Endless Summer

August, Robert

$29.95 
SKU: 012233134254

UPC 012233134254
Release Date 2011-01-11
Studio Monterey Home Video
Discs 1
Length 92
Format Color
Synopsis Mike Hynson and Robert August were among the world's best surfers in the mid-1960s. Bruce Brown was a surfing enthusiast with a few largely unseen films on the sport. The three became legendary when Brown followed the two Californians around the world, filming their quest for the perfect wave in THE ENDLESS SUMMER. Brown captured his subjects hanging ten in their home waters as well as in Hawaii, Australia, Tahiti, Africa, and New Zealand. While the surfing footage is amazing, what truly sets this study of the sport apart from its brethren is the larger questions posed in the athletes' search. As they move from ocean to ocean, Hynson and August seek deeper meaning in their lives and come to a spiritual understanding of their purpose on the waves. The thoughtful protagonists also challenge the stereotype of the brain-dead surfer dude. The laid-back guitar sounds of the Sandals, along with Bruce Brown's own wry narration, provide a relaxed soundtrack for this landmark film. It was followed almost 30 years later by ENDLESS SUMMER II (1994), featuring a new generation of surfers.Theatrical release: 1966 THE ENDLESS SUMMER was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2002. Bruce Brown's trip following his surfing subjects lasted approximately three months. Despite the extensive traveling, the film was made for approximately $50,000. Nearly nine miles of 16mm film were originally shot. Before the final cut was blown up to 35mm, the film was screened at West Coast surfing venues with Bruce Brown providing live narration. Bruce Brown's previous surfing films used light jazz scores. Upon hearing guitar band the Sandals, he asked them to provide the soundtrack. The Theme from Endless Summer is one of the cinema's most identifiable instrumentals.[The film] delivers some gorgeous sequences. Best of all is Hynson riding the longest wave imaginable at Cape St Francis in South Africa...
Cast Bruce Brown (Director)
Mike Hynson (Star)
Bruce Brown (Narrator)
Robert August (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region 1 Note: Rejuvenated and Digitally Re-mastered with 5.1 Surround Sound. Digital copy - For Ipod, PSP, and other portable devices Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Sports Video,Surfing
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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