What a wonderful medium film is for expression. I have often wanted to delve into the realms of film/movie making for my photographic work in the processes of super 8 and cine film, and have even bought myself a lovely little super 8 camera and black and white film to get me started.
I think this interest in making my own video footage has come about through my love of art house movies, small directorial works, and short films, a love which has seemed to really blossom over the past month perhaps even into obsession… yes I am currently that weird person you always see at your local blockbuster … and you are the one standing there thinking doesn’t she have anything better to do with her life??? The answer to that question is … YES… but this is keeping me from going insane whilst I am in Adelaide finishing my degree anticipating my move to the other side of the world at the end of the year.
Encase you already didn’t know I am moving to London to pursue acting and my love of photography, very very soon!!! However in the meantime I am becoming a movie buff! =) The film I want to talk about here is Control…
Control is a film which is based on the lead singer (Ian Curtis) of the band Joy Division: an English alternative rock band formed in 1976, in Macclesfield, Greater Manchester, UK. The film is a profile on Curtis’s life according to his former wife Debbie who wrote a book about the trials of his and their life together including his love affair with a Parisian woman, his struggle with epilepsy, band commitments, married life and fatherhood, all before he committed suicide at the young age of 23. The film was directed by Anton Corbijn and stars Harry Treadaway, Samantha Morton, Joe Anderson, and Sam Riley; who went for the role of Ian Curtis whilst he was a simple factory worker.
The film is entirely in black and white and is one of the best films I have seen in a while… do check it out!!!!!!