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Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the surprisingly emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world. A FilmBuff Presentation.
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Let's face it, I knew I was going to enjoy this movie. After all, I'm crazy enough to own and operate a Linotype even now. What surprised me was how funny, sweet and a little sad this film was. I twisted a lot of arms to make sure we filled up the auditorium at the local screening a few months ago, and every one of my friends mentioned how much they enjoyed watching this. It's a story about the machinery without being mechanical itself.
I gotta be honest; I didn't know what to expect with this film. A movie about a printing machine? It simply didn't sound that interesting to me. I heard so many good things about it, but I went in to the theater not having any idea what to expect. I walked out of the theater pleased as punch, and pre-ordered the film before I even left. I plan on showing it to just about anybody that comes over to the house. This turned out to be a completely captivating film with flawless directing and editing that is driven by remarkably interesting and often hilarious characters. Don't let the seemingly boring subject matter fool you. There is not a dull moment in this film.
Heartfelt and historical. A great documentary. Thanks for telling this story!