History Film / TwentyFourHourPartyPeople

25th Mar '18 8:26:15 PM bowserbros
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* ForgoneConclusion: Inevitable, seeing as how this is based on real life. [[spoiler:Ian Curtis hangs himself, Happy Mondays blows away the remainder of Factory's money with their last album, and the record label as a whole goes under.]]

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* ForgoneConclusion: ForegoneConclusion: Inevitable, seeing as how this is based on real life. [[spoiler:Ian Curtis hangs himself, Happy Mondays blows away the remainder of Factory's money with their last album, and the record label as a whole goes under.]]
25th Mar '18 8:25:58 PM bowserbros
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* ForgoneConclusion: Inevitable, seeing as how this is based on real life. [[spoiler:Ian Curtis hangs himself, Happy Mondays blows away the remainder of Factory's money with their last album, and the record label as a whole goes under.]]
27th Apr '17 6:14:07 PM thelivingtoad
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** Yes, Music/SexPistols really did play a show at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 4 June 1976 to under 50 people, and a significant fraction of those who attended later formed a significant band, including future members of Music/JoyDivision, Music/NewOrder, Music/TheFall, Music/TheSmiths and Simply Red. Wilson wasn't at this show, though: He caught them when they came back to town on 20 July, and witnessed the first live performance of "Anarchy in the U.K.".

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** Yes, Music/SexPistols really did play a show at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 4 June 1976 to under 50 people, and a significant fraction of those who attended later formed a significant an important band, including future members of Music/JoyDivision, Music/NewOrder, Music/TheFall, Music/TheSmiths and Simply Red. Wilson wasn't at this show, though: He caught them when they came back to town on 20 July, and witnessed the first live performance of "Anarchy in the U.K.".
27th Apr '17 6:13:35 PM thelivingtoad
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The film is also officially part of Factory Records' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factory_Records_discography quite unusual release catalog]], complete with its own serial number (FAC 401) -- The film's website, DVD release and companion book (written by Tony Wilson himself) all received catalog numbers as well.
23rd Apr '17 6:42:20 PM thelivingtoad
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** Yes, Music/SexPistols really did play a show at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 4 June 1976 to under 50 people, and a significant fraction of those who attended later formed a significant band, including future members of Music/JoyDivision, Music/NewOrder, Music/TheFall, Music/TheSmiths and Simply Red. Wilson wasn't at this show, though: He caught them when they came back to town on 20 July, and witnessed the first live performance of "Anarchy in the U.K.".
23rd Apr '17 6:35:51 PM thelivingtoad
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* SoundtrackDissonance: There's an unnerving scene of [[spoiler: Ian's hanging body with the offbeat final scene of Creator/WernerHerzog's Film/{{Stroszek}} playing in the background. What's worse? [[TruthInTelevision Ian really did hang himself after watching this specific movie]].]].

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* SoundtrackDissonance: There's an unnerving scene of [[spoiler: Ian's hanging body with the offbeat final scene of Creator/WernerHerzog's Film/{{Stroszek}} ''Film/{{Stroszek}}'' playing in the background. What's worse? [[TruthInTelevision Ian really did hang himself after watching this specific movie]].]].
23rd Apr '17 6:35:33 PM thelivingtoad
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* SoundtrackDissonance: There's an unnerving scene of [[spoiler: Ian's hanging body with what sounds like a comedy sound effect playing from his television]].

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* SoundtrackDissonance: There's an unnerving scene of [[spoiler: Ian's hanging body with what sounds like a comedy sound effect the offbeat final scene of Creator/WernerHerzog's Film/{{Stroszek}} playing from his television]].in the background. What's worse? [[TruthInTelevision Ian really did hang himself after watching this specific movie]].]].
23rd Apr '17 6:30:55 PM thelivingtoad
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** Yes, Martin Hannett really did go up on a hilltop to record "silence" and forced Stephen Morris to set up his kit on the roof of the studio, recording him long after everyone else had left.

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** Yes, Martin Hannett really did go up on a hilltop to record "silence" and forced Stephen Morris to set up his kit on the roof of the studio, recording him long after everyone else had left. And yes, despite all of his extremely eccentric behavior, he's widely considered to be [[BunnyEarsLawyer one of the greatest record producers to ever live]].
23rd Apr '17 6:29:17 PM thelivingtoad
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The film is a biopic that [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory stretches the truth a bit here and there]], but some of the more fanciful things included in the movie actually happened:
** Yes, Martin Hannett really did go up on a hilltop to record "silence" and forced Stephen Morris to set up his kit on the roof of the studio, recording him long after everyone else had left.
** Yes, Factory Records really did lose money on every copy of Music/NewOrder's "Blue Monday" because of the cost of its elaborate die-cast sleeve, despite it being the best-selling 12" single of all time.
** Yes, Tony Wilson really did compare Shaun Ryder of Music/HappyMondays to Creator/WilliamButlerYeats. Ryder is indeed a gifted, witty lyricist with a keen eye for observation, but his loutish personality has often obscured his talent.
** Yes, Factory Records really didn't have proper contracts with its artists, which is why London Records balked at acquiring them, and simply signed their lone remaining successful act, Music/NewOrder.
** Yes, the Hacienda really did lose a ton of money specifically because everyone was doing drugs and not buying booze. Peter Hook of Music/NewOrder once claimed that the club lost up to £18 million despite it being a packed hotspot every night. The club didn't close immediately after Factory Records went under though; Wilson and New Order kept it going until 1997. The main discrepancy with the film's depiction of the Hacienda is fairly minor: Wilson wasn't present at the final night, nor was the club's final event a rave: It was a concert by the space rock band Music/{{Spiritualized}}.
22nd Jan '17 2:17:53 PM Mdumas43073
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