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9th Feb '16 3:53:55 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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A {{Biopic}} about Ian Curtis and Music/JoyDivision, directed in 2007 by Creator/AntonCorbijn as his director's debut. Possibly the only straight up biopic that isn't a documentary.

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A '''''Control''''' is a 2007 {{Biopic}} about Ian Curtis and Music/JoyDivision, directed in 2007 by Creator/AntonCorbijn as his director's debut. Possibly It's possibly the only straight up straight-up biopic about Ian's life that isn't a documentary.
6th Dec '15 2:10:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Tony tries to comfort Ian with this after the riot under FromBadToWorse, bay saying the band's publicity will help them when they tour the US.

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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: In-universe. Tony tries to comfort Ian with this after the riot under FromBadToWorse, bay by saying the band's publicity will help them when they tour the US.
8th Oct '15 9:23:47 AM BadSplice
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A {{Biopic}} about Ian Curtis and Music/JoyDivision, directed in 2007 by Creator/AntonCorbijn as his director's debut. Possibly the only straight up bio-pic that isn't a documentary.

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A {{Biopic}} about Ian Curtis and Music/JoyDivision, directed in 2007 by Creator/AntonCorbijn as his director's debut. Possibly the only straight up bio-pic biopic that isn't a documentary.



* CountryMatters: The band gets Tony Wilson's attention with a note which simply states: "Joy Division, you cunt."



* DownerEnding: Ian commits suicide, Deborah ends up distraught (doesn't help she was raising their daughter..) and the band breaks up.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The entire film is shot in black-and-white.

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* DownerEnding: Ian commits suicide, Deborah ends up distraught (doesn't help she was raising their daughter..) and the band breaks up.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The entire film is shot in black-and-white. Justified as the vast majority of existing photos regarding the band are in black-and-white.



* OopNorth: The film takes place there. In fact the corresponding TV Tropes article used a shot of this movie to illustrate this.

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* DownerEnding: Ian commits suicide, Deborah ends up distraught (It doesn't help she was raising their daughter) and the band breaks up.
* ForegoneConclusion: Everyone knows the story will end with Ian committing suicide.
* FromBadToWorse: The final Joy Division gig, with Ian frequently ducking off stage in order to combat a worsening seizure, forcing Alan Hempstall of Crispy Ambulance to step in for him. The gig ends in a riot.
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Tony tries to comfort Ian with this after the riot under FromBadToWorse, bay saying the band's publicity will help them when they tour the US.
* OopNorth: The film takes place there. In fact the corresponding TV Tropes article used a shot of this movie to illustrate this.this.
* {{Retirony}}: Played with. Ian commits suicide on the eve of the band's first US tour.
6th Jul '15 10:06:21 AM Folamh3
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The film is based on the life of Ian Curtis.
* [[spoiler: YourCheatingHeart: The implication of what starts Deborah's relationship with Ian to deteriorate. Ironically, in Real life, both Ian and his 'lover' Annik Honoré were considered just close friends, Annik constantly stating her relationship with Ian was platonic]].

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The film is based on the life of Ian Curtis.
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YourCheatingHeart: The implication of what starts Deborah's relationship with Ian to deteriorate. Ironically, in Real life, both Ian and his 'lover' Annik Honoré were considered just close friends, Annik constantly stating her relationship with Ian was platonic]].platonic.
6th Jul '15 10:04:50 AM Folamh3
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25th Apr '15 3:00:22 AM Patachou
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* CultSoundtrack: Interestingly enough the soundtrack album has covers of the originals more than anything else.


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* OopNorth: The film takes place there. In fact the corresponding TV Tropes article used a shot of this movie to illustrate this.
21st Feb '15 1:09:14 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* [[spoiler: YourCheatingHeart: The implication of what starts Deborah's relationship with Ian to determinate. Ironically, in Real life, both Ian and his 'lover' Annik Honoré were considered just close friends, Annik constantly stating her relationship with Ian was platonic]].

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* [[spoiler: YourCheatingHeart: The implication of what starts Deborah's relationship with Ian to determinate.deteriorate. Ironically, in Real life, both Ian and his 'lover' Annik Honoré were considered just close friends, Annik constantly stating her relationship with Ian was platonic]].
16th Feb '15 7:46:13 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* DownerEnding: Ian commits suicide, Deborah ends up distraught (doesn't help she was raising his son..) and the band breaks up.

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* DownerEnding: Ian commits suicide, Deborah ends up distraught (doesn't help she was raising his son..their daughter..) and the band breaks up.
16th Feb '15 7:45:43 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* DespairEventHorizon: After [[spoiler: Deborah doesn't return his feelings of staying with him, Ian sends her out which leads to an seizure. He recovers only to finally hit this point and commit suicide]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: After [[spoiler: Deborah doesn't return his feelings of staying with him, Ian sends her out which leads to an a seizure. He recovers only to finally hit this point and commit suicide]].
16th Feb '15 7:45:06 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* BreakupSong: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is played after Curtis and his wife break up.

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* BreakupSong: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is played after Curtis and his wife break up.start to fall apart following his distance from her.


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* DownerEnding: Ian commits suicide, Deborah ends up distraught (doesn't help she was raising his son..) and the band breaks up.


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* DespairEventHorizon: After [[spoiler: Deborah doesn't return his feelings of staying with him, Ian sends her out which leads to an seizure. He recovers only to finally hit this point and commit suicide]].


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* [[spoiler: YourCheatingHeart: The implication of what starts Deborah's relationship with Ian to determinate. Ironically, in Real life, both Ian and his 'lover' Annik Honoré were considered just close friends, Annik constantly stating her relationship with Ian was platonic]].
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