View from a Blue MoonHD Closed Captioning
Blake Vincent Kueny
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About the Movie
See the sport of surfing as it’s never been captured before in John Florence and Blake Vincent Kueny’s second signature release, this time in association with the award-winning film studio Brain Farm. The first surf film shot in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe. From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his legacy as one of the most gifted surfers ever. And while the young Hawaiian is pulled in increasingly different directions, there is no form of pressure that will keep him from his ultimate goal — to redefine what is possible in the ocean. Narrated by John C. Reilly.
Reminds you why you loved surfing in the first place
This is the type of rare film that you are able to appreciate while watching it, and will continue to appreciate years from now. The type of film that could spark a love of surfing in someone new to the lifestyle, or provide inspiration for the best in the world. Surfers everywhere will enjoy this and be able to take something unique and special from it.
Could there be more edits crammed into 30 second clips of surf footage? I admire John, and he’s helped create a lot of wonderful surf and travel video here, but this is just that - a surf and travel video - not nearly what iTunes promotes. How many shots of John emerging from white water do we need? I was especially disappointed when I thought we we finally going to get a story in South Africa where, according to the caption, because John’s family had been there so many times, the people were more important than the surfing. That may have been the sentiment, but it just didn’t happen.. I’ve been to South Africa too, and there’s way more to the culture than was promised here. Lot’s of potential to tell John’s story here with lots of beautiful video; as it is, the direction and editing of this film succeeded in making it not much better than a bunch of YouTube clips.
Great surfing, great filming
It raises the bar for all surf movies.