as their music by using critical theory analysis from contemporary writers from the Joy Division era mixed with first hand anecdotes from the band members, their colleagues and loved ones. The talking heads appear within a black, spaceless void in contrast to photos and videos of Joy Division and late 70s Manchester. Great watch
Part one in my rock n roll suicide documentary double feature. An interesting and insightful movie about a great band. It’s cool to get to know more about music you love, or anything you love I guess for that matter. Ian Curtis was a gifted artist who probably had more to give.
I took a girl on a first date to see this. Surprisingly, wasnt as uplifting as one would hope for a first date, but also was a great way of weeding out if she liked good film and music. The film really made you feel the loss of Ian Curtis. It pulled on the heart strings in just the right way. I learnt so much about this band that I love and about New Order. Really worth seeing.
Un buen documental informativo, con entrevistas y datos. Si ya conoces la historia del grupo, no resulta tan atractivo y se vuelve en momentos monótono. Sin embargo es un documental muy bien hecho con footage sorprendente. Un poco obscuro, pero es así como se recuerda la historia de esta banda. En lo personal, prefiero la ficción basada en la vida de Ian Curtis, "Control", pero este es un documental muy recomendable.
Maybe already seeing Control and 24 Hour Party People softened me up, but I loved this documentary because it didn't tarnish the perception I already had of Joy Division through their music alone. The archive footage, interviews and editing were spectacular. I actually wish it was longer.