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Crystal Voyager (1973)

A loose biography of surfer and documentarist George Greenough, one of the most famous and unique members of the surfing subculture.

Director:

David Elfick
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Greenough George Greenough ... Himself
Ritchie West Ritchie West ... Himself
Nat Young Nat Young ... Himself
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A loose biography of surfer and documentarist George Greenough, one of the most famous and unique members of the surfing subculture.

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The Amazing Story of George Greenough [Australia DVD] See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1975 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Rincon Point, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »

Quotes

George Greenough: You might be in there for only a few seconds---in real time---but in your head it goes on for hours. It is an experience that's hard to describe, riding inside of a big, grinding wave. Often you're riding so deep inside the tube, you don't make it out. You take a terrible wipe out. What matters is when you're in there, it's the time interval when you're inside the wave. Time enters space, a zone of its own. The only reality is what's happening right then.
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Connections

Featured in Gliding with George (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Echoes
Written by Pink Floyd
Performed by Pink Floyd
Courtesy of Harvest Records
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Interesting curio
24 December 2006 | by bynndaSee all my reviews

Worth seeing as a bit of a curio, although hardly riveting viewing.

Judging by the other comments there's a definite split between surfers and non-surfers in reactions to the film. If you like sitting and watching your friends' home movies about them surfing then you'll probably get more from it than anyone else.

The surfers seem to live for surfing, but are unable to share their enthusiasm for it. And the narration from Greenough is just extraordinarily dry.

Still, some of the photography is splendid, and the soundtrack gives it a certain period charm. The Pink Floyd section, while overlong, is fascinating, and might have worked better as a trippy short film in its own right.


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