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The Killers – Shadowplay From Control

I just finished watching Anton Corbijn’s Control and thought you might enjoy a little Shadowplay from The Killers.

“…I hold my hands up, I’m a believer in Joy Division– hallelujah …”.

Shadowplay –

Anton Corbijn

RR Watch: Director Anton Corbijn

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RR Watch: Director Anton Corbijn & Actor Toby Kebbell

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Director Anton Corbijn’s Control premieres at the Chelsea West theater in New York City.

Control: A biography of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.

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Control is based on the biography “Touching From a Distance” written by Deborah Curtis, and it’s Anton Corbijn’s feature directorial debut.

Synopsis: Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970’s England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions that fuel his music slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression, desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian’s tortured soul consumes him.

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