Blue Crush

Blue Crush – USA – 2002 – Drama.  This is a rather predictable teenage chick flick redeemed by 1. Some spectacular surf segments.  2. Pretty realistic behind-the-scenes story of what it takes to become a pro surfer.  3. An honest portrait of the “real” Hawaii.  Life for the not-privileged young.

Taylor Camp

Taylor Camp – Hawai’i – 2009 – Documentary.  The ultimate hippie paradise!  In 1969, Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth Taylor, bails out a rag-tag band of young Mainlanders jailed for vagrancy and invites them to live on his oceanfront land.  Soon, waves of hippies, surfers, and troubled Vietnam Vets find their way to this clothing-optional,… Continue reading Taylor Camp