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Showing posts with label ARTICLES AND NOTES ON PHILIPPINE MOVIES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ARTICLES AND NOTES ON PHILIPPINE MOVIES. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

THE FIFTIES # 643: MARIO MONTENEGRO, EDDIE DEL MAR, TESSIE QUINTANA, CYNTHIA ZAMORA, BOB SOLER IN "HINDI KITA ANAK" (1959)


"Hindi Kita Anak" (1959)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date August 5-12, 1959/ Dalisay
Direction Teodorico C. Santos
Cast Mario Montenegro, Eduardo 'Eddie' del Mar, Tessie Quintana, Cynthia Zamora, Bob Soler


On the set of "Hindi Kita Anak"


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Sunday, May 4, 2014

THE DE LEONS: PORTRAIT OF PROUD PARENTS

 Movie stars Gil de Leon and Lilia Dizon, reel-and-real life couple, are very much at home with 16-month old son, Christopher, their second child (their first, daughter Pinky).


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Saturday, May 3, 2014

DIRECTOR RICHARD ABELARDO: WIZARD OF THE CAMERA by JOSE A. QUIRINO/ 1958

One of the most spectacular scenes in Cecil B. de Mille’s immortal “The Ten Commandments” was the parting of the Red Sea to allow the people of Moses to escape the cruel Egyptians. De Mille reportedly spent over a million dollars to film this single sequence of the expensive film.

Here in the Philippines we have a movie director who also divided a sea and created the same illusion as De Mille’s screen magic. But while Hollywood’s greatest showman spent a million dollars to do the trick, Richard Abelardo, a dusky 56-year old megman of LVN Pictures, duplicated the wizadry despite limited funds and inferior equipment. Abelardo performed De Mille’s trick in “Tungkod ni Moises,” a picture directed by Manuel “Sano” Silos which was released years ago. This means that Abelardo did the trick before De Mille. 

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see: Richard Abelardo: Visual Effects Man Par Excellence
       More on Richard Abelardo: Pioneering F/X Wizard and Film Director



Friday, May 2, 2014

LIBERTY ILAGAN ON HER HOUR OF DECISION/ 1958

Life came to stand still when Liberty Ilagan had to make a decision. One month after her screen test in the Sampaguita Studio and three days after her fifteenth birthday (July 6), she had to make the biggest decision in her life--- TO GIVE UP HER DOLLS AND BECOME A MOVIE STAR!  
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Song and Stars Magazine
December 1958



A scene from "Lover Boy" (1958), Liberty Ilagan's first movie 
with lead stars Susan Roces and Romeo Vasquez.


Monday, April 28, 2014

LUZ VALDEZ: "LOVELY, LOVELY TO LOOK AT" BY BEN BAUTISTA

She wrote a letter to the matriarch of LVN and every word of it writhed out her desire to become a movie star. Doña Sisang was so impressed she called for her right away and was impressed even more with what she saw a girl just turned 18, standing 5’2”, and weighing 100 pounds and she could sing and dance. 


"Luz Valdez: Lovely, Lovely To Look At" by Ben Bautista
Published at the Literary Song-Movie Magazine
August 16, 1959


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Saturday, January 25, 2014

THE VISAYAN FILM INDUSTRY: THE RETROSPECTIVE

The Visayan Film Industry: A Retrospective
by J. Vincent Noriega and Valeriano Avila
with Kris Relatado and Junuis F. Ranillo


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"Badlis sa Kinabuhi (The Line of Life)" (1969) received 12 of 14 Famas nominations. Gloria Sevilla won Best Actress, Frankie Navaja, Jr., Best Child Actor and a posthumous award to Mat Ranillo, Sr.. The movie was the Philippine entry to the Asean Film Festival in Indonesia, and was showcased  under the informative division f the Berlin Film Festival (the film was dubbed in English in Hongkong and retitles as "Destined"). In 1970, the movie was released in their original Visayan version in Manila theaters and made good at the box office. (excerpt from the article)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"REMEMBRANCE OF MOVIES PAST"



Written in 1963, the late writer-poet Andres Cristobal Cruz wrote a very nostalgic piece on Philippine movies. Titled "Remembrance of Movies Past," the article traces the author's experiences, from grade school, high school to college and his insights on various movies, both local and foreign---


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Source: The Insurance Line/ A Magazine on Filipiniana
Published by the Insular Life-FGU Insurance Group
Series of 1963/ Number One


Thursday, June 25, 2009

THE SORRY STATE OF PHILIPPINE MOVIES

Equipped with the latest technology in film processing and recording, Magnatech Omni once stood proudly as one of the best and reliable post-production company in the 80s servicing major movie studios and film outfits in the country. The place, located at the corner of Sct. Borromeo and Mother Ignacia ave. in Quezon City, was always teeming and brimming with all kinds of showbiz people- from producers, directors, actors/actresses, production staff, technicians, stuntmen, bit players, even fans, onlookers. That’s how active, vigorous and full of life the Philippine movie industry was.






This is what's left of Magnatech--- an abandoned and ruined structure, once a flourishing and thriving establishment and a meeting place of who's who in Philippine movies.


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