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1.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing, 17 Aug. 2005
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This review is from: 24 Hour Party People - Single Disc Edition [2002] [DVD] (DVD)
This is a totally pointless movie.
It doesn't tell you either an entertaining or accurate story of the Manchester music scene. There is no mention of the music scene's origins within the northern soul scene of the late 70s. Nor is there any mention of some the most important bands of the time such as the Fall or the Stone Roses and even New Order's career only gets a very brief mention.
All it tells you is the story of rather sad, insignificant little man who made his fortune out of other people's trajedys or making a buck out of a night club who's success was build upon a drug dependant thug culture which was mirrored by wilson's own sad descent into cocaine fuelled self-indulgence through out the 80s and 90s.
It does make me wonder what kind of people a documentary like this appeal to? Maybe people who read gory biographys on people like Jim Morrison or Kurt Cobain?
Wilson once told us that "death sells" declaring that Ian Curtis's death was the greatest thing that happened to him.
Unfortunately by the success this rather dull documentary has had already ... it seems he may be right!
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Initial post: 11 Apr 2008 00:36:31 BDT
Mr. A. Cook says:
"All it tells you is the story of rather sad, insignificant little man who made his fortune out of other people's trajedys or making a buck out of a night club who's success was build upon a drug dependant thug culture which was mirrored by wilson's own sad descent into cocaine fuelled self-indulgence through out the 80s and 90s."

Sounds like the perfect story to make a film out of.
Also, the film doesn't mention the Stone Roses or the Fall because they weren't with Factory Records, which is what the film is about...

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Mar 2012 02:21:57 GMT
Metanoia says:
New Order was!
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