Written April 02, 2013
I thought it was a great surf film but thought the intro interview and sitting around chatting was kinda of awkward and took too long. I came to watch a surf movie and not a lot of talk although some was interesting. The movie is very good with showing the history of surfing and the detailed history of surfboard progression. it was good to see jack johnson playing music at the end of the movie and very fitting. I am sure on dvd or blue ray you can just jump into the movie and then if you want, go check out all the extra scenes and interviews at your own leisure.
Written March 29, 2013
Not being a surfer myself but my husband is, we went in support of the film maker, etc. My husband a lover of all things surf, really enjoyed the movie and got the concept of it. He has studied the timelines and origins of surf and all it encompasses and thought that Jack McCoy did a great job at that. The music for the most part was pretty good. The photography, especially the underwater shots were fantastic. If you're a lover of surf and surf movies, how can you not go and like it!
Written March 29, 2013
First issue was the time spent in the beginning with the film maker. Spent 30 minutes showing scenes from the premier in HI and chit chatting with some of the film 'stars'. Poor interviews, poor editing, poor use of my time. The film itself was just OK for a surf movie. It was more a movie to star his buddies rather than a surf documentary that it was sold to be. Soundtrack was great but not available online and the website gives the bands, but not the song names. So the artists are going to lose out on additional exposure and revenue.
Written February 21, 2013
A fantastic film that shares the roots, soul, and passion of surfing’s beginning in Hawaii and how it brought aloha to the world. Even if you’ve never been to the ocean, A Deeper Shade Of Blue will inspire you to capture the high that surfers feel once they ride a wave. The film gives us an intimate look of the Hawaiians legends through amazing cinematography and personal stories told by people who have been inspired by this sport and lifestyle. Jack McCoy, is the director and a master surf filmmaker. This is his biggest and best film to date, with a great soundtrack by Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Sir Paul McCartney and Kaukahi with Jack Johnson. A Deeper Shade Of Blue will make you stoked that summer is on its way. Aloha!
Written March 30, 2013
AWesome! Fantastic! Great surfing. I surfed Pipeline many years ago & it brought back great memories of when I lived in Hawaii & surfed. This is a great movie to collect. I just lived through Superstorm SANDY & was traumatized for 5 months afterwards. I have never been afraid of the ocean until after Sandy. But now that I have seen the movie & it brought back my love of surfing & the ocean, I can understand why I didn't evacuate when Sandy hit my neighborhood. The photography & music in the film were great. It explained the orgins of surfing & the history of Hawaii which many don't know. I'd see it agin if it were playing in Brooklyn. It's a movie to see a few times! It would be enjoyed by any age. Makes you want to get on a plane & fly out to L.A. & then Hawaii.