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Winter Movie Rec : Endless Summer

It's the weekend again, and many of us are in search for the perfect wave.  A metaphoric wave or a real one, right?  And since some of you are under a couple of feet of snow, landlocked or just too far from the sea, the best alternative is a movie.   "Endless Summer" (1966) had been one of those movies I knew I should see but never got to it.  Last night, thanks to Netflix and my beloved ipad, I selected this classic film. No surprise, that I fell in love with it and just enjoyed seeing wave after wave.  What I loved most about it was being able to escape.  Movies are such wonderful vehicles for travel.  The concept behind "Endless Summer" was that with LOTS of dinero it was possible for one to follow the summer around the world.  Wouldn't that be nice?  Director Bruce Brown did just that when he embarked on this film.  This movie also introduced the surf and travel concept, the idea of meeting new people and seeing new places all in the name of surfing.  
What is your favorite surf/beach movie?


Shorely Chic said...

It's funny! I just bought this poster on sale from allposters.com! Not sure where I'll put it but the bright colors and the surfer was just perfection :)

I love Blue Lagoon

Cindy Whitehead said...

I love this movie - such a classic! Try Endless Summer 2 also.

Style Odyssey said...

i have that movie in my collection! i could watch it over and over...it's mesmerizing and the "plot" (or lack of plot) is what makes it so beautiful. it's more of a documentary really.
so "endless summer" IS my favorite surf/beach movie.
a second favorite would probably be "the beach" because (1) i can relate to the idea of looking for "paradise" and finding- well, reality! and (2) the stunning scenery.

Ms. Givens said...

I watched the original "True Grit" last night. I prefer Jeff Bridges.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

becky said...

From Here to Eternity...1953 classic with lovers Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr rolling around in the sand and waves an oldie but goodie :)

anita said...

total classic. and my girls (who bought movies from surf shops as teens) loved "in gods hands". i think surfers are the bravest and coolest on earth! lots of great surf documentaries out there!

Love of the Sea said...

Somethings Gotta Give. I loved that whole movie and especially loved the house and the beach in The Hamptons.

Beach Vintage.com said...

This is really corny but I love "The Big Kahuna" with Frankie Avalon......

simpledaisy said...

I don't know if it counts..but I loved 51st Dates!!!

Mimi said...

Thicker than Water. Fantastic.