|Title:||24 Hour Party People|
|Genre:||Non-Musical Music Film|
|11.03.07||Netflix|| Seeing Control put me in a mood to watch this again. Plus now I like to think I know a lot more about that whole era than when I first saw this years ago. Plus there's the story that the guy who plays Ian Curtis in Control also played Mark E. Smith of The Fall in this (I didn't see him. I saw the real Mark E. Smith but no Sam Riley. A google search confirms in an interview with Riley that he had one line and it was cut from the film) so... all these things point to me renting this.|
It's still good. I still quite like the way Winterbottom plays with Tony Wilson's commentary and free DV shooting. While I'm sure it's not nearly all 100% accurate (Tony Wilson's commentary goes a long way in separating what did and didn't actually happen), it's admirable that they told so much story in one film. And actually pulled it off. You don't have to look any further than a Southland Tales or a Good Shepherd to see how hard something like that is to do.
It also makes me wonder if that infamous Manchester Sex Pistols gig was featured in Sid & Nancy. It's been such a long time since I've seen that movie I don't remember. I seem to think that there's only like two performance scenes in that film though so probably not.