“This is a story that needed to be told…it’s a story about the history of surfing…” and with that, we tumbled headfirst into Hawaii’s early adulation with the surfboard.
When Jack gave me a bear hug and a huge aloha greeting prior to the screening of A Deeper Shade of Blue, I was unsure of how to respond. By the time the movie ended I wanted to seek him out and give him the same greeting he had given to me. The spirit of aloha is the backbone of Jack McCoy’s latest movie which follows his interpretation of the history of surfing.
Following the evolution of the surfboard, the movie weaves its way through history, and provides insight into some of the people who have inspired us to surf. While the film sometimes loses its way, the formula works incredibly well in the hands of the seasoned film maker.
[quote]a story which captures our imagination and reminds us of the stunning power of both the ocean and the human spirit[/quote]
Through diligent selection, Jack has managed to give us a story which captures our imagination and reminds us of the stunning power of both the ocean and the human spirit. Go and see it for the underwater mini sub footage and the awe inspiring wave at Ship Sterns alone.
Jack manages to satisfy everyone with a movie which is part surf film, part history lesson and part homage to the people who have contributed to making surfing what is today.
Three things I learnt from this movie:
1. Jordy Smith was a petty criminal before discovering surfing
2. Gidget is actually real
3. The ha in Aloha is the breath of life
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