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Plot: They call it The Endless Summer the ultimate surfing adventure, crossing the globe in search of the perfect wave. From the uncharted waters of West Africa, to the shark-filled seas of Australia, to the tropical paradise of Tahiti and beyond, these California surfers accomplish in a few months what… Runtime: 95 min Release Date: 17 Aug 1966
Tasty Waves and Exotic Locales-Forever Timeless! (by LAKERS34)
What a fun little film this is! Every 5 or 6 years I revisit this work and enjoy it as much as the first time I saw it. My hat is off to Bruce Brown for having the vision and determination to create this film. With cinematography, music, and narration that is easy on the mind and eyes, this film floats through the screen and has you envisioning your own paradise, whether or not you're a surfing aficionado. The two featured surfers in this film are at the top of their sport and seem to be doing it only for love - NOT for big prizes or cash purses. There is a unique innocence about this <more>
film that is very appealing.See this film because it is not violent. See it because there are no special effects save one or two jerky camera moves . See it because it takes you back to a simpler time when the world and you do see much of the world seems much simpler. Still fun and still an inspiration, this film will remain forever timeless...
One trip definitely worth taking! (by tony-peterson)
THE ENDLESS SUMMER is a terrific Documentary and a really great "trip" in every sense of the word to another era: the 1960's.Basically, the film is a photographic journal of two American surfers who start off from California, USA, and travel the world to find "the perfect wave". We follow them as they travel, and, if we're in a receptive mood, we have a lot of fun also. The film includes most of their trip, but the focus is on their journey through North and South Africa, New Zealand,Hawaii, Tahiti and Australia.The film features some typical surfer humour that <more>
some would find a bit "lame", but it always makes me laugh. One silly example: The two surfers pack their bags for their trip. One of them reads about possible shark attacks. The next thing that we see is the other one packing a single "band-aid"...for emergencies! Typical surfer humour!! Interestingly, but unfortunately for us, the only place the boys can't find a decent surf is here, in Australia! During their Australian trip they are constantly told by the younger and older surfers alike: "You guys really missed it. You should have been here yesterday!" This really means: "You guys really missed it. You should have been here last winter!" There are so many good things in the film to enjoy: the laconic narration by Bruce Brown; the personalities of the two surfers, Robert and Mike; the evocative music score; the excellent photography and editing; and the scenic locations all combine to make this a great experience. This is one of the few films that will make you really appreciate surfing...and documentary films. It's a fine example of how to make an imaginative film with a small budget. THE ENDLESS SUMMER is truly one trip definitely worth taking!
The Endless Summer by Bruce Brown is one of the all time great movie documentaries. (by algshanafelt)
The sport of surfing has changed much over the years and this insightful documentary gives us a snapshot of the sport in the 60's. What is most impressive about the movie is the excellent narrative and photography. I recently have received the movie poster from allposters.com and I recommend this to anyone who is a Bruce Brown or surfing enthusiast.
Beautifully filmed, wonderfully nostalgic trip to a simpler time. A labor of love by those who lived the life and embraced the philosophy of the lifestyle. Characterized by friendly exploration of different beaches as they chased Summer around the globe as well as different cultures; a true escape in every sense of the word. These ambassadors of the sport don't perform a high energy showcase of different surfing moves, rather they exhibit the beauty and grace of 60's style surfing, making friends along the way. A must for anyone who has ever been on a board or dreamed of it. A great <more>
film for the whole family, I put it on on a Sunday night to forget the stress of the upcoming week. Watch it over and over-- it gets better every time.
Charming Surf Film - Monarch of the Genre (by Piafredux)
It's not just the mid-60's surfing scene time-capsule of a film that gives Bruce Brown's 'The Endless Summer' its timeless appeal. The film appeared just as jet travel was becoming commonplace, just as, for the first time in history, young people could afford to sojourn globally almost at will, so the world-circling quest of the movie's two surfers also captures the first movement by affluent youths to hitherto inaccessible lands. 'The Endless Summer' is thus not only a surfing film, in its time it was one of the many emerging spurs to today's so-called <more>
"eco-tourism." 'TES' is one of the most easygoing and pleasant films to watch - and to listen to in the form of Brown's laid-back California-accented lots of very Round R's narration - even though the narration is, at times, a trifle overly self-conscious it's never abrasive, insulting, or - one of the early two thousand-aughts' irritating "entertainment" prerequisites - "edgy." Younger viewers might feel baffled, or scornfully amused, by Brown's gingerly phrased admiration for an Australian woman's then-cutting-edge-scanty two-piece cozzie: the bikini in question is nowadays far from daring bathing attire. Youngsters accustomed to instant worldwide communications, and addicted to their I-Pods will also snicker at the teensy, ginsu transistor radio one of the travelling surfers packs in his suitcase. Of course the surfing gear is also antiquated - battleship-big boards sporting enormous skegs, for example, and no bungees tethering board to surfer. Also dating the film is Brown's genuine shock at the exorbitant cost of a Dakar hotel room and that establishment's price for a cup of coffee: thirty dollars a night, and a dollar a cup. Brown also speaks his horror at the high cost of petrol in Africa - almost a WHOLE DOLLAR for a gallon!: a comment made when gas cost Americans no more than 35¢ a gallon. Such then-shocking prices would scarcely provoke so much as a