We just watched Switchblade Sisters. Gaddamn that's a good movie. And I'm not being sarcastic. It's a damned good movie. The chick who played Lace went on to voice several characters in those beloved '80s cartoon franchises, Rainbow Brite and Pound Puppies. Yikes.
I just watched a little clip from a new movie called Control, directed by Anton Corbijn, currently showing at Cannes. Now, I love Anton Corbijn (more for his Depeche Mode work than his U2 work but that's because I think U2 stopped being relevant or... deserving of record deals sometime in the pre-90s. But I'm like that.) But, the problem with depicting real people on screen (it's a movie based on the book Ian Curtis' widow wrote after he killed himself - Oh no... was that a spoiler? heh), especially singers is that they have to not only really LOOK the part - you have to choose to have the actor sing the songs or use the original vocals and hope that it all matches up well. He's chosen to have the actor sing the songs (at least in the clip I saw). And uh ... that looks like a mistake. It's glaringly not the same voice - not even in the right timbre. And it's distracting. I think that any film maker is going to have a bitch of a time creating a better Ian Curtis than the one Sean Harris depicted in 24 Hour Party People. But who knows, maybe I just didn't see enough of it to really decide.
I doubt anyone reading this is a hardcore Joy Division fan. And I'm willing to bet a few of you have absolutely no idea who the hell Ian Curtis is. And ya know? that's okay. I don't know a damn thing about surf music.