HOLLYWOOD HULA ::: Pacific Islander Film Hui

South Seas Cinema

Posted in Film by hollywoodhula on April 2, 2008


What do these movies have in common?
• Tabu
• Return to Paradise
• Forgetting Sarah Marshall

All were set, in whole or part, on Pacific Islands and are thus examples of the overlooked South Sea Cinema genre, according to a new website devoted to the “colorful, exotic, beautiful and erotic” scenes churned out by Hollywood.

South Seas Cinema lists over 600 feature films, shorts, docs, TV shows, special episodes and countless cartoons all shot in the Pacific – plus posters, lobby cards, and billboards.

The cyber archive is from the South Seas Cinema Society, a Hawaiian group of tropical-island movie buffs devoted to reclaiming the “no respect genre”.


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