yawn from today's much more affluent spoiled and jaded teens who have, it seems, been lamentably misled to disbelieve that all of their world's problems are the fault of intrinsically avaricious and malevolent "dead white guys." Though the quaintness of Brown's laconic, good-natured narration dates 'TES,' as time marches on this quaintness also burnishes the film's appeal - it's just an endearing, lovely, wistful gaze at simpler, gentler halcyon days.'TES's' photography also remains pleasing - perhaps because Brown wasn't afraid to linger on, for one example, long establishing shots; and these lingering shots help greatly to communicate the film's overt and underlying soothing natural rhythms of the sea and the sky, and of our planet spinning for itself its cosmological alternations of night and day. The almost, but not quite, campy soundtrack music fits the period and subject perfectly - no Dick Dale frenetic here, just one surfer-filmmaker's enjoyably idiosyncratic blending of surfing music and scarcely updated travelogue scoring.I first saw 'TES' upon its 1966 theatrical release and, though I wasn't then and I've remained uninterested in surfing, it's a movie I can watch and enjoy regularly - perhaps because those lingering shots take me back to a time before gratuitous shock-schlock and instant-gratification became the be-alls and end-alls of today's so-called entertainment. 'TES' is, quite simply, pleasant and relaxing, and yet its rewarding and entertaining. In the spirit of its time, I recall feeling in the theatre during my first viewing of 'TES' that the film could have been about The Peace Corps if surfers had been allowed to serve in it as United States goodwill ambassadors.'TES's' latter-day sequels do not, and they never will, create the same warm wave of pleasure and joy and contentment that 'The Endless Summer' generated in, and propagated among, 1966's viewers. Because when it debuted there'd been no earlier film like it; and 'TES' ran for months in theatres, from beginning to end of that golden summer of '66 - a phenomenon unrepeatable in today's utterly profit-driven film industry.There you have it: 'The Endless Summer' wasn't a one-slam-dunk-weekend box-office blockbuster proposal on some market-study/focus-group-driven parent corporations' financial forecast: it was a labor of love, and when you see 'The Endless Summer' you feel the earnest, genuine, pure-hearted, virginal love that Bruce Brown poured into filming and editing it - love that you can't even come close to feeling from any of 'The Endless Summer's' imitators or sequels.
I discovered this film last weekend among the playlists offered by my TV provider. I chose it because I am always curious about less known films from the past. From what I read online, this movie was filmed in the 1963 to 1964 winter season on the north hemisphere but wasn't launched for a general release until 1966. At any rate, it has the flavour of the prosperity years after WWII and a quaint charm about it. The pace is lively, the landscapes are gorgeous, and the surf scenes are breathtaking, all told in a youthful and merry mood, with a brisk sense of humour throughout the film. I <more>
was gladly surprised to see there is more to surfing than we usually find in mainstream media. No wonder this film became a myth. It is also a good life lesson, a toast to freedom and a travel experience. I am happy to know that the director and the main players are still alive, for maybe they will be able to read how thankful I am for this priceless masterpiece. You cannot overpraise such a great beauty, achieved with so few filming resources. Worth taking hats off by all means.
Fun And Educational, Thanks To Brown (by ccthemovieman-1)
This was an entertaining and educational trip around the world. It follows two American surfers who are seen visiting West Afrcia, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand and, of course, Hawaii. For one thing, it was interesting to see how they looked at prices of things. For example, in Africa, they are astounded at having to pay $30 a night to stay in a motel or pay $1 for a gallon of gasoline. I'll bet they would change their tune today! The film gives you a good feel for the '60s surf scene with the lingo "stoked, hang ten, etc." The surging can get boring after <more>
awhile but Bruce Brown, who made this film and narrates it, usually didn't overdo those parts and he does an outstanding job narrating to keep our history. He's interesting and he's funny. There are some memorable moments: seeing a place where the waves go past the sand right to the shore and then back out again; the famous Waimea Bay of Hawaii, of the biggest waves ever to be surfed; the perfect waves on the east side of Africa, the incredible scenery in New Zealand and the flies in Perth, Australia!A fun movie. If you enjoyed this, check out the sequel "Endless Summer II." That is very good, too, and with better camera-work.
The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.Now, how seriously this film was meant to be taken, I don't know. It is an incredibly honest look at surfing around the world, and has plenty of good scenes. But it also has subtle humor due to Brown ribbing his friends. Who was his intended audience? The film now 2016 operates as both great documentary on surfing, but also as a bit of a time capsule. This was 1966, <more>
and it was an "endless summer"... just before the "summer of love". There is no way that Brown could have seen this film as indicative of the era, but in many ways it is.
in this wonderfully mellow surf film by bruce brown surfers mike and bob travel around the world chasing summer, and the perfect wave. they visit exotic locations and meet surfers all around the world, and of course terence...of Africa. though the boys aren't finding any big waves which makes this only an average surf film if you came to see the giants bruce's great, laid back and humorous narration along with the beautiful camera work by bruce and the rest of the team give the viewer a piece of the feeling these boys must have had on this trip of a lifetime. an inspiring film that <more>
makes you want to leave the wheel behind and embrace what earth has to offer. weather you're a surfer or not you will probably enjoy this film a great deal. all you need to start watching is the feeling that something's missing from your life...