For the Holidays, a Film About Klacks

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Do yourself a favor and get the DVD for Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal. It is Downton Abbey without Downton or the Abbey (or any of the cast)—i.e., it’s full of British accents and wonderful art, prop, and set direction. It is “Ingenious, Brilliant and Hilarious”! And it features David Suchet (Poirot) as you’ve never seen him before (below). It is a fantastic tale of love, revenge, and . . . stamps, set against the backdrop of a competition between snail mail and KLACK technology (a communications system something like an e-mail relay from one big tower to the next). I won’t spoil it for you. Rent it, buy it—just, for heavens sake, watch it this holiday season.


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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →