California Typewriter Reviews
I still have a hybrid typewriter/word processor in my closet...if I had a place to put it I'd bring it out. As a baby boomer who actually took a typing class in college and whose Mom had a couple of old Royals in addition to an IBM Selectric, this movie touched me unexpectedly.
And it was bittersweet to see Sam Shepard.
Yes, it's a documentary that romances said vintage machine. At first one presumes it's kind of a frivolous love letter by Tom Hanks and his army of fellow whiteout survivors. But then, somehow, this movie finds it's depth and purpose with John Mayer, of all people, as he articulates his newly discovered affinity. It runs a little long but this movie won me over about half way through. Not because of it's love of the analog element... but for it's affection for the creative process such vintage machinery uniquely affords. Recommended