Way back on June 9, Fresh Air had a great interview with the director Anton Corbijn, whose film Control is now available on DVD. Control, as you're probably well aware, is based on the life of the post-punk pioneer Ian Curtis, the frontman of the infinitely influential band, Joy Division. Curtis took is own life in 1980, but not before creating a body of work that is, while quantitatively modest, towering, heartbreaking, and timeless. In the interview, Corbijn speaks about the time he spent photographing Joy Division, what it means to revisit one's youth through the process of creating art, and why he didn't want to think of it as a music film.
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