Origin & Development of the Linotype - Definitive "Inland Printer" article
Started by Dave Hughes, November 14, 2017, 06:31:05 PM
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QuoteSteven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. In addition to directing, Spielberg produces along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, and the film features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.In Theaters December 22, 2017
QuoteI've been sitting on this for a few months now, but now that the trailers out I wanted to share it. Earlier this year I was approached to create a couple props for an upcoming major motion picture. The item in question was a front page lockup of the Washington Post from 1971 just how they would have created it back then. With a lot of help and advice from a few experts (namely Frank Romano at the Museum of Printing and John Christensen from Firefly Press) I pretty much managed to it pull it off with as much authenticity as I was able. I cut a few corners, mainly with the banner information, but everything else was done with a sharp eye to making it as true to an original as possible.The creation of these props led to a three day shoot here in our shop where we were decked out to look like an early seventies composing room at a major newspaper, smoking pipes and high waisted pants included. They shot the up close and personal operation of our Blue Streak Comet and Model 31 as beautifully as I've had the pleasure of seeing on film (and they were shooting onto actual film).While I'm not allowed to share photos of the two front-page lockups I created just yet, the trailer just landed yesterday and, much to my surprise and enjoyment, a number of the inserts from our shop were used. Starting at about the 2 minute mark you can catch brief glimpses of my hands, John Christensen's hands, some mats spelling out a dramatic phrase and the distribution mechanism.