Tuesday, 12 February 2008

"To Terrible Love Songs from Anton Corbijn"

Yesterday (Feb 11th) saw the UK release of the Joy Division biopic Control on DVD. I went along to HMV on Oxford Street in London to meet the director of the film Anton Corbjin who was signing copies of the DVD and his new book In Control. I am very pleased to announce Terrible Love Songs now has its very own signed Control poster (see above) proudly placed on the wall at TLS HQ.

I'm always fascinated to see who turns up to an event like this, yesterday it was a good mix of young and slightly older, pierced and non pierced, big hair, small hair, male and female. One guy I met in the queue told me he had been a huge Joy Division fan for over 20 years and hadn't watched the movie in a cinema yet because he knew he would find it too upsetting. Considering Ian Curtis's life was so short, it's easy to see his impact is still very much alive. R.I.P. Ian Curtis.

A date for the U.S. DVD release hasn't been set, but Amazon's online store and CD Universe claims the scheduled release date to be March 25th, 2008. The Australian DVD store lists a release date as March 12th on their website.

Control has won or been nominated for the following Awards:

BAFTA Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer
Chicago International Film Festival Silver Hugo Award for Best Screen Play

BAFTA Best British Film
BAFTA Best New Writer
British Independent Film Awards Best Screenplay
London Critics Circle Film Awards British Breakthrough - Filmmaking

And Sam Riley has won British Independent Film Award for "Most Promising Newcomer" for playing the of Ian Curtis.

Transmission (Joy Division and John Cooper Clarke)


Cookiemouse said...

Cool that you now have a signed poster. Well done.

chalky said...

Thanks cookiemouse!

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