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Saturday, June 4, 2016

THE SEVENTIES # 308: MISS RITA GOMEZ, VIC VARGAS, EDDIE GARCIA, ROSEMARIE GIL, RONALDO VALDEZ, ELVIRA MANAHAN IN ISHMAEL BERNAL'S "PAGDATING SA DULO (1971)

Named and voted as one of the seven MPP's (Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino) Best Films of the 1970s--- 

The other six movies include Lino Brocka's Maynila, sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag, Insiang and Jaguar; Eddie Romero's Ganito Kami Noon...Paano Kayo Ngayon?; Mike de Leon's Itim and Bernal's Nunal sa Tubig.

Synopsis- A taxi dancer (Rita Gomez) and taxi driver (Vic Vargas) are fished out of poverty and anonymity by a commercial film director (Eddie Garcia). The obsession with success forces them to affect images as movie stars, which suppress and eventually destroy them as persons and lovers. (Urian Anthology 1970-79)


"Pagdating sa Dulo" (1971)
Frankesa Films' Initial Offering
a Mever Films Release   
Release Date June 10, 1971
Cinematography Delfin Carretas
Music Francisco Buencamino
Story, Screenplay and Direction Ishmael Bernal
Cast Miss Rita Gomez, Vic vargas, Eddie Garcia, Rosemarie Gil, Ronaldo Valdez, Elvira Manahan/ Also Starring Zenaida Amador, Subas Herrero, Joonee Gamboa, Ellen Esguerra, Ernie Zarate, Ramon Moral/ Featuring Edwin Tecson, Narlina Robles/ Special Guests (in alphabetical order)- Robert Arevalo, Lillian Laing, Eddie Mesa, Romy nario, Barbara Perez, Gloria Romero, Pepito Rodriguez, Tange, Ramon Zamora and many others



 Actor Eddie Garcia takes a cue from Direk Ishmael Bernal... on the set of "Pagdating sa Dulo"


Miss Rita Gomez and Vic Vargas in an emotional scene from"Pagdating sa Dulo" 


A scene from "Pagdating sa Dulo" (l-r) Elvira Manahan, Eddie Garcia, Vic Vargas, Miss Rita Gomez

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