I have not regularly used a typewriter for many years, although I used a Selectric for a good while (I don't think that makes me very much like Hunter S. Thompson) and had a portable like Cormac McCarthy's.
Duane Hall, the brother with violently disturbing dreams and the hush-quiet voice made creepier by Christopher Walken's deadpan delivery, is here. So is Cheech, above, the gangster who finds he has a natural gift for dialogue. There's Fielding Mellish: he goes in for his name alone, but the fact that everything he does is hilarious certainly helps.
It's a list from Total Film of the 50 greatest Woody Allen characters - most of them played by the very fine actors (and unusual cases, like Marshall McLuhan) who have lined up to be in his films. It's a good list, not to mention a decent prod for picking a movie for an autumn night.
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.