Wednesday, December 30, 2009

KALINGA (1969)


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Kalinga (1969)

(NGI Movie Productions, Inc., starring Vic Vargas, Zeny Zabala, Sofia Moran, Max Alvarado, directed by Susana C. de Guzman)




Source:  Foto Play, March 1969)
(Courtesy of Kathy Lindain)


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Saturday, December 26, 2009

I DANCED WITH THE QUEEN!


WISHING YOU ALL

 A MERRY CHRISTMAS

AND A

PEACEFUL NEW YEAR!



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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

NORA AUNOR CLASSIC FILMS AT UP FILM INSTITUTE, DEC. 19, 2009

TATLONG KLASIKONG PELIKULA NI NORA AUNOR




The year 1984 was one of the golden years of Philippine cinema, when the local movie industry produced a good number of outstanding films. It was a banner year for Nora Aunor as well.

In 1984, the Superstar reasserted her supremacy as the country’s premier actress by starring in three films that were all critically and commercially successful: Gil Portes’s ’Merika and Mario O’Hara’s Condemned and Bulaklak sa City Jail.

The films were major triumphs for La Aunor especially as a performer. She earned Best Actress nominations for the three films in the first PMPC Star Awards for Movies, a record yet to be duplicated by any actor to this day. In the Urian for the same year, she earned two Best Actress nominations—another first.

’Merika is hailed by critics as one of the important Filipino films depicting the Filipino migrant experience. It is the story of Milagros Cruz, a Filipino nurse working in New York. Longing for a different life despite material comforts abroad, she courageously chooses to go back to her own country.

Rated “A” by the Film Ratings Board, Condemned is described by critic Noel Vera as “one of the most perfect Filipino noir thrillers ever made.” The film tells of sibling love between Yolly, a rose peddler in the streets of Ermita, and her brother Efren (Dan Alvaro) who is entrapped in the operations of a syndicate queen (Gloria Romero).

The second O’Hara-Aunor collaboration of the year, Bulaklak sa City Jail, was the Metro Manila Film Festival’s major winner. Penned by noted novelist Lualhati Bautista, the film depicts the ordeals of Angela, a pregnant woman falsely accused of a crime, as she is detained in a vicious correctional institution.

The International Circle of Online Noranians, in cooperation with the UP Film Institute, deems it fitting to commemorate the 25th anniversary of ’Merika, Condemned,and Bulaklak sa City Jail with a FREE screening of the films at the Videotheque of the UP Film Institute, UP Diliman, on December 19, 2009 (Saturday), from 1:00 pm.

The schedule is as follows:

1:00 pm, ’Merika
2:45 pm, Bulaklak sa City Jail
7:00 pm, Condemned

A program will be held—featuring a panel discussion with guests and the soft launch of the DVD of Bona and Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos from NV Productions and Ivory Music & Video—between 4:30 and 7:00 pm at the UPFI Bernal Gallery. The public is invited.

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Source:  Mr. Marlon Antolin
              marlon.antolin@qualservcentral.com
 

Friday, December 11, 2009

1951 MARIA CLARA AWARDS


THE 2nd MARIA CLARA AWARD WINNERS

Best Picture - Sisa (Premiere Productions)
Best Actress - Anita Linda (Sisa)
Best Actor - Jose Padilla, Jr. (Diego Silang)
Best Supporting Actress - Rosa Mia (Roberta)
Best Director - Gerardo de Leon (Sisa)

Best Screenplay - Eddie Romero (Diego Silang)
Best Musical Score - Tito Arevalo (Diego Silang)





1951 Maria Clara Award Best Picture Award to Premiere Productions for "Sisa"




1951 Maria Clara Best Actress Award to Anita Linda ("Sisa")
1951 Maria Clara Best Actor Award to Jose Padilla, Jr. ("Diego Silang")



Movie still of "Sisa" with best actress Anita Linda, Reynaldo Dante and Eduardo del Mar.


1951 Maria Clara Best Actor Award to Jose Padilla, Jr. for "Diego Silang".


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Sunday, November 29, 2009

1987 FAMAS AWARDS


THE 36th FAMAS AWARD WINNERS

Best Picture - Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig? (Viva Films)
Best Actress - Vilma Santos (Tagos Ng Dugo) (VH Films)
Best Actor - Rudy Fernandez (Operation:  Get Victor Corpuz) (Vanguard Films)
Best Supporting Actress - Nida Blanca (Kid, Huwag Kang Susuko) (Regal Films)
Best Supporting Actor - Jay Ilagan (Maging Akin Ka Lamang) (Viva Films)
Best Director - Eddie Garcia (Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig?) (Viva Films)
Best Child Actress - Glaiza Herradura (Batas Sa Aking Kamay)
(Bonanza Films, Inc.)
Best Child Actor - Mel Martinez (Kid, Huwag Kang Susuko)
(Regal Films)
Best Story - Gilda Olvidado (Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig?) (Viva Films)
Best Screenplay - Alfred Yuson (Kid, Huwag Kang Susuko) (Regal Films)
Best Cinematography - Romy Vitug (Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig?)
(Viva Films)
Best Editing - Ike Jarlego, Jr. (Balweg, The Rebel Priest)
(Viva Films)
Best Theme Song - Gines Tan (Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa)
(Regal Films)
Best Musical Score - Willy Cruz (Balweg, The Rebel Priest)
(Viva Films)
Best Sound - Rolly Ruta (Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig?)
(Viva Films)
Best Production Design - Don Escudero (Once Upon A Time)
(Regal Films)

Hall of Fame Awardees:

