Bringing the ZX Spectrum to the movies

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A new movie is set to celebrate 40 years of the finest home computer of all time: the ZX Spectrum – more details here.

Fans of classic computers may already be familiar with the work of Nicola and Anthony Caulfield, a pair of filmmakers who have already brought us From Bedrooms To Billions (that charted the story of the UK computer games industry from the late 1970s onwards), The Amiga Years and From Bedrooms To Billions: The PlayStation Revolution.

Now, they’re going backwards again to the mighty ZX Spectrum, the brainchild of the late Sir Clive Sinclair. The Speccy celebrates its 40th birthday next year, and the Caulfields will be celebrating this with their next film, The Rubber Keyed Wonder.

In their words, it’s to be a definitive documentary celebrating the groundbreaking, iconic computer. It’ll be an 80 minute movie, and the disc release will come with lots of extra features too. They just need a bit of help getting it funded, and have turned to Kickstarter.

“We want this to be a definitive account of this story that goes into all the finer details of how and why the ZX Spectrum was created, what impact the computer had as well as the various versions that followed right the way through to the latest iteration of the system with the ZX Spectrum Next”, they’ve explained.

The film will be completed in just over a year, and you can find more information on it here. We’ll be following its progress with interest.

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