Lords of Dogtown

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    Great movie!
    Well, I thought it was anyway.
    I'm an old school skater though.
    Worth a rent for any who are interested in how skateboarding came to be.
     
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    Haven't seen this, but Dogtown and Z-Boys, the documentary it's based on, is really excellent.
     
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    I really liked the documentary, did you see it?
     
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    yep. Movie was alot better IMO.
    Gave more credit (where it was due) to Jay Adams.
     
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    Really? I saw the movie at the video store, contemplated than went with something else. Next time.
     
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    Y'know, when I watched the documentary with the knowledge that Stacy Peralta had directed it, I couldn't help but think he had kind of pushed the other Z-Boys to the side a little bit and gave himself a little too much credit.
     
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    The doc just made Jay look like a coke head (which he was).
    But they never gave him credit for starting the movement, being the spark
    if you will. Take a look at the extras on the unrated DVD.

    Also...
    Alva
    Adams
    and many more of the original Z crew make a cameo in the movie as well as
    Tony Hawk.
     
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    Peralta produced Lords of d town.
    He was a big part of the movement after the dogbowl sessions.
    Powel Perelta ring a bell? I used to ride one, with G&S trucks (you'll see G&S in the movie and guess who rides for them). Adams was the only Z boy who
    stayed true to his roots after dogbowl, with Alva at a close second.
     
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    It's kinda sad that the majority of the kids out there today only know of skating through Bam Margera.
     
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    or Tony Hawk, which was found by Peralta.
    He put Tony in the famous Bones Brigade when he was 14.
     

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