As well as being the title of a 2015 Brazilian (HBO) mini-series now streaming on Australia’s multicultural TV channel, SBS, Magnifica 70 is also a great name for a typewriter …

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Magnifica 70. The censor who fell for a porn star

Sao Paolo in the 1970s is a repressive place under military occupation. Vicente is a staid porn censor who’s happily married to the daughter of an army general. Until, that is, he falls in love with a porn star he sees in a film called The Hot Student, and rebels, helping the erotica industry make movies that sit just on the right side of the censorship line.

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Think of South America and typewriters, and you automatically think of large Hispano Olivettis (well I do anyway) …

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In this case, however, the leading typewriter role goes to a wide-carriage Super Riter

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… similar to, but not the same as, this British-built Remington Rand …

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When you’re up against a military dictatorship, it’s probably just as well you have a typewriter that’s super reliable and built like a tank …

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