Johnny Sampson

Charles Mudede, who has been writing for The Stranger since the 1990s, believes he knows lots of things. But one of the things he certainly did not know is that two films have been made with the title A Bigger Splash. One was released in 1973 and is about the painter David Hockney (he plays himself). The other was released in 2015 and is about a fictional rock star (played by Tilda Swinton). In a recent issue of The Stranger, Mudede wrote a review of the 2015 film not knowing that Northwest Film Forum was screening the 1973 one. Mudede, who refuses to blame himself for this error (he claims it has something to do with a massive solar flare that erupted on the sun's surface an hour before he wrote the wrong review), has recently learned that A Bigger Splash is also the name of a famous painting by David Hockney. In the 2015 film, the big splash refers to a pool accident that becomes a crime. We would like to thank the many readers who wrote in to correct us, including the irritated one who sent a follow-up e-mail demanding to know why we hadn't replied to their first e-mail.