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The sporting documentary film was pioneered by Bud Browne e. The genre in itself has been defined by surfers, traveling with their friends and documenting the experience on film. In the 'heyday' of Bruce Brown, Greg Noll, Bud Brown, John Severson, films were projected for rambunctious fans in music halls, civic centers and high school auditoriums.
During the s, the market for surf films surged with the release of more affordable video cameras. By the s, the surfing market became saturated with low and medium budget surf films, many with sound tracks that reflected the mass media driven music culture. VHS and eventually DVDs made the surf film viewing experience an "at home" affair and the 'heyday' of joining your friends or taking a girl to "surf movie night" at the local high school soon quickly vanished.
Furthermore, large surf brands began making surf films under their marketing budgets to promote clothing and product sales. In the late s to the present, there has been a revival of the "independent surf film. Examples of High School Girl - Various - Final Round: Featuring Utahs Finest Ska vs.
Punk documentaries include:. The second type of surf movie would be the campy entertainment feature, also Garbage Pit - The Surf Family Featuring Dick Dale And Introducing The Hollywood Surfers - The Surf F " beach party films " or "surfploitation flicks" by true surfers, having little to do with the authentic sport and culture of surfing and representing movies that attempted to cash in on the growing popularity of surfing among youth in the early s. Examples of Beach Party films include:.
Surfing is occasionally portrayed more realistically within fictional storylines, or use surfing as backdrop, or side theme. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Surf movies fall into three distinct genres: the surfing documentary - targeting the surfing enthusiast the s beach party films - targeting the broader community fictional feature films with a focus on the reality of surfing Contents.
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