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Showing posts with label NICANOR TIONGSON. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NICANOR TIONGSON. Show all posts

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I have been searching for this book for so long and I’m glad I finally found it. The URIAN Anthology 1970-1979, edited and introduced by Nicanor Tiongson, was launched and released in 1983 with Manuel Morato as the publisher. Featured are selected essays and innovation of the 1970s by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, with about 550 photos and illustrations and a filmography of Philippine movies, from 1970-1979.

I bought the book in one of the antique shops in Quezon City. I just asked the shop owner in passing if he was selling any books on Philippine movies. He showed me a couple of art books, history books, old magazines and Urian. “How much?” I asked him of the Urian book. “P1, 500,” he said. I readily paid for it after some haggling to lower the price. Not bad for a rare find. Except for some creases, the book is in fine condition with no tear or missing pages. A delight for film lovers like us owning a copy, considered by many as ‘endangered specie’ because of its rarity.

The Urian Anthology 1970-1979

Thursday, September 16, 2010


The Urian Anthology 1990-1999, the third Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino compilation, was launched yesterday, September 15 (2010) at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman. The book, introduced, compiled and edited by Nicanor Tiongson, consists of 562 pages with more than 500 photographs. The launch price is P2,600 and it will be available soon in major bookstores at P3,250. The event was attended by showbiz personalities and celebrities, critics, fans and film aficionados. Seen were National Artists Bienvendo Lumbera and Eddie Romero, Armida Siguoun-Reyna, Bibeth Orteza, actors Joel Torre, Ricky Davao and Richard Gomez, directors Gil Portes, Maryo J. delos Reyes, Brilliante Mendoza, Adolf Alix, Jr. and Joel Lamangan, among others.

The venue- Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman

Nicanor Tiongson signing the book

Me with Nic Tiongson

Filmmakers Gil Portes and Joel Lamangan

Director Gil Portes signing the book

Me and Direk Portes

Director Joel Lamangan signing the book

Me and Direk Lamangan

Joel Torre reenacting a scene from the book-
photo courtesy of Nestor de Guzman

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010


The Urian Anthology 1990-1999 edited by Nicanor G. Tiongson will be launched on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 5:00 p.m. at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman Campus. The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino has collected its members' representative film reviews in a series of anthologies, the latest of which is this volume. It is a richly illustrated volume which encourages further research and study of Filipino cinema. Published by the UP Press and with the support of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, The Urian Anthology is a must-have for scholars and cineastes everywhere


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