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Barefoot Adventure
Barefoot Adventure
Director: Bruce Brown
Genres: Special Interests, Sports, Documentary
NR     2000     1hr 14min

This film from the Bruce Brown Collection explores the trials and tribulations of the barefoot adventurers from the Wedge to Waimea, Honolulu to Huntington, Santa Cruz to Kaui. This film features a Bud Shank musical score,...  more »

     
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Director: Bruce Brown
Genres: Special Interests, Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Documentary, Surfing, Documentary
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/23/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1960
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1960
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 14min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Charming, great footage, and what a soundtrack!
John Hintlian | MA | 05/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you longboard, or are into classic west coast jazz, then this movie is a must.The featured surfer is Del Cannon, the "Sir Lawrence Olivier" of the surf movie. This movie has it all, great vintage south shore fun, rare point break at Makaha, rare footge of some fabulous surfers of the 60's (what style!). I loved "an early Donald Takayama doing an early wipeout". Plenty of Bruce Brown shenanigans as well, like when Del Cannon tries to make his own blank. That's as funny as any episode of 'Jackasss'.A charming view into a simpler day and age. And the soundtrack!! WOW!! Bud Shank & Co. provide cool west coast jazz that is both sophisticated and appropriate for the film. Like a cool sea breeze, and then like a powerfull ride down the Banzai Pipeline, Shank provides memorable music.Better then 'Slippery' and 'Hollow Days', and in my opinion, 'Endless'. A true gem! Buy it."
The Golden Age of surfing
John M. Schultz | Long Beach | 06/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One the great surfing films of the fifties and early sixties, Bruce Brown's "Barefoot Adventure" is 100% fun. Made during what many consider to be the greatest era in surfing, the film has incredible footage and a nice jazzy soundtrack. Back then, the standard surfboard was, on average, 9 to 10 feet in length. Nowadays, these boards are known as "longboards". Older surfers will appreciate the stylish surfing, while the newer breed of "retro" longboarders can get a chance to see some of the legends in action. A simpler time and a prelude to Brown's masterpiece, "The Endless Summer"."
Great DVD
drew | Connecticut USA | 01/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great DVD! It was produced in the '60's, but this doesn't take away from the DVD. Great classic longboard surfing through hawaii and california. Narrated by Bruce Brown, who gives a short history of each surfing spot shown and footage of big name surfers in the 1960's. A great movie for anyone, big surf and small surf as well as humerous pass time activities. I suggest you buy a copy!"
Old Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
J. S. Slack III | Baton Rouge, LA United States | 02/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bruce Brown narrated all his movies, and the Santa Monica Civic was always packed with boys, mostly. This movie was his first to have an actual music score. It still impresses me that the audience was so well-behaved and no dope that I ever noticed. (Marlboros, wheat jeans, Pendleton shirts, and juarachi sandals over white athletic socks was the uniform, or horizontal wide striped T-shirt.) I began surfing at 16, seeing all of BB's surfing movies, and doing the Surfer Stomp to Dick Dale and his Deltones at Balboa. I just had my orig '61 Bud Shank BAREFOOT ADVENTURE album transferred to CD. (My orig Dick Dale album will be on CD soon.) This movie is a classic, just like Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys and KFWB's music of that era with DJ Bill Balance. It was a time of fun and innocence which I wish my grandchildren could experience. JSS3."