Last night (when I should have been sleeping, whoops), I saw the classic surf doc by Bruce Brown:
The Endless Summer
I watched it on TCM, which has been my late-night best friend since early '09.
Unfortunately, my best BEST friend, Robert Osborne, was on vacation :(
Look at him. He's a wonderful human being.
Anyways, this movie was actually pretty awesome and totally amped up my summer aesthetic:
The entire film was shot on 16 mm film, in the absolutely gorgeous Technicolor.
(Am I the only one who prefers Technicolor to HD? Oh, the nostalgic youth.)
There was a kind of awesome "vacation-slide-show" feel to the movie, since the narrator of the doc was friends with the two stars, Robert August and Michael Hynson. Along with the narrator's wise-cracking nature, the movie followed these two surfers from Hawaii, to California, to Africa, to Australia, to New Zealand... all in the search of the "perfect wave" and the season of summer.
What I really enjoyed were the little reminders that, yes, this WAS filmed in the 60s. The joking about a dollar per gallon of gas being a rip-off, the ridiculously revealing (now considered normal) bikinis of Australian girls, the expensive hotel room at 30 dollars a night... it went on and on.
This movie made me want to surf, even though I have a HUGE fear of the ocean. So I resolved to be involved in more water-sports (tubing, water-skiing, etc) when I go to Keuka Lake this summer.
SO excited for that now! Off to go find a good Hawaiian shirt.
So watch The Endless Summer if you're longing for summer and love the 60s aesthetic.
Outfit post set for Friday, perhaps, if I'm not a lazy bum.