Joy Division “Shadowplay” live, September 1978

Posted May 18th, 2007 by eric

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Ian Curtis hanged himself 27 years ago today. It was the night before Joy Division was set to fly to American for its first US tour.

Curtis’ biopic, ‘Control‘ is a hit at Cannes, according to Billboard after premiering this week. The film is black and white because, as director Anton Corbijn said, “My whole memory of that period is black and white. There is basically no color photography of that band around. So it felt very proper to the project.”

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