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Sunday, May 30, 2010


LEA Productions' Cadena de Amor copped the prestigious Grand Rajah Soliman Award for Best Picture in the 1971 6th Manila Film Festival. However, it was SPI-VP Pictures' Guy and Pip that made the biggest impact during the 10-day festival emerging as top grosser besting 12 other entries. FPJ's Digmaan Ng Mga Angkan, pre-festival favorite came in close second.

Dindo Fernando and Pilar Pilapil were declared Best Actor and Best Actress for their fine performance in Premiere Productions' Ang Uliran...Imelda. Jose Padilla Jr. was awarded the Best Supporting Actor in Digmaan ng mga Angkan and Lourdes Medel, the Best Supporting Actress in Wonderful World of Music. Other winners were: Augusto Buenaventura (Best Director and Best Screenplay in Ang Uliran); Roderick Paulate (Best Child Actor in Kurikit); ; Felipe Sacdalan (Best Color Photography in Playpen);
Ben Barcelon (Best Editing in Playpen); Louise de Mesa (Best Story in Kapantay ay Langit); Best photography (Black and White/ Matilda); Best Sound (Ang Uliran); Best Music and Best Song (Kapantay ay Langit); Manuel Franco (Best Musical Scoring in Kapantay ay Langit); Demetrio de Santos (Best Sound Recording in Ang Uliran).

"Cadena de Amor" (1971)- Stars Rosemarie, Dante Rivero, Hilda Koronel, Mary Walter, Nello Nayo, Patricia Mijares and Arnold Gamboa/ Directed by Lino Brocka

"Guy and Pip" (1971)- Stars Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III, Ike Lozada, Inday Badiday, Maria Leonora Teresa, Romy Lapus, Ven Medina, Jose de Villa, Bobet Torres, Naty Mallares & Nympha Bonifacio/ Directed by German Moreno

Courtesy of SPI-VP Pictures
(You Tube film clip by Pinoymovies)

"Digmaan Ng Mga Angkan" (1971)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Joseph Estrada, Pilar Pilapil, Rosanna Ortiz, Leopoldo Salcedo, Jose Padilla, Jr./ Directed by Lino Brocka

"Ang Uliran...Imelda" (1971)- Stars Amalia Fuentes, Boots Anson-Roa, Pilar Pilapil and Dindo Fernando/ Directed by Augusto Buenaventura

"Kapantay ay Langit" (1971)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and Liza Lorena/ Directed by Luis Enriquez

Left- "The Prince And I" (1971)- Stars Sajid Khan, Maritess Revilla and Chiquito/ Directed by F.H. Constantino

Right- "The Superstar" (1971)- Stars George Estregan, ALona Alegre, Eddie Garcia and Ed Finlan & Amalia Braza (First Starring Role)/ Directed by Armando Garces

"Pulang Lupa" (1971)- Stars Jun Aristorenas, Robin Aristorenas, Jing Abalos, Rex Lapid, Aldo Cruz and Virginia/ with Cesar Ramirez, Rocco Montalban, Rey Big Boy, Venchito Galvez & Joe Sison/ Directed by Junar

"The Wonderful of Music" (1971)- Stars Vilma Santos, Edgar Mortiz, Snooky, Arnold Gamboa, Beth Malongat, Tweeny/ Directed by Armando de Guzman

"Kurikit" (1971)- Stars Miguelito Nepomuceno and Ricky Santiago/ with Efren Montes, Boy Mondragon, Roderick, Peachy, Pinky, Marco ANtonio, Diana Dean, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Eva Darren, Ben Perez/ Directed by Jose F. Sibal

"Siyam na Biyernes" (1971)- Marilou Ver, Dolly Fuentes, Gina Laforteza, Monica Locca, Lorelei, Jennifer, Jane Mamangon, Emmaruth and Marissa Delgado/ Directed by Nilo Saez

"Playpen" (1971)- Stars Bernard Bonnin, Paquito Diaz, Charlie Davao, Marissa Delgado, Judy Brown, Jennifer Gan, Pam Grier, Roberta Collin and Sofia Moran/ with Ramon D' Salva, Ruben Rustia, Andres Centenera, Johnny Long/ Directed by Gerry de Leon

"Matilda" (1971)- Stars Vicky Sandoval, Roldan Rodrigo, Angel Confiado, Dick Israel, Venchito Galvez, Tita de Villa, Ely Roque/ Directed by Deo Villegas


TheCoolCanadian said...
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TheCoolCanadian said...

I don't understand why when I post a message, sometimes it erases it. Silly me.

Anyway, I really didn't go to see Nora-Tirso films in the 70s and now, watching this clip makes me wonder why millions of fans of the duo spent so much of their hard-earned money just to watch their sing and dance routines.

Tirso, now it can be told, could not dance then, in fact, he looked so painfully awful. His arms and leg moves were so stiff, he really looked as if he had some gout attack or something. Nora's voice is very good, but Tirso's singing is just so-so and therefore, there was no blending whatsoever. I'd say Manny de Leon could sing better than Tirso. Not that Manny was a great singer either. Sheesh!

Ayayay! Kuya Germs' Walang Tulugan Direction is no direction at all. One camera shot in a sing and dance sequence? Holy guacamoli! And the decor looks so 1950-ish! What the heck are those hanging stuff doing there? It looked awful! I dare say the likes of Gosiengfiao and Perez did a lot better in the choice of production design and decorations.
ANG ULIRAN... IMELDA was actually changed by the Censors to ANG ULIRAN. Imelda Marcos didn't like the title using her name and therefore it was deleted.

Sajid Khan also came to RP to do movies with Nora Aunor, and most of them were sing and dance, directed by Artemio Marquez. When I saw MOTHER INDIA (where Sajid was only 4 years old), I was astounded to realize how talented this actor is. I even kept a DVD of this film for this reason. I think it's one of the most moving performances of a child actor ever filmed.

Jowana Bueser said...

Hi Sir Simon!

I saw this list: Top 10 Spots in Manila for Film Buffs. Video 48 store is part of it. Here's the link: http://www.spot.ph/2010/06/01/top-10-spots-for-manilas-film-buffs/5/

Jowana Bueser

Video 48 said...

Thanks for the link, Jowana!

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