Five Summer Stories
Director Greg MacGillivray
Music director Honk
Running time 1h 34m
Country United States
|Release date 1972 (1972)|
Writer Jim Freeman, Greg MacGillivray
Screenplay Greg MacGillivray, Jim Freeman
Cast Gerry Lopez, David Nuuhiwa, Eddie Aikau, Sam Hawk, Dru Harrison
Similar movies The Endless Summer (1966), Step into Liquid (2003), Bustin Down the Door (2008), Surf Crazy (1959), Riding Giants (2004)
Five Summer Stories is a 1972 surf film by Jim Freeman and Greg MacGillivray, starring David Nuuhiwa, Eddie Aikau, Gerry Lopez, and Sam Hawk. Its VHS re-release was in 1994, followed by a DVD release. The Original Sound Track from Five Summer Stories was composed and recorded by the Southern California native band, Honk. The soundtrack was released on LP in 1972 and re-released on CD in 1992.
The film features original animation by John Lamb, who was among the first to animate surfing and skateboarding, and went on to win an Academy Award (1980) for invention of the Lyon Lamb Video Animation System.
Called a "cinematic cult classic", the film is generally acknowledged as the start of the second generation of surf films, with the first generation being typified by Bruce Brown's The Endless Summer.
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