California Typewriter

California Typewriter

DVD - 2017
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CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER launches us into the bittersweet moment when a beloved technology, the typewriter, faces extinction. Delivering a thought-provoking view on the changing dynamic between humans and machines, director and three-time Grammy Award winner and nominee Doug Nichol explores the mythology attached to the classic typewriter, as cultural historians, collectors and various celebrity obsessives (including Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, and Sam Shepard) celebrate the typewriter both as object and means of summoning the creative spirit. The film culminates in the movingly documented struggle of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking.
Publisher: [El Segundo, California] : Gravitas Ventures, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Apr 10, 2018

An excellent documentary about typewriters and how they are being reinvented in various ways by talented people. A touching story.

Mar 08, 2018

This documentary is one of the better movies I've seen recently. Typewriter enthusiasts are interviewed, and more coverage is given to a collector, the crew at the California Typewriter shop and an artist who turns typewriter parts into sculptures. I found the shop and artist segments to be the most interesting. The California Typewriter team loves what they do. I hope the shop thrives and they are able to continue their work.

tomato Dec 05, 2017

An excellent and very thoughtful look at a great machine - the typewriter. How different people use it, and how it may still have a place in our electronic world.


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