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Morning of the Earth

Code: 
a28
Director: 
Albert Falzon
Producer: 
David Elfick
Subtitles: 
None
Release date: 
1972
Runtime: 
79'
Language: 
English
Format: 
16 mm
Location: 
DVD cabinet sala toscana Prato
Number of copies: 
1 DVD
Synopsis: 
“Morning of the Earth” captures the pure surfing experience including psychedelic shots of waves, country soul surfing, a trip to Indonesia in search of new surf locations and the annual winter  contests in Hawaii. Albert Falzon made this cult surfing film in 1972, the film reveals a fantasy of three exotic lands: Bali, Hawaii and Australia where the surfers live in harmony with nature. 'Apart from the outstanding quality of its photography and music, what distinguished this film was an ongoing fluidity, constructed in the rhythms of its editing and re-enforced by its music, which was achieved by using an optical printer to repeat frames as many as five times, thus slowing the action by as much as 500% and enabling minute variations in wave-riding to be examined in almost timeless detail.' (Albie Thoms, Surfmovies - The History of the Surf Film in Australia, 2000)