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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CINEMALAYA 2012: ENTRIES AND WINNERS

The winners of the 2012 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival have been announced at a ceremony held at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo in Cultural Center of the Philippines on Sunday, July 29, 2012.

NEW BREED CATEGORY:








Best Film: "Diablo"
Special Jury Prize: "Requiem!"
Audience Choice: "Ang Nawawala"
Best Director: Mes de Guzman "Diablo"
Best Actress: Ama Quiambao, "Diablo"
Best Actor: Kristoffer King, "Oros"
Best Supporting Actress: Anita Linda, "Santa Niña"
Best Supporting Actor: Joross Gamboa, "Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino"
Best Screenplay: Rody Vera, "Requime"
Best Cinematography: Tristan Salas, "Diablo"
Best Production Design: Benjamin Payumo, "Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino"
Best Editing: John Wong and Rona delos Reyes, "The Animals"
Best Original Music Score: Mikey Amistoso, Diego Mapa, and Jazz Nicolas, "Ang Nawawala"
Best Sound Recording: Albert Michael Idioma, "Aparisyon"
NETPAC Awardee: "Diablo"

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY:





Best Film: "Posas"
Special Jury Prize: "Kamera Obskura"
Audience Choice: "Bwakaw"
Best Director: Raymond Red, "Kamera Obskura"
Best Actress: Iza Calzado, Janice de Belen, Judy Ann Santos & Agot Isidro (ensemble), "Mga Mumunting Lihim"
Best Actor: Eddie Garcia, "Bwakaw"
Best Supporting Actress: Iza Calzado, Janice de Belen, Judy Ann Santos & Agot Isidro (ensemble), "Mga Mumunting Lihim"
Best Supporting Actor: Art Acuna, "Posas"
Best Screenplay: Jose Javier Reyes, "Mga Mumunting Lihim"
Best Cinematography: Albert Banzon, "Kalayaan"
Best Production Design: Adolfo Alix Jr., "Kalayaan"
Best Editing: Vanessa de Leon, "Mga Mumunting Lihim"
Best Original Musical Score: Diwa de Leon, "Kamera Obskura"
Best Sound: Ditoy Aguila, "Kalayaan"
NETPAC Awardee: "Bwakaw"

SHORT FILMS CATEGORY:







Best Film: "Victor"
Special Jury Prize: "Manenaya"
Audience Choice: "Rueda"
Best Director: Sheron Dayoc, "As He Sleeps"
Best Screenplay: Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, "Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong"

Monday, July 30, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 85: TITA DURAN & PANCHO MAGALONA IN "KASINTAHAN SA PANGARAP" (1951)



"Kasintahan sa Pangarap"
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date September 3, 1951/ Life
Music Pastor De Jesus
Direction Enrique Moreno (Eddie Romero)
Cast Tita Duran, Pancho Magalona, Tolindoy, Aruray

Saturday, July 28, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 84: LYDIA MONTANEZ AS "MARIA BONITA" (1951)



"Maria Bonita"

Royal Productions
Release Date November 30, 1951/ Clover
Music Ray Alinsod and his orchestra
Story & Direction Manuel A. Garcia
Cast Lydia Montanez, Elena Mayo, Bayani Casimiro, Jose Cris Soto

Friday, July 27, 2012

AQUINO CONFIRMS NATIONAL ARTIST FOR FPJ



MANILA, Philippines—President Aquino has confirmed an earlier proclamation declaring the late movie actor Fernando Poe Jr. a national artist six years ago.

“Pursuant to the authority vested in me by law, I Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines, do hereby confirm the declaration of Ronald Allan K. Poe, a.k.a. Fernando Poe Jr. (posthumous) as National Artist as conferred in Proclamation No. 1069, dated May 23, 2006,’’ Mr. Aquino said in Proclamation No. 435 dated July 20.

“It’s a confirmation because the National Artist award has been previously conferred on the late FPJ,’’ Abigail Valte, one of Mr. Aquino’s spokespersons, said at a news briefing.”As we all know, for reasons of their own the family was not able to accept the award previously.’’

Poe, who died of a massive stroke in December 2004, was honored posthumously in 2006 during the term of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. His family did not attend the formal conferment of the award in May 2006.

Poe ran as the opposition presidential candidate but lost to Arroyo by about a million votes. His family had accused Arroyo of stealing the vote from him.

After President Aquino took office in June 2010, Poe’s widow Susan Roces, and daughter Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares, now head of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, expressed hope they would receive the award.
(Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer)

THE FIFTIES # 83: NENA CARDENAS, FRED SANTOS IN "MUNTING ANGHEL" (1951)


"Munting Anghel"
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date July 10- 19, 1951/ Life
Story & Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Nena Cardenas, Fred Santos, Patria Plata, Baby Linda, Amelita Sol

Thursday, July 26, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 82: ROSA DEL ROSARIO, ERLINDA CORTES, LITA RIO & BEN PEREZ IN" ROSARIO CANTADA" (1951)


"Rosario Cantada"
Royal Productions
Release Date March 22- 31, 1951/ Life
Story Teodoro Virrey
Music Constancio C. de Guzman
Direction Paquito Bolero
Cast Rosa del Rosario, Erlinda Cortes, Lita Rio, Ben Perez

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"I TRACKED NARDONG PUTIK TO HIS LAIR" / APRIL 13, 1958

An article interview of Leonardo Manicio or Manecio known as Nardong Putik by Amelita Reysio Cruz, published in the Sunday Times Magazine dated April 13, 1958.

