I don’t know what attracted writer-director Doug Wilson to the topic, but he’s done a first-rate job of introducing it to a contemporary audience in his enjoyable documentary. He has tracked down various keepers of the flame, including a longtime New York Times typesetter, a printing museum historian, the country’s one and only traveling repairman, a couple of young enthusiasts who continue to work on the “outmoded” machines, and a determined fellow who operates a school for anyone who wants to learn how to use a Linotype.
If you’re curious to see Linotype: The Film, as I was, you can download it this month from iTunes or amazon.com, thanks to FilmBuff, a relatively new digital distribution outlet.
You can read more about it and other FilmBuff releases HERE. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer:
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