The King of Adventure Film-Making – The Red Bulletin
THE 79-YEAR-OLD UNDISPUTED PIONEER AND KING OF ADVENTURE FILMMAKING
The most inspirational and iconic surf film ever made, it’s hard to believe The Endless Summer has just turned 50. Even harder to believe, that 79-year-old filmmaker Bruce Brown – the godfather of adventure filmmaking – remains just as sharp, witty and modest today as he revealed himself to be narrating surfing’s greatest masterpiece in 1964. So humble in fact, he still considers The Endless Summer one of his lesser films by comparison to 1971’s motorcycle epic On Any Sunday. Certainly, he insists with a chuckle, it features some of the worst waves by today’s surf film standards. Nevertheless, the story of two friends packing up their surfboards and traveling the untamed world together in search of waves resonates as much today as it did when it made its worldwide release in 1966.