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California typewriter

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Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, Mason Williams.

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[El Segundo, California] : Gravitas Ventures, [2017]


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DVD release of the 2017 documentary.

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER plunges us into the bittersweet moment in which a beloved technology, the typewriter, faces extinction. Delivering a thought-provoking view on the changing dynamic between humans and machines, director Doug Nichol explores the mythology attached to the classic typewriter, as cultural historians, collectors and various celebrity obsessives celebrate the typewriter both as object and means of summoning the creative spirit. The film also movingly documents the struggle of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking.

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