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MIPTV Picks 2013: The Typewriter (in the 21st Century)

Whether it’s fuelled by a reaction to the ubiquity of technology, or a love of nostalgia aspiring to the clickety-clack cool of such typewriter bangers as Hemingway or John Lennon, the clunky word processors of a bygone era are making a comeback, and perhaps, never went away.
March 1, 2013

MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE

Partners: Produced by Christopher Lockett and Gary Nicholson and distributed by Janson Media

Length: 1 x 60 minutes

Rights available: Worldwide

In 2010, filmmakers Gary Nicholson and Christopher Lockett happened upon an article in tech bible Wired –”The Last Generation of Typewriter Repairmen.” Thinking it would make a great subject for a doc, the men embarked on a search for those still enamored with the “portable printing press,” even in the Age of the iPad. Whether it’s fuelled by a reaction to the ubiquity of technology, or a love of nostalgia aspiring to the clickety-clack cool of such typewriter bangers as Hemingway or John Lennon, the clunky word processors of a bygone era are making a comeback, and perhaps, never went away. Now Liquid Paper, on the other hand…

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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