MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,174 this week

A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 51 users  
Reviews: 1 user

This is not a surf movie, it is a film about surfing's deepest roots: in the subconscious; in ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building; in man's perpetual quest for a joyful relationship with the natural world.

Director:

Writers:

(words), (words), 3 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 9986 titles
created 07 May 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 03 Jan 2014
 
a list of 22 titles
created 31 Jan 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011)

A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Deeper Shade of Blue.

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Drifter I (2009)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A surfer is trying to identify the rhythm of his soul in the surrounding world. He uses travel as a tool which allows him to discover himself.

Director: Taylor Steele
Stars: Rob Machado, Kelly Slater
Bra Boys (2007)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by its youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys.

Directors: Sunny Abberton, Macario De Souza
Stars: Russell Crowe, Kelly Slater, Cheyne Horan
Documentary | Adventure | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bruce Brown, king of surfing documentaries, returns after nearly thirty years to trace the steps of two young surfers to top surfing spots around the world. Along the way we see many of the... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Brown
Stars: Patrick O'Connell, Robert 'Wingnut' Weaver, Robert August
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The story of how Britain has evolved one of the most unusual and colourful surf scenes on the planet.

Directors: Matt Crocker, James Dean
Stars: Mitch Corbett, Mark Harris
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A 3D adventure into the world of big wave surfing with Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time World Champion Tom Carroll.

Directors: Justin McMillan, Christopher Nelius
Stars: Toni Collette, Tom Carroll, Ross Clark-Jones
Single Fin Yellow (Video 2005)
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Director: Jason Baffa
Stars: Daize Shayne
Thicker Than Water (Video 2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Thicker Than Water is a 2000 documentary surf film directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his film school friend Chris Malloy. It shows surfing footage from different locations like... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Johnson, Chris Malloy, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Raimana Boucher, Saxon Boucher, Timmy Curran
Documentary | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Action sports documentary that follows the industry's best big wave surfers as they travel the world searching for the largest waves that nature has to offer. The journey spanned 18 months, 6 continents and produced up to 70 foot waves.

Director: Philip Boston
Stars: Ken Bradshaw, Ken Collins, Brian L. Keaulana
Waveriders (2008)
Documentary | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The untold story of big-wave surfing in Ireland.

Director: Joel Conroy
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Slater, Richard Fitzgerald
Water Man (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

'Water Man' takes you on an intimate boat trip with some of the most influential surfers of our time as they bodysurf, paddle surf, hydrofoil, stand up surf and tow surf in the Indian Ocean.

Directors: Jeff Hornbaker, Don King, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Dave Kalama, Rob Machado
Keep Surfing (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A fascinating look at Munich's legendary river-surfing community, a group of six very different characters who all share a passion for going against the flow.

Director: Bjoern Richie Lob
Stars: Dieter Deventer, Steffen Dittrich, Mark Steffan Gassner
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This documentary tells the story of a group of Australian and South African surfers who revolutionized their sport in Hawaii during the winter of 1975.

Director: Jeremy Gosch
Stars: Wayne Bartholomew, Ian Cairns, Tom Curren
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moses Goods ...
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Mick O'Brien ...
Himself
Jamie O'Brien ...
Himself
Dewey Weber ...
Himself (archive footage)
Conrad Canha ...
Himself (archive footage)
Phil Edwards ...
Himself (archive footage)
Mickey Dora ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Miki Dora)
David Nuuhiwa ...
Himself (archive footage)
Trace Marshall ...
Himself
Chad Marshall ...
Himself
George Greenough ...
Himself (archive footage)
Bob McTavish ...
Himself (archive footage)
Midget Farrelly ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Midge Farrelly)
Nat Young ...
Himself (archive footage)
Wayne Lynch ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

This is not a surf movie, it is a film about surfing's deepest roots: in the subconscious; in ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building; in man's perpetual quest for a joyful relationship with the natural world.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

surfboard | surfing | hawaii | surfer | See All (4) »


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 August 2012 (Japan)  »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 1,200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Free Ride (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

The Other Side of Here
by Gabriella Roth and The Mirrors
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Disappointment
29 March 2013 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I didn't think it was possible to make a boring surf movie, but Jack McCoy managed it. The premise of "A Deeper Shade of Blue" is a good one: the history of the evolution of surfing from its roots in Hawaii. But the film is really a series of vignettes about several contemporary surfers--a couple with "retro" qualities, but none among the many pioneers who are still with us. Familiar, and apparently now mandatory, segments on terrifying barrels at Teahoupoo and Shipstern are inter-spliced with a thin historical narrative, that altogether would barely fill a Wikipedia page. It jumps all over the place (the narrator has to explain one non-sequitir by saying "we are getting ahead of our story"), and is accompanied by frustratingly brief clips from older surf films (what, were the royalties too steep to afford to show a complete ride?). The dialog is the kind of drivel that early surfing magazine editors like Drew Kampion tried so hard to rise above. (The exception is Gerry Lopez, who, with typical modesty, attributes his mastery of Pipeline to having a more advanced board than the other surfers at the time.)

The introductory "panel discussion" is embarrassing in it's self indulgence. The "stars" of the movie fawn over McCoy, and McCoy fawns over them and over Paul McCartney (who is not there). The Marshall brothers seem to think they are Hollywood hipsters channeling Mickey Dora and Johnny Fain, but would Dora ever have asked "Gee, Jack, did you actually meet Paul McCartney?

For insight into Hawaiian surf culture, Dan Brown's documentary "Surfing for Life" is head and shoulders above "Deeper Shade of Blue," even though it is not the former film's primary theme. I didn't expect Jack Mcoy to be Ken Burns, but I expected much better. A film history of surfing still begs to be made.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page