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Old 10-24-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
Andrew B.
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Default Linotype: The Film

I just watched the documentary called Linotype: The Film. The movie is about the machine, not the current company that deals with the typefaces.

The movie meandered around, mostly with anecdotes from former operators. Some more interesting than others. There was a decent section about the inventor. And toward the end was a brief interview with Matthew Carter, and a brief mention that the development of the machine contributed to typography.

I think one needs a lot of patience to get through this movie. I was able watch the whole thing because I was curious to learn more. I got to use a Linotype a few times in high school print class. But the movie didn't answer the one question I had, which was how did they keep the molten metal from sticking to the matrices and the injector openings when the machine cooled down.

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