I have decided that the film ‘Control’ about the band Joy Division, staring Sam Riley, is one of my most favourite films.
I watched it again last night for maybe the 4th or 5th time. The acting is fantastic, the direction & pace captivating. As sad as the story is, I actually think it inspiring & hopeful. Now many may not agree with me, but I see life in it even though there is depression & death. Ian Curtis probably had more experience in his short life than many of us will have in our whole lifetime. And I’m talking about emotion & feeling & expression here. All of which is displayed though the music & songwriting. Amazing.
What made the film even more special for me, & has nothing to do with the film, is that I watched it last night with a friend & he thought it a great film too. It’s so good when that happens; when something you totally love is appreciated, understood & liked by someone who means a lot to you. Somehow it seems to confirm that they understand you & get what makes you tick. Also the shared appreciation is most satisfying & warming.
So, if anyone is actually reading this post & thinks they may fancy watching it, then you should. See if you feel the life in it.
I’ll even provide a link for you to purchase it right now…!
Hope you like it.