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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"THE ARTIST" TOPS 84th OSCAR AWARDS

Los Angeles (CNN) -- The silent, black-and-white film "The Artist" took top honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, garnering five Oscars for best picture, best directing, best costume design, best original music score and best actor.

Jean Dujardin, who spoke just two words in "The Artist," was jubilant as he accepted his best actor Oscar. "I love your country," the French actor said.

Asked backstage how he would make a transition to American "talkies," he said "I'm not an Amerian actor, I continue in French." His translator then said "It's possible if he could make another silent movie in America, he'd like to."

Michel Hazanavicius beat out Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen to win his best directing Academy Award.
"I am the happiest director in the world right now," Hazanavicius said as he accepted.

Meryl Streep's channeling of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady" earned the best actress Oscar for her. It was her third Academy Award after 17 nominations. "When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going 'Oh no, why her again? Well, whatever,'" Streep joked in her acceptance. "The Iron Lady" was also rewarded with a best make up Oscar for the work done to convince the audience that Streep was Thatcher.

Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor to win an Academy Award when he was presented the best supporting actor Oscar for his role as an aging gay man in "Beginners." "You're only two years older than me, darling," the 82-year-old Plummer said as he looked at his Oscar trophy. "Where have you been all my life?" He also won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award in earlier competitions.Backstage, Plummer called his Oscar "sort of a renewal." "It has recharged me," Plummer said. "I hope I can do it for another 10 years at least. I'm going to drop dead on the stage or on a set. we don't retire."

Octavia Spencer cried as she accepted the best supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal of a Mississippi maid in the civil-rights-era movie "The Help." "I'm sorry, I'm freaking out," Spencer said as the allotted time for her acceptance speech ended. Spencer's win was not a surprise to many Oscar watchers since she also won best supporting actress at the Golden Globes and the SAG awards.


Martin Scorsese's 3-D film "Hugo," which was up for awards in 11 categories, won five Oscars, including for best cinematography, best art direction, best sounding edit, best sound mixing and best visual effects.

Woody Allen won the best original screenplay Oscar for his film about a time-traveling American writer, "Midnight in Paris."

"The Descendants," a family drama starring George Clooney, won for best adapted screenplay.

The Oscar for best foreign language film was awarded to Iran's "A Separation." "At this time, many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy," director Asghar Farhadi said as he accepted.

The animated feature film Oscar went to "Rango," the story of a lizard stranded in the Mojave Desert.

The best documentary feature Oscar was awarded to "Undefeated," the story of a high school football team that reversed its losing tradition.
The Oscar for best film editing went to Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, the editors of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."

"Man or Muppets," a song written for "The Muppets," won the best original movie song Oscar.

"Saving Face," the story of a British-Pakistani plastic surgeon helps restore the faces of women scarred by acid attacks, won the best documentary short Oscar.

The short live action film Oscar was given to "The Shore," which is about the reunion of two boyhood friends in Northern Ireland.

"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," which creates a world where books are alive, won the best animated short Oscar.

Billy Crystal returned to the Oscar stage to host Hollywood's biggest night for a ninth time, opening with a comedic video that included Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise. "I'm here to get you the 18-to-24 demographic," the teenage Bieber told Crystal.

Crystal belted out a new version of his usual opening song, "It's a Wonderful Night for Oscar," with lyrical references to each best picture nominee.

The 84th annual Academy Awards was televised live Sunday night from the Hollywood & Highland Center, formerly Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. The Kodak name was taken off the theater after a bankruptcy court ruling last week. Crystal jokingly referred to it as the "beautiful Chapter 11 theater."

Source: CNN

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 94: LEOPOLDO SALCEDO AND CELIA FLOR IN "CAPAS" (1949)


"Capas"
LVN Pictures

Release Date: June 29/30- July 9, 1949/Life
Music Josefino Cenizal

Story/ Screenplay Armando Garces
Direction Gregorio Fernandez
Cast Leopoldo Salcedo, Celia Flor, Teody Belarmino, Inday Jalandoni, Nela Alvarez, Gregorio Fernandez, Jose Cris Soto, Oscar Obligacion, Tony Santos, Eusebio Gomez, Armando Garces, Jose De Villa

Thursday, February 23, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 92: MANUEL CONDE IN "PRINSIPE PARIS" (1949)


"Prinsipe Paris"
Manuel Conde Productions

Release Date: August 23- September 8, 1949/Dalisay
Music
Pastor de Jesus
Story Clodualdo del Mundo
Direction Horace Curry
Cast Manuel Conde, Elvira Reyes, Luningning, Frankie Gordon, Jose Villafranca, Juan Urbano, Alfredo Penalosa, Ely Nakpil, Ric Bustamante, Oscar Sandoval, Noche Twins, Horace Curry, Topy Urbano, Tony Cruz, Caridad Penalosa, Ben Casitllo, Francisco Carel, Bert Intal, Manuel Conde, Jr.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 91: TITA DURAN AND FRED MONTILLA IN "ULILANG KALAPATI" (1949)


"Ulilang Kalapati"
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.

Release Date: March 12, 1949/Dalisay
Story Hilaria Labog
Direction Octavio Silos
Cast Tita Duran, Fred Montilla, Maria Cristina, Eduardo del Mar

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 89: LEOPOLDO SALCEDO AND ESTER MAGALONA IN "KAYUMANGGI" (1949)


"Kayumanggi"
Premiere Productions, Inc.

