And it changed the way surfing was to be portrayed from that point forward. “Surfing basically had a bad rap at the time thanks to Hollywood,” said Bruce. “So, I thought, ‘Well the Endless Summer will give it some dignity. “Dad wanted to make a statement about what it was really like,” said Dana.
Bruce shared some critiques he’d read including one about his narration in the original Endless Summer. “Some film critics say I sound like Howdy Doody,” Bruce said. “I read some review they did of Dana’s movie and the critics said he sounded like Kermit the Frog.
Not only Bruce and Dana, but also other stars from The Endless Summer films including: Robert August, Mike Hynson, Robert Weaver, John Van Hamersveld and more came together under one roof to celebrate in Huntington Beach.
Although Bruce managed to make it look easy, both described the tremendous amount of work that goes into making films. “There’s a touch of stupidity in doing it,” Dana said. “You get about six cents an hour when you break it down at the end of the project. “That much?
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