The Surfer.

[Australia]: n.p, June, 1971.

Price: $300.00


About the item

Draft script for an unproduced film. Illustrated non-numbered pages interspersed throughout; 106 pp., printed rectos only. 4to. In titled separate wrappers with interior brads; pages near fine, but some soiling and a bump to wrappers.

Item #339773

Peter Clifton is known for his documentaries of rock and roll groups including the Beach Boys, mostly famouly Led Zeppelin (The Song Remains the Same), the Rolling Stones, and Public Image Ltd., among others. In 1969 he made a 16mm film with a bunch of friends who traveled the world in search of big waves. It was a hit on the independent surfing and rock film circuit, selling out rented town halls along the way (Sydney Morning Herald).

The Surfer tells the story of Leon Stablinski, an immigrant to Australia who lives a post-hippie back to the land life of good food, wine, weed, and waves, before he's arraigned and conscripted into the Australian Army's fight in the Vietnam War.