Day At the PoolClosed Captioning
Ian Douglass & Eric Fulford
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What if we found out that it wasn't actually Shakespeare who wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream? Or that electricity was really discovered by someone other than Edison? Day At The Pool puts forth an almost equally far fetched hypothesis as it examines the origins of skateboarding. Day At The Pool is a documentary-style film that attempts to uncover the true origins of modern skateboarding. Interviews with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and the rest of the Dogtown Crew reveal that an anonymous local kid from the suburbs of LA may have been singularly responsible for the skateboarding revolution that lead to their success in the late 70s.
I bought this for ten bucks thinking it was gonna be an interesting documentary about a real guy that is rumored to be skateboarding's most important pioneer. After watching the movie, it didn't take five minutes to see that this is a MOCKUMENTARY. You can clearly see in the photos of the guy it's about (Benton Shakely) that it's really childhood pictures of Duane Peters. If you want a good laugh, it's a great short film, but DON'T BE FOOLED! By the way, is it a coincidence that Benton's initials are BS?!?!?!?! Doubt it!
day at the pool
The history of skateboarding is seen in a new light.. worth the 10 bucks
Yes, it's a mockumentary and I think it's hilarious. I'm not even a huge skateboarder fan but after watching "Dogtown" or other skateboarding/surfer movies, this is awesome!! still don't know how they got some of that underwater footage though. pretty amazing and inspiring. these skateboarding legends are pretty good actors to be so convincing in this story. maybe it is true????