Movie Review: Joy Division

Toronto – Man I had written this ridiculously awesome post about this movie, and how it is that I got tickets to see this at tiff, but then i accidentally hit forward on my web browser and now its all gone, so what you have left is whatever i write now, in my fragile, broken state of mind as I mourn the death of my previous post.

The documentary I saw was : Joy Division

As you have most likely deduced, it is a documentary about the band Joy Division, one of the most influential bands in the past thirty years. Don’t believe me? what other band has had 1 documentary and TWO full length movies made about them. Not even Bono can pull that shit off, no matter how many trips he makes to Africa.

Needless to say, I was super excited to see this documentary, as Joy Division is one of my favorite bands ever. So imagine my joy when the Tiff person said that Peter Hook was in the house and was giving Q and A sessions after! Holy crap, da hook is in da house. Too bad I had to go to vfest after.

So details about the documentary .. basically, its about how the band formed, how they made it big, and of course the Ian Curtis suicide. The great thing about this film was that it had everyone you would want to hear from in a Joy Division documentary, aside from Ian Curtis. All the former members were there, Tony Wilson, Peter Seville, Anton Corbjin and even Ian Curtis’s belgian waffle – Annik Honore. The amount of information and footage shown in this documentary was great. There were many stories I have not heard before and its just great to see a nicely done music documentary.

In conclusion – if you are a fan of joy division, new order or any sort of respectable music – its a much watch. If you are a fan of anything interesting, then its also a must watch. If you are thinking about suicide, and wonder if people will grieve a long time for you after you die (no, they’ll form new order), you should probably watch this too.

5/5

Here is a link to the wiki entry for Joy Division if you have not heard of them (shame on you…and your mother)

here is a youtube video of their song Love Will Tear Us Apart

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