Joy Division - Music Documentary Film

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Joy Division - In-depth to look at the brief but vital trajectory of a band that died with its frontman, Ian Curtis. only to be reborn as the equally influential New Order. Features interviews with all surviving band members and explores the Manchester origins of this revolutionary act, their partnership with Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, and collaboration with producer Martin Hannett.


The film assembles TV clips, newsreel, pictures of modern Manchester and Manchester in the late 1970s, and interviews include the three surviving members of the group. Joy Division were an English band formed in Salford in 1976. The group consisted of vocalist Ian Curtis, guitarist/keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris. Sumner and Hook formed the band after attending a Sex Pistols concert. While Joy Division's first recordings were heavily influenced by early punk, they soon developed a sound and style that made them one of the pioneers of the post-punk movement.

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