R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The opening scene, in which Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan) goes hang gliding for an item on his regional Granada news program, really happened. Furthermore, original Granada footage, showing the real Tony Wilson in some distress, has been spliced into this scene.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the latest craze sweeping the Pennines, and I've got to be honest, I'd rather be sweeping the Pennines right now.
At the Sex Pistols concert, Tony Wilson identifies one of the groups there as "Stiff Kittens, later Warsaw, later Joy Division, and finally New Order". The band never officially went by the name Stiff Kittens; they did allow it to be used on a poster for a show because they didn't have any other name they could use, but the first official name for that particular band was Warsaw.
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