The Last Thing He Wanted (2020, directed by Dee Rees) is one of those movies that leaves you a taste of meh in the mouth at the end. Not that’s a bad flick, but I would not recommend it to a friend. And no, Ben Affleck is not the cause. The cast is excellent with Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe, or Rosie Perez.

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But we are not here for cinema critique, but vintage tech spotting. And from that point of view, we are well served. We can see several late 70’s – early 80’s newsroom technologies. The production team did a fantastic job! Not less than ten ITT Teletypes terminals (the associated press feed apparently) are nicely lined-up right at the opening scene. In the room, you can also spot many WANG dumb terminals – with plausible text displayed –, as well as a Kaypro II luggable computer, likely the most advanced piece of technology in the movie. Not computers, but still cool to spot: telephones, a brick mobile phone, and a bunch of Olympia typewriters.