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Exhibitman 12-11-2017 07:23 PM

RIP Bruce Brown
 
The creator of The Endless Summer. For my money the best surf film ever; though Step Into Liquid is technically more proficient, TES created the genre. If you haven't seen it, well worth a look. It is hokey, silly, fun, innocent and a perfect time capsule of American optimism mid-1960s Cali style, the visual equivalent of The Beach Boys. Just a couple of dudes traveling around the world surfing.

rjackson44 12-12-2017 10:40 AM

Hi adam
 
I live near ron jons surf shop ,we have a beach house it was playing on the scree at the store ,,great flick loved it

BillCross 12-15-2017 07:24 AM

Another great director, gone. Godspeed, Bruce Brown.

FourStrikes 12-18-2017 06:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Exhibitman (Post 1728665)
The creator of The Endless Summer. For my money the best surf film ever; though Step Into Liquid is technically more proficient, TES created the genre. If you haven't seen it, well worth a look. It is hokey, silly, fun, innocent and a perfect time capsule of American optimism mid-1960s Cali style, the visual equivalent of The Beach Boys. Just a couple of dudes traveling around the world surfing.

agreed - I remember similar feelings with 1978's "Big Wednesday"- minus the Beach Boys - with Billy Katt, Jan Michael Vincent and Gary Busey (perhaps a premonition of Busey's - in-character - future post-motorcycle accident??? - antics???

saw BW in the local theatre when I was a 13 year-old "surfer" in SoCal, and Gerry Lopez (cameo) was *god* to me...

thanks, Adam, for the memories.


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