13 Jan 2005
Ian Curtis biopic 'Control' on BBC Northwest Today 
BBC Manchester featured a piece by Kate Simms on the forthcoming Ian Curtis biopic in its regional BBC Northwest Today show broadcast on 10 January 2005. Writer Matt Greenhalgh said that Ian Curtis "was definitely one of the godfathers of the city, and to be able to write a film - a Hollywood film at that - about it is just great." Tony Wilson remembered Ian as "the character whose head poked out of a fourth story window in London one night while he and the rest of his band were raining eggs and flour and water on me and my group trying to get into a van where they'd 'jammed' the door handles."

Read the full transcript.

Thanks to Kate Butler at the BBC.



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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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