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Title Riding giants / a Sony Pictures Classics ; Quiksilver Entertainment ; Forever Films & StudioCanal present ; a Forever Films, StudioCanal, Setsuna LLC, AOP production ; producers, Agi Orsi, Jane Kachmer, Stacy Peralta ; written by Stacy Peralta, Sam George ; directed by Stacy Peralta.

Publication Info. Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Classics : Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004]
©2004, 2005

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  DVD 797.32 RIDING    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 797.32 RID    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Media Room DVDs & Blu-rays  DVD 797.32 RIDING    Check Shelf
Edition Special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo, presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1, widescreen.
Performer Featured surfers, Greg Noll, Jeff Clark, Laird Hamilton ; narration by Stacy Peralta.
Credits Edited by Paul Crowder ; director of photography, Peter Pilafian ; original music, Matter.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
Summary Opening with a two-minute animation recapitulating the first 1000 years of surfing history, Riding Giants goes on to summarize the story of the big wave riding. Interviews with legendary big wave surfers, at celebrated breaks from Hawaii's North Shore to California's Mavericks, help explain how surfing became not just a hobby, but a culture and way of life. Viewers without any interest in surfing will come away with a greater appreciation for the sport, and a better understanding of what drives those who have given their lives to it.
Contents Start -- Southern California -- Hawaii = paradise -- Astronauts of surfing -- Waimea Bay -- The impossible -- Wipeout -- The legends -- Gidget -- The big wave -- Surfing revolution -- Northern California -- Mavericks -- Making the wave -- Surviving the wave -- The leash -- Death of a surfer -- Invisible -- Oahu, Hawaii -- Laird -- Catching the wave -- Surfing evolution -- Jaws -- Hazardous to your health -- Purification -- Depression -- King of the waves -- The ultimate wave.
Note Special features: director's and editor's commentary ; writer and surfers' commentary ; the making of Riding Giants (28 min.) ; Fuel TV Blue Carpet special: Riding Giants (21 min.) ; deleted scenes (16 min.) ; Milan Records promo ; Quiksilver promo ; previews.
Language In English, with optional English or French subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Hamilton, Laird J., 1964-
Noll, Greg, 1937-
Clark, Jeff.
Surfing.
Ocean waves.
Surfing -- Hawaii.
Surfing -- California.
Surfing -- United States -- History.
Surfers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Sports films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Orsi, Agi.
Kachmer, Jane.
George, Sam, 1956-
Peralta, Stacy.
Hamilton, Laird J., 1964-
Noll, Greg, 1937-
Clark, Jeff, 1957-
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Quiksilver Entertainment.
Forever Films.
Studio Canal.
Setsuna LLC.
AOP.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1404959750
9781404959750
Standard No. 043396060067
Music No. 06006 Sony Pictures Classics
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