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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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