Thursday, June 18, 2015

"its not always like what we see on the surface......" (quote from the dvd)

Wisconsin Death Trip

By sheer chance on Saturday night (2oth June) i sat down to watch the dvd Wisconsin Death Trip .
The visual motif that  punctuates the film  throughout  is that of the local newspaper Editor  typing out his news reports. .....
[I got this film out from Hebden Bridge Library.Part  of their current "American Gothic" promotion]
At the same time,i borrowed the book of the same name..
it's stuffed full of glorious sepia photos.Something of a Sepians Bible .






Tricky one this. Sepia Saturday this week has the topic of "typewriters"
. I have no photos of them.....
 .I suppose in the those olden ,sepia, days folk were more economical with their film.? Typewriters were ubiquitous & we thought they would live  forever.We thought them immortal as we were .....ha! fools, little did we know........
 The nearest I have is this photo taken in my late-20th century office in Halifax with my work colleague  Calla.
I like Calla, she is my type of woman.......

See other sepia saturday  posts {here}


Finally.check out the ever excellent lost gallery blogspot for gallons of sepia typewriters......

And the sheer bonkersness of Wisconsin Death Trip makes me think of similarity with this photo of my grandparents life in Saranac ,New York State. see more here

13 comments:

La Nightingail said...

Ah. Very clever, Calla - your 'type' of woman. Nice going. :)

tony said...

:)

Ms Scarlet said...

Typepical, you never can find a picture of a typewriter when you need one.
I got an old 70's typewriter for Christmas... honestly, it is so hard to use. I am so used to typing on a laptop and erasing mistakes in an instant. Typewriters are hard work.
Sx

Wendy said...

Yeah, typewriters were probably no more interesting than the toaster and rotary dial telephone - just objects hovering in the background.

Little Nell said...

Nice play on words there and an interesting photo!

Kristin said...

I must be losing it, I didn't even notice "type" as a play on words. Must be harboring some aggression as I wanted to tell the secretary to punch the hard working guy in the face. Some weeks it's just like that, I guess.

Mike Brubaker said...

We scribbled with pencils. Hammered at typewriter keys. Tapped at virtual buttons on tablets. Where do the words go? From one human thought to another. Like light they have no weight but are still more powerful than anything else made by man.

Alex Daw said...

Gawd - I am so slow....it took a while for the penny to drop but I got there in the end with your type of woman.

Deb Gould said...

Your type of woman? Groaning...I'm groaning, Tony!

Postcardy said...

Calla is a nice name, but I didn't notice what was probably a pun until I read the comments. (I used "type of person" in my post but didn't consider it a pun.)

Joan said...

I had great fun making up stories to go along with the photos. enjoyable post.

Brett Payne said...

I'm not sure that Wisconsin Death Trip is my type of movie, but perhaps that's why I should watch it.

savannah said...

ok, yeah, i laughed out loud! xoxox