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California Typewriter (2016)

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California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.

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Doug Nichol
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Silvi Alcivar Silvi Alcivar ... Herself
Ken Alexander Ken Alexander ... Himself
Tom Hanks ... Himself
Martin Howard Martin Howard ... Himself
Jeremy Mayer ... Himself
John Mayer ... Himself
David McCullough ... Himself
Jett Morton Jett Morton ... Himself
Herbert Permillion Herbert Permillion ... Himself
Richard Polt Richard Polt ... Himself
Anthony Rocco Anthony Rocco ... Himself
Sam Shepard ... Himself
Darren Wershler Darren Wershler ... Himself
Mason Williams Mason Williams ... Himself
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California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.

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Taglines:

the revolution will be typewritten

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Documentary

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | India | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2019 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Maszyna do pisania See more »

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Gross USA:

$238,000
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Color
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Soundtracks

Entropy Begins in the Office
(2011)
Music by The Boston Typewriter Orchestra
Performed by The Boston Typewriter Orchestra
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Behold, The Lowly Typewriter
20 September 2017 | by lbenotSee all my reviews

Unlikely, but well-done documentary which examines the history and current status of the lowly typewriter via commentary from people having diverse perspectives: the long-established but struggling repair shop operators; the antiquity collectors of the earliest models; the people, some famous, who still use and romantically embrace their antiquated machines; a small group who performs percussive 'music' with typewriters; and a super creative artist who turns unusable typewriters and their parts into incredible pieces of art.

Filming, Editing, and musical soundtrack were superb.

Intelligent and entertaining, a historical, sociological, and philosophical all-in-one study well worth the price of admission.


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