The Typewriter (in the 21st Century)

The Typewriter (in the 21st Century)

A Film About A Machine and the People Who Love, Use and Repair It

Downloadable Video - 2014
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The documentary film is an ode to a marvelous machine that changed the world, and the surprisingly enduring culture that valiantly attempts to preserve its legacy and save it from cultural extinction.
Publisher: [United States] : Janson Media : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 58 min.)) : sound, color


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LPL_DanC Apr 06, 2016

If you think it would be interesting to hear Robert Caro and David McCullough discuss how much they love their typewriters, or to see the typewriters used by Sylvia Plath, Ernie Pyle, John Updike, and Ernest Hemingway, then you will find this to be an utterly engrossing documentary. Includes a number of interviews with typewriter collectors and technicians, who are seeing a resurgence of interest in typewriters among young users.

1dreamer Feb 04, 2016

Nice documentary about typewriters. I especially liked the part about the people who collect the typewriters. It was cool to see the machines owned by Earnest Hemingway, John Steinbeck and John Lennon. They were dependable, and they don't require electricity--so they can be taken to war zones and undeveloped parts of the world. They make you think about what you are writing, because it's on paper. And we still use the QWERTY keyboard today, 100 years after being invented.

Oct 17, 2014

Charming. Well-sequenced talking heads - the men and women who repair and use these beautifully designed machines of yesteryear. Slower may be better. I learned of this documentary shortly after cleaning out my mom's house and taking the early 1960s typewriter on which I typed my papers in junior high and high school. I have started using it again.


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