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Anachronisms 

In nearly every scene when Tony Wilson is in his car you can see items that were not around in the 1970-80s. Including digital satellite dishes and new style cars/buses and vans.
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When New Order is writing Blue Monday (which was first performed November 1982), the synthesizer on the left is an AKAI 7000. This model was not sold until 1986.
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Yamaha NS10 studio monitors/speakers are clearly seen when camera is panning around studio as Joy Division are recording. These monitors weren't available until 1987.
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When Tony Wilson is driving away from his first wife at Manchester Piccadilly Station, a late 90's Fiat Bravia can be seen behind his "1980" taxed Peugeot.
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Continuity 

In the opening hang-gliding sequence, the design on the glider changes between close-ups and long shots (the long shots are of Tony Wilson himself during the actual event that is being portrayed).
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Crew or equipment visible 

Crew members reflected in the door at Ian Curtis' funeral.
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Factual errors 

In the film Tony Wilson is seen at the funeral of Ian Curtis however in real life he could not attend the funeral as he was given the task of looking after Annik Honore, Ian's lover from Belgium, so that she would not attend the funeral and cause upset. She had come to see Ian before he flew with the band to America for the tour.
Ian Curtis hanged himself in his kitchen. However, the film suggests that he hanged himself in the den while watching television.
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Ian Curtis' first epileptic seizure did not occur onstage, as in the film, but in the car on the way home from a Joy Division gig. It is also shown as occurring after the band composed 'She's Lost Control', a song that reflected upon Curtis' disease.
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According to Tony Wilson on the DVD commentary, there were never any gold discs in the Factory office. Wilson objected but by this stage it was too late to remove them due to continuity problems.
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According to Tony Wilson on the DVD commentary, the scene showing neo-fascists attending a Joy Division concert or them causing a riot, as implied by the film, never occurred.
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The film shows Ian Curtis having hanged himself while watching the Werner Herzog film "Stroszek". He actually hanged himself after he finished watching the film, and while listening to the Iggy Pop album "The Idiot".
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The Haçienda's last night of operation wasn't a rave night as seen in the film. It was actually a performance by the English space rock band Spiritualized. The building was used for two parties after the club officially closed.
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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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