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Endless Summer Filmmaker Bruce Brown Passes Away at 80

For those of you not familiar with documentary filmmaker Bruce Brown, he is the man who brought us the legendary surfing film The Endless Summer (1966) and it's sequel The Endless Summer 2 (1994). He made a few other documentaries as well, like On Any Sunday (1971), which was nominated for an Oscar. I loved those movies and I'm sad to report that Bruce Brown passed away this past Sunday. He was 80-years-old. These are his best known films and just a small part of the legacy that he left behind. According to his official website he died of natural causes.

Prior to 1964, the media saw surfers as rebellious thugs, and Hollywood made them out to be a bunch of idiots. Filmmaker Bruce Brown single- handedly changed that with The Endless Summer. It portrayed the wave as a kind of Holy Grail and surfers as knights on a quest. In one stroke, he
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‘Endless Summer’ Filmmaker Bruce Brown Dies at 80

‘Endless Summer’ Filmmaker Bruce Brown Dies at 80
Documentary filmmaker Bruce Brown, known for surfing movie “Endless Summer,” died Sunday in Santa Barbara, Calif. of natural causes, his official website reported. He was 80.

Brown was born in San Francisco and grew up on Long Beach, Calif. before briefly moving to Hawaii where he began making films and worked with submarines for the U.S. Navy. Brown became a documentary filmmaker and released his first film “Slippery When Wet” in 1958. He was Oscar nominated for the 1971 motorcycle racing film “On Any Sunday,” on which Steve McQueen was a producer.

The 1966 “Endless Summer” was narrated by Brown and starring surfers and board shapers Mike Hynson and Robert August.
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The Last Exorcism: Part II and Other Nonsensical Sequel Titles

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The Last Exorcism: Part II and Other Nonsensical Sequel Titles
Sequels are popular because they are brands: You see a trailer for Transformers 2, you know what you're going to get. More Transformers! Works like a charm. And this works in just about every case, except there are some movie titles that don't make any logical sense to sequelize. For example, check out the just-released poster for next March's release of The Last Exorcism – Part II, which obviously once carried the working title Whoops, This Girl Needs to Be Exorcised Again, But We've Got New and Improved Holy Water, So This Time We Can Guarantee It's the Last Time. Eli Roth's production joins a pantheon of obliviously ironic sequel titles.The Endless Summer II How two summers can be simultaneously endless is a conundrum best explored by philosophers, mathematicians, and stoners — hopefully all at the same time and while sharing the same surfboard. Home Alone 2: Lost in New
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