Category: Typewriters in Film

The Typewriters of James Bond 007: Dr. No

It’s been high time for a rewatch of the James Bond film series, and since I’ve been spending my typewriter money on DVD’s at the thrift store these days, my selection of the nice MGM digital restorations with director’s commentary has grown. I’ve watched these movies so often on VHS or on broadcast or cable […]

Mail Call: Here’s all that Christmas mail!

Lucas’ Polaroid: A naked Kolibri, a mini-Nagra, a Hasselblad and a Bonsai tree: Currently in the eyeholes: John Carpenter‘s “In the Mouth of Madness” Mini-Review: part of the Apocalypse Trilogy that also includes “Prince of Darkness” and “The Thing“. I really dig PoD because it’s a thought-provoking Sci-Fi Horror Comedy, sort of, and “The Thing” […]

The Typewriters of Naked Lunch

There’s been some uncertainty about what typewriters were used in the movie “Naked Lunch” by David Cronenberg. I’ve remembered them as a Smith-Corona Super-5 body from the 50’s (Bill Lee’s Clark Nova), a 60’s Olivetti Lettera 22 (Tom Frost’s Martinelli) and an Oliver (Tom Frost’s Mujahideen arabic machine). Recently I got into a conversation over […]