A month later, May 27, Putik was recaptured…



---to read, click images to enlarge---





Tuesday, July 24, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 81: LITA RIO IN "LAGRIMAS (ANAK NG LUHA)" (1951)


"Lagrimas (Anak ng Luha)"
Maharlika Pictures, Inc.
Release Date July 25- August 2, 1951/ Clover
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Music Constancio C. de Guzman
Direction Tor Villano
Cast Lita Rio, Jaime Castellvi, Salvador Zaragosa, Jose Cris Soto, Vicente Liwanag, Eduardo Rivera, Marcela Garcia,Luz Noche, Isidro Francisco/ Introducing Edgardo Llanes

Sunday, July 22, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 80: EFREN REYES & NENA CARDENAS IN "TAGAILOG" (1951)


"Tagailog"
Premiere Productions
Release Date September 1, 1951/ Clover
Direction Consuelo P. Osorio
Cast Efren Reyes, Nena Cardenas, Lopito, Helen Grace Prospero, Ruben Rustia, Ester Buenaobra, Nati Rubi, Bebong Osorio, Francisco Cruz, Rosita Noble, Dory Lorenzana, Anita Soler, Ben Macam, Jr., Lito Anzures

Saturday, July 21, 2012

"THE AMAZING EXPLOITS OF PINOY BATMEN" / THE PHILIPPINE STAR

Just featured in today's issue of The Philippine Star (July 21, 2012). The article, "The Amazing Exploits of Pinoy Batmen," written by Don Jaucian, traces the history of Pinoy Batman in Philippine movies---



to read, click image to enlarge
or see link
--- thanks to Don Jaucian for the wonderful article---

Thursday, July 19, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 79: MANUEL CONDE AS "SIGFREDO" (1951)



"Sigfredo"
Lebran Productions
Release Date February 8/10- 20, 1951/ Life & Dalisay
Research Carlos V. Francisco
Music Prof. J. Esteban Anguita
Direction Manuel Conde
Cast Manuel Conde, Elvira Reyes, Erlinda Cortes, Fernando Royo, Juan Monteiro, Jose Villafranca, Gil de Leon, Ely Nakpil, Andres Centenera, Ric Bustamante, Juan Urbano, Doro Crisostomo and a cast of thousands

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DOLPHY SPOOFS GREAT LITERARY FIGURES Circa 1972-73

Inspired by the success of "Ang Hiwaga ng Ibong Adarna," Dolphy produced and starred in four other movies based on popular local and foreign literary novels---


"Ang Hiwaga ng Ibong Adarna" (1972)


"Florante at Laura" (1972)

"Anthony at Cleopatra" (1972)


"Si Romeo at si Julieta" (1972)


"Cyrano at Roxanne" (1973)
(photo of Cyrano, courtesy of James de la Rosa/ Pelikula atbp)

Monday, July 16, 2012

DOLPHY IN TWO EARLY PRODUCT ENDORSEMENTS


"Three Flowers Brillantine"
Circa 1956


"Cardinal Cigarettes"
Circa 1960

FPJ PRODUCED TWO DOLPHY MOVIES

After leaving Sampaguita, Dolphy was practically jobless. Eugenio “Geny” Lopez Jr. got him into television on Channel 3. His first TV show was with ABS-CBN on Buhay Artista, a concept by Geny Lopez and Ading Fernando. While doing radio, his talent fee was P250-P300 per program; when he did TV, he was at P500 per show.

While on television, he also started doing movies for independent studios like LEA Productions, Balatbat Productions, Filipinas Productions, Zultana Productions and Fernando Poe, Jr.'s D’Lanor Productions. He starred on two of his movies in 1964, Captain Barbell and Daigdig ng Fantasia with Nova Villa, both directed by Herminio “Butch” Bautista. (Source: Hindi Ko Itong Narating Mag-Isa by Bibeth Orteza)



Sunday, July 15, 2012

DOLPHY IN "DA BEST IN DA WEST" (1967, 1984, 1996)


"Da Best in Da West" (1967)- Stars Dolphy, Divina Valencia, Panchito, Rod Navarro, Dolphy Jr., Bayani Casimiro, Georgie Quizon, Marissa Delgado, Gina Stuart/ Directed by Romy Villaflor


"Da Best in Da West" (1984)- Stars Dolphy, Lito Lapid, Yehlen Catral, Nina Sara, Panchito, Weng Weng, Romy Diaz, Max Alavarado, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Max Vera, Teroy de Guzman, Dely Atay Atayan, Georgie Quizon, Don Pepot, Tony Carrion, Luis San Juan, Conde Ubaldo, Amay Bisaya, Naty Santiago & Paquito Diaz/ Directed by Romy Villaflor



"Da Best in Da West 2: Da Western Pulis Istori" (1996)- Stars Dolphy, Lito Lapid, Agot Isidro, G. Toengi, Meryll Soriano, Boy 2 Quizon, Dick Israel, Mike Gayoso/ Directed by Danilo P. Cabreira

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