* Typecast via Olympia B12
* Any resemblance between the Olympia B12 and Royal Safari is purely incidental. I think.
|Typo correction: "dramatic |
|Plein Soleil ("Purple Noon," dir. René Clément, France, 1960) has a symbolic complexity and understated sophistication that allows for a more imaginative participation from the viewer. Like Hitchcock's Vertigo, it dares to leave questions unanswered. It is also awash in real mid-century mod coolness; it was a delight to see Olivetti Lettera 22 portrayed not just so prominently but also in its natural habitat.|
|The Hollywood version The Talented Mr. Ripley (dir. Anthony Minghella, 1999) is a fairly good film with a tendency to be in your face, disclosing character motivations confessional style. It spells things out for you. No mystique, no symbolic undertones. And unlike in the French film where it is spotlighted at key junctures, Olivetti Lettera 22 only plays a cameo here.|
| In related news, I was happy to receive a typewritten letter in my |
mailbox. Sue, who had recently adopted a Brother Charger
(see previous post), is enjoying her typewriter revival.
Keep on typing, Sue!