Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Writing Control

On The Guardian's Film Blog, Matt Greenhalgh (who won the Guild/List prize at the Edinburgh Film Festival) talks about writing the film Control, about Ian Curtis of Joy Division.
In the research phase, I had a hitlist of people who knew Ian to go to see to get it right. As a biographer, you've got to be right. Some can try to bully you into presenting their version of Ian - we'd have a showdown and I was just waiting to get "well, you didn't even know Ian" thrown into my face. But Tony Wilson just said: "Fuck 'em, go write the myth". I felt free after getting his permission.

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