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  1. my god i love joy division and ian curtis. i love their music videos, especially for “transmission.” his dancing is eerily beautiful and a little horrifying.

    i’m guessing “Control” will be better than “24 Hour Party People”? and fyi, when i saw “samantha morton,” i actually thought “samantha BROWN,” the woman who has a show on the travel channel, and i was like, wow this woman wears a lot of hats!

  2. LOL @ “Samantha Brown”!!! I just added a YouTube clip of a live performance of Transmission and She’s Lost Control to my post.

  3. Lucky you that you saw the screening. And what an all encompassing post. I loved ’24 Hr Party People’ but was bummed not to get a little bit more of their story so I’m sure I’ll be checking this out.

    And there’s nothing funnier than being at a punk/new wave show and seeing the teenagers dance like Ian.

  4. @ Ambika, only Ian (or people playing Ian in a movie) should dance like Ian, IMHO. LOL. You definitely have to see the movie and let me know what you think. I want to see it again.

  5. Music Hum ! I love the word ^_^
    I’m very curious about this video, I’ve never heard of it before. Thanks for posting it in YouTube

  6. I’ve been wanting to see this movie since I read about it last year! I always thought of Pete Doherty as a semi-contemporary Ian. Self-destruction of what could be a wonderful life… Though, based on what Pete’s released, he’s never been as good as Ian.
    Anyhow, thanks for posting all this great stuff.
    Totally unrelated: Have you ever read the book Hollywood Babylon?

  7. Oddly enough, I heard about Hollywood Babylon through a video filmed at the Vena Cava show. One of the designers said it was the line’s inspiration. Is it worth reading? (I love old time intrigue, but not if it’s overwhelmingly cheesy or obviously untrue.)
    Also, you are a font of all things pop culture!

  8. I await the release of this film in the UK with excitement. More guys should dress like joy division; minimal, tailored, intelligent *sigh*

  9. Joy Division is still my favorite band. So many wannbes today…
    oh i posted clips from cheryl’s post on Westwood on my blog. let her know : )

  10. OH Very jolly!
    IS it Thursday again?
    No it’s Suicidal singers on Wednesday.
    Where have you been CG?

  11. PB, you are cracking me up. I love Fatboy’s video. What timeliness too, considering Christopher Walken moseyed his way into my Anne Boleyn post.

  12. it has always stoked me out that ian curtis (& johnny thunders) and i share the same birthday. can’t wait to see this film!

  13. i totally missed this post…thanks for clueing me in! happy to see the video as well. just makes me want more.