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Base-Jumping Doc Sunshine Superman Plunges You From Cliffs and Skyscrapers

Base-Jumping Doc Sunshine Superman Plunges You From Cliffs and Skyscrapers

At the start of documentary character study Sunshine Superman, TV producer John Long describes a typical conversation with friend Carl Boenish, a skydiving and Base-jumping pioneer, as a flurry of "stream-of-conscious" associations. Long's characterization of Boenish's infectious energy and unfocused intelligence also effectively describes Sunshine Superman's unkempt, engrossing appeal.

If Sunshine Superman featured voiceover commentary, the film's narrator would probably adopt a high-functioning stoner's confident but easily distracted tone. In one stretch of the film, Carl's relationship with Jean Boenish, his wife, is explored through touching anecdotes and amazing home movies that Carl and Jean shot while cliff-diving. Then the film shifts focus ...

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