It seems ironic that the latest Jim and Heinz film Critical Error=True starts with Heinz bemoaning the loss of an article he wrote online, when the precise same thing just happened to me as I tried to write about the bloody film. Another spooky coincidence is that Tarkovsky’s film Stalker , which Critical Error=True references, had to be shot again in its entirety when the Soviet film lab fucked up all the negatives.
Writing and editing Critical Error involved a lot of research into the history of data storage, ‘Research’ which quickly turned into ‘wasting a load of time getting sidetracked’. And before I kicked myself back to actual productive work I pondered these two questions:
1. Are they going to remake Stalker like they remade Tarkovsky’s Solaris?
2. If they remake Stalker , wouldn’t it be cool if it was a blaxploitation remake, like they did with Get Carter?