One Week Only: Joy Division


joy-division-docAs some of you might be aware of, Pitchfork Media has their own internet t.v. station called, well, pitchfork.tv. The station runs various live concerts, music videos, interviews and the such as you might expect, but one cool feature of the site is that it streams different movies or documentaries each week. The segment is called “One Week Only” (the creative guys over at p4k don’t seem to be too creative lately) and like I mentioned, it actually shows some pretty cool movies. This week though, One Week Only has hit its peak, premiering the wonderful documentary “Joy Division.” I’ll keep on pace with the whole not creative thing and point out that the title of the movie is exactly what the movie is about. The documentary follows the rise and fall of one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time, Joy Division, and the beyond crazy antics and visions of lead singer Ian Curtis.

This documentary has been critically acclaimed and I certainly found out why when I watched it. There are countless interviews from the members, managers, and everyone seemingly ever involved. There are of course rare live video footage and images that are able to keep the documentary flowing and keep the viewer interested, because let’s face it, documentaries always get a little dry. So yeah, give it a shot and see what this segment and Joy Division are all about. Enjoy!

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One Week Only : Joy Division

One Response to “One Week Only: Joy Division”

  1. nutsberriesmusic Says:

    i loved watching this movie, especially the interviews. It shed light on Joy Division the band, rather than Ian Curtis and his backing musicians, which is how Control portrayed them. I think Joy Division’s true trump card was the fact that the four guys practically learned how to play their instruments by rehearsing endlessly, and each of them developed their own crazy, distinct style. Ian Curtis was great, but he’s only part of the story. Hooky saying he played bass like he wanted to chop the audience’s head off is as important to the sound as any of Ian Curtis’s lyrics.

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