California Typewriter

Anyone who loves machines, poetry or, better yet, the poetry of machines should see it.

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California Typewriter

Cultural historians, collectors, and various celebrity obsessives, including Tom Hanks and John Mayer, launch us into the bittersweet moment when a beloved-but-dying technology, the typewriter, faces extinction.
Genre
Documentary
Runtime
103
Language
English
Director
Doug Nichol
Cast
Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, Mason Williams, Ken Alexander, Martin Howard, Jeremy Mayer, Herbert Permillion III
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Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

Doug Nichol’s documentary “California Typewriter” is a rich, thoughtful, meticulously crafted tapestry about the evolution of the beloved writing machine for purists, history buffs, collectors and others fighting to preserve or re-embrace analog life. The film, which first began as a brief look at a ...

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