Surfwise

Surfwise

DVD - 2008
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A look at the life of legendary Malibu surfer Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz, a successful doctor who dropped out of normal society in the '60s and raised nine kids in a motor home, where he home-schooled them about life, love, sex, and surfing.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Distributed by Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2008
Branch Call Number: DVD 797.32 Su775 2008
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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dthomas6
Jan 05, 2016

Pretty bizzarre dad. This is less about surfing than about chaotic parenting.

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PatEe
Jul 18, 2015

Just goes to prove no lifestyle is perfect, and the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence.
The old man is a self serving old bugger if there ever was one. This has a lot of psychology in it for sure - and everyone is more or less screwed up - for life.

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vfryzek
Jul 17, 2015

One of those Stories you have to see to believe it.
On the out side it sounded like an utopian upbringing.
Till you dig deeper and find all the flaws and anger.

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empbee
Mar 02, 2015

Interesting, thought provoking.

orkluttar Aug 14, 2014

An incisive documentary about surfing lifestyle. The interpretation has a certain historical
niche. Depended nearly utterly upon the supportive position of the wife and mother of those nine children. And these days there would be other
factors going to and fro on the Mexican border. Besides the component of the maternally instinctive female, the fact that the Dr was already a respected academic with a medical practise makes this an unlikely scenario to be repeated any day of the near future. So the viewer's feelings may well depend upon whether they like the way those
two factors are a part of this being
valid as a documentary or merely
some freak's pipeline dream.

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ThelmaPickles
Feb 05, 2013

A fascinating portrait of an unconventional family. One of my all-time favorite documentaries. I have watched it repeatedly.

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