Joy Division Control by Christophe Conte

Published: 2018
Publisher: FNAC
Author: Christophe Conte
Slim 72 page hardback book and DVD
"Fnac exclusive edition - édition spéciale"
Part of the "Ciné rock'n'soul" series
ISBN: 978-2-3779-7027-8

It includes the original Control film by Anton Corbijn on a DVD housed inside a 17.5 x 24.5 cm size 72 page hardback book.

FNAC's synopsis:
A 72-page book + 160 unpublished photos and the original film on DVD

He hovers over Control an impression of mystery, underlined by the black white licks of the director Anton Corbin. This mystery is that of a man, Ian Curtis. In his book, Christophe Conte retraces the life of Ian, revives the rich hours of the English post-punk period at the heart of which he revealed himself. He analyzes the iconic titles of Joy Division, looking for the reasons that led Ian Curtis to permanently lose control. And at the end, the Ian Curtis mystery remains intact.

The author: Christophe Conte has been a journalist at Les Inrockuptibles since 1991. He has also written several books on song and rock, including biographies of Nino Ferrer and Etienne Daho. Columnist on radio and television, he co-directed with Gaétan Châtaigner for France 4 two documentaries on François de Roubaix and David Bowie.