Release Date: March 12, 1949/Dalisay
Sound
Demetrio de Santos
Music
Josefino Cenizal
Written and Direction Leopoldo Salcedo
Cast Leopoldo Salcedo, Esther Magalona, Nora Madrid, Engracio Ibarra, Rino Bermudez, Ding Tello, Pedro Faustino, Tolindoy, Dely Atay-Atayan, Luis San Juan, Anita Del Prado, Vic Andaya, Pompling Maximo

Sunday, February 19, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 88: ROSA DEL ROSARIO AND EFREN REYES IN "KUMANDER SUNDANG" (1949)



"Kumander Sundang"
Premiere Productions, Inc.

Release Date: May 1, 1949/ Life
Story and Screenplay
Alex Sunga
Photography
Tomas Marcelino
Music
Josefino Cenizal
Direction Gerardo de Leon
Cast Rosa del Rosario, Efren Reyes, Fernando Royo, Engracio Ibarra, Amelita Sol, Totoy Torrente, Fred Santos,Dely Atay-Atayan, Oscar Obligacion, Ponching de los Reyes, Luis San Juan

Saturday, February 11, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 87: CARMEN ROSALES AND ROGELIO DE LA ROSA IN "KAMPANANG GINTO" (1949)

Kampanang Ginto was a triumph for Carmen Rosales who was earlier refused a screen test at LVN. She became a star in Sampaguita Pictures where she had a feud with Rogelio de la Rosa. She refused to speak with him for many years, during which he had become an LVN star. She agreed to make this film for LVN with Rogelio de la Rosa for a fee that made her the highest paid movie actress at that time. She turned in a shining performance and went on to make other films with the actor. (Source: Dona Sisang Filipino Movies)



"Kampanang Ginto"
LVN Pictures

Release Date: January 21-30, 1949/ Dalisay & Center
Direction Gregorio Fernandez
Cast Carmen Rosales and Rogelio de la Rosa






Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 85: JAIME DE LA ROSA, EFREN REYES AND VIRGINIA MONTES IN GERARDO DE LEON'S "PADRE BURGOS" (1949)


"Padre Burgos"
Premiere Productions, Inc.

Release Date: December 4- 14, 1949/ Dalisay
Story
Pedrito Reyes
Music Ariston Avelino
Direction Gerardo de Leon
Cast Jaime de la Rosa, Efren Reyes, Virginia Montes, Amelita Sol, Frankie Gordon, Rino Bermudez, Oscar Keese, Conrado Conde, Johnny Reyes, Dely Atay-Atayan, Francisco Cruz, Bebong Osorio

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 84: ANGEL ESMERALDA IN "DASALANG GINTO" (1949)


"Dasalang Ginto"
Filcudoma Pictures

Release Date: December 4- 14, 1949/ Dalisay
Screenplay
Armando Garcez
Music Ray ALinsod
Direction Moises A. Caguin
Cast Angel Esmeralda, Sylvia Rosales, Pilar Padilla, Tony Camonte, Tony Mogueis, Menggay, Paz de los Reyes, Eleazar Garces, Basilio, Lericia Laurel/ Featuring Gil de Leon

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 83: LEOPOLDO SALCEDO AND LEILA MORENA IN "ANG LUMANG SIMBAHAN" (1949)


"Ang Lumang Simbahan"
Nolasco Bros. Pictures

Release Date: March 2- 21, 1949/ Life
Music Josefino Cenizal
Direction Luis F. Nolasco and Guillermo J. Icasiano
Cast Leopoldo Salcedo, Leila Morena, Rosa Rosal, Pilar Padilla, Alma Bella, Don Danon, Eduardo del Mar, Vicenta Fernandez, Pancho Pelagio, Joaquin Gavino, Jose Reynaldo, Resty Salas, Guillermo Carls, Nena Vasquez



Sunday, February 5, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 81: ANITA LINDA AND REYNALDO DANTE IN "SUWAIL (NAGLARO ANG LIGAYA)" (1949)


"Suwail (Naglaro ang Ligaya)"
Premiere Productions

Release Date: July 1- 14, 1949/ Dalisay
Story
Belen Manalo Santiago
Music
Santiago Suarez
Direction
Eduardo de Castro
Cast Anita Linda, Reynaldo Dante, Nora Madrid, Lopito, Rino Bermudez, Amelita Sol, Luz Kahanding, Baby Violeta, Rita Baesa/ Introducing Ramon D' Salva

Saturday, February 4, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 80: EFREN REYES AND LEILA MORENA IN "HINDI AKO SUSUKO!" (1949)


"Hindi Ako Susuko"
Premiere Productions

Release Date: December 27, 1949- January 6, 1950/ Life
Story & Direction Alex M. Sunga
Cast Leila Morena, Efren Reyes, Fred Santos



The movie was based on the novel by Alex Sunga, serialized in Ilang-Ilang magazine in 1949.




Thursday, February 2, 2012

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 78: ROGELIO DE LA ROSA AND LEILA MORENA IN "ANG LUMANG BAHAY SA GULOD" (1949)


"Ang Lumang Bahay sa Gulod"
Premiere Productions

Release Date: December 27, 1949- January 6, 1950/ Life
Photography Tommy Marcelino
Music
Josefino Cenizal
Sound
Demetrio de Santos
Direction
Eduardo de Castro
Cast Rogelio de la Rosa, Leila Morena, Enrico Pimentel, Fred Santos, Oscar Keese, Amelita Sol, Lopito, Conrado Conde, Francisco Cruz, Ramon D' Salva, Frankie Gordon, Tessie Villamor

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