Filmmaker Quotes in Surf's Up (2007)


Filmmaker Quotes:

  • Filmmaker: Since we're talking about surfing, why don't you give us your thoughts about surfing?

    Cody Maverick: Surfing, surfing... Where do I start?

    Filmmaker: How about just at the beginning?

    Cody Maverick: Okay, well... So as soon as there was the first wave, right? - there was the first surfer. All they needed was, like, um, a piece of driftwood, a block of ice or something like that, and then they were off. And they were hooked, man. They were hooked. Up 'till recent times, you had your old dudes, you know, your hang-six cats, these old guys used to lay down with these huge, humongous boards. These guys were the pioneers, but nobody saw what surfing could really be until Big Z did it.

    Filmmaker: Could you tell us who Big Z was?

    Cody Maverick: Who was Big Z? You're asking the right guy. You got that far. Z is everything. Big Z is surfing. I mean, there might as well not been an ocean before Z. They invented the ocean for him. Cause he lived so hard because he wasn't afraid to live. He wasn't afraid to die. He came to Antarctica when I was just a kid. Man, it was the biggest thing that ever happened here. And suddenly there he was. Just floating over the water. Just hovering, you know, like weightless. He could've walked up to anyone, and he walks right up to me. And he gives me this awesome, one-of-a-kind Big Z necklace. And then he tells me, "You know, kid, never give up. Find a way, 'cause that's what winners do." He was the greatest. Everyone looked up to him, respected him, loved him. And one day, one day, I'm gonna be just like him.

  • Tank Evans: [introducing his trophies] These are my ladies. This is Jill. This is my lady, Amy. Little Suzy. Brianna... y'know why we call her Brianna, right?

    Filmmaker: N-no...

    Tank Evans: [smirks] Yeahhhh, it's a long story.

  • Filmmaker: So, Cody, when you take your first wave, and the whole island's there to watch, what's it gonna be like?

    Cody Maverick: It's gonna be amazing. Honestly, it'll be the best wave of my life, and I hope the cameras are rolling because you're gonna want to watch it over and over and over and over again. It's gonna be awesome

    [cut to Maverick wiping out]

  • Filmmaker: Do you have any other talents?

    Cody Maverick: Heh, you mean like, singin' and dancin'? Naw, man, I just surf.

  • Filmmaker: Not again.

  • Glen Maverick: [offscreen] Loooooserrrrr!

    [hits Cody in the head with a snowball]

    Filmmaker: Y'know we're here to make a movie about Cody...

    Cody Maverick: Why does - does he have to be here?

    Glen Maverick: Yeah, it's gonna be great. Can I get in line now to *not* see it?

  • Filmmaker: Mr. Topanga, Mr. Topanga! Can you tell us why you're not dead?

    Big Z: No!

    [breaks the boom mike being waved at him]

    Big Z: I am dead!

    [disappears back inside his hut]

  • [first lines]

    Filmmaker: Quiet on the set. And we're rolling. Cody Maverick interview, take one.

    Cody Maverick: So why are you guys here to interview me?

  • Big Z: He's not even paying attention to that wave.

    Filmmaker: What wave?

    Big Z: That one.

    [Draws an X on the sand]

    Big Z: Five, four, three, two, one.

    [the wave overtakes Cody and washes him ashore at the X Big Z draws on the sand]

  • Filmmaker: Aren't you worried about being out here in the jungle? Isn't it kinda dangerous?

    Chicken Joe: Dude, the jungle is like the most peaceful place on the planet.

    [Pen Guans appear and blow darts at Joe and the camera]

  • Filmmaker: [closing speech from stage] Ladies and gentlemen, young and old, I know this may seem an unusual procedure, but I thought you might have some questions, and since I'm already here, I can answer some of them.

    [looking left and right, pausing]

    Filmmaker: Yes. Yes. Not specifically: I actually find all of them rather weird. Yes. Footlong veggie on wheat. Thank you.

    [camera shows empty auditorium as he leaves]

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