Entertainment Weekly‘s Lisa Schwarzbaum’s review of 9 contains a puzzling error about 4 paragraphs in:
“The expanded cast of creatures looks great, dressed and animated in the homespun style Acker calls ”stitchpunk. (Fans of Acker’s original film devised the term ”steampunk” to describe the machine-y nuts-and-bolts-and-scrap-metal aesthetic that defines the movie’s look and the characters’ environment.)”
Commentors, of course, have pointed out that, no, Acker’s fans had little to do with the “steampunk” name, since it has been around for quite some time. I’m willing to give Schwarzbaum the doubt-benefit. We all screw up, especially when deadlines are tight. I’d like to see a correction, mind, but won’t hold my breath.