Wednesday, May 20, 2009

excessive flashpoints beyond all reach

i watched the joy division biopic control this afternoon. i'm not sure if i like it or not. the pacing was slow, and i feel like it only really scratched the surface of ian curtis's life. by the end, though, it was terribly moving. the masterful use of my favourite ever joy division song, atmosphere, in the closing scenes made it all worthwhile.

"i wish i were a warhol silk screen hanging on the wall. or little joe or maybe lou. i'd love to be them all. all new york's broken hearts and secrets would be mine. i'd put you on a movie reel, and that would be just fine."