Fernando Poe, Jr. - Actor
1986 - Muslim Magnum .357
1983 - Umpisahan Mo, Tatapusin Ko
1979 - Durugin Si Totoy Bato
1971 - Asedillo
1967 - Mga Alabok Sa Lupa

Augusto Salvador - Editing
1986 - Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa
1985 - Partida
1979 - Durugin Si Totoy Bato
1978 - Gumising Ka, Maruja
1970 - Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit

George Canseco - Musical Score
1986 - Palimos Ng Pag-ibig
1982 - Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan?
1980 - Miss X
1979 - Huwag, Bayaw
1978 - Pagputi Ng Uwak, Pag-itim Ng Tagak


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1987 FAMAS Best Picture Award to Viva Films
1987 FAMAS Best Director Award to Eddie Garcia


Eddie Garcia, 1987 FAMAS Best Director for "Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig?"
Vilma Santos, 1987 FAMAS Best Actress for "Tagos Ng Dugo"
Rudy Fernandez, 1987 FAMAS Best Actor for "Operation:  Get Victor Corpus"









1987 FAMAS Best Actress Award to Vilma Santos ("Tagos Ng Dugo")




1987 FAMAS Best Actor Award to Rudy Fernandez ("Operation:  Get Victor Corpus)


1987 FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Award to Nida Blanca ("Kid, Huwag Kang Susuko!")


1987 FAMAS Best Supporting Actor Award to Jay Ilagan ("Maging Sino Ka Man")




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Friday, November 27, 2009

1986 FAMAS AWARDS



THE 35th FAMAS AWARD WINNERS

Best Picture - Gabi Na, Kumander (Viva Films)
Best Actress - Dina Bonnevie (Magdusa Ka!)
Best Actor - Fernando Poe, Jr. (Muslim Magnum .357)
Best Supporting Actress - Nida Blanca (Magdusa Ka!)
Best Supporting Actor - Michael de Mesa (Unfaithful Wife)
Best Director - Eddie Garcia (Magdusa Ka!)
Best Child Actress - Precious Hipolito (Mga Anghel Ng Diyos)
Best Child Actor - Ian Kristoffer de Leon (Halimaw: Komiks Episode)
Best Story - Bienvenido Bacalso (Gabi Na, Kumander)
Best Screenplay - Orlando Nadres (Magdusa Ka!)
Best Cinematography - Ver Reyes (Muslim Magnum .357)
Best Editing - Augusto Salvador (Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa)
Best Theme Song - Willy Cruz (Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas)
Best Musical Score - George Canseco (Palimos Ng Pag-ibig)
Best Sound - Rolly Ruta (Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa)
Best Production Design - Rolando Sacristia (Muslim Magnum .357)

Special Awardees:
Dr. Ciriaco Santiago Memorial Award - Eddie Romero
Lou Salvador, Sr. Memorial Award - Pilita Corrales
Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Award - Alfie Lorenzo
Gregorio Valdez Memorial Award - Manuel Morato (Censor's Chairman)

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1986 FAMAS Best Picture Award to Viva Films

Phillip Salvador represents Viva Films, Best Picture Award for "Gabi Na, Kumander"
Nida Blanca, Best Supporting Actress for "Magdusa Ka!"
Precious Hipolito, Best Child Actress for "Mga Anghel Ng Diyos"
Eddie Garcia, Best Director for "Magdusa Ka!"

1986 FAMAS Best Actor Award to Fernando Poe, Jr. for "Muslim Magnum .357"

1986 FAMAS Best Actress Award to Dina Bonnevie for "Magdusa Ka!"

1986 FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Award to Nida Blanca for "Magdusa Ka!"


1986 FAMAS Best Supporting Actor Award to Michael de Mesa for "Unfaithful Wife"


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Continuation....
But where were...

the production staff.

During the special awards presentation, three young presentors apparently were not informed of what they were supposed to do. Marcelo tried to help them by giving them their cues but only succeeded in confusing them even more. The situation worsened when they accepted the award they were supposed to only present in the first place.

Special awards were also given: Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Award - Alfie Lorenzo; Gregorio Valdez Memorial Award - Censor's Chairman Manuel Morato; Lou Salvador, Sr. Memorial Award - Pilita Corrales and Ciriaco Santiago Memorial Award - Eddie Romero. Medals were also given to previous FAMAS winners and some members of the press. (Monette Gallego).



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Monday, November 23, 2009

1985 FAMAS AWARDS


THE 34th FAMAS AWARD WINNERS

Best Picture - Paradise Inn (Amazaldy Films)
Best Actress - Vivian Velez (Paradise Inn)
Best Actor - Philip Salvador (Kapit Sa Patalim)
Best Supporting Actress - Dina Bonnevie (Tinik Sa Dibdib) (Viva Films)
Best Supporting Actor - Dante Rivero (Sa Dibdib Ng Sierra Madre)
Best Director - Celso Ad. Castillo (Paradise Inn)
Best Child Actress - Bamba (Momoo)
Best Child Actor - Jaypee de Guzman (Tinik Sa Dibdib)
Best Story - Jose Dalisay (Miguelito: Ang Batang Rebelde)
Best Screenplay - Oscar Miranda (Paradise Inn)
Best Cinematography - Romy Vitug (Paradise Inn)
Best Editing - Augusto Salvador (Partida)
Best Theme Song - Willy Cruz (Bituing Walang Ningning)
Best Musical Score - Willy Cruz (Bituing Walang Ningning)
Best Sound - Rolly Ruta (Paradise Inn)
Best Production Design - Don Escudero (Virgin Forest) (Regal Films)
Best Visual Effects - Ramjie (Zuma)

Hall of Fame Awardees:
Eddie Romero - Screenplay
1984 - Ang Padrino
1980 - Aguila
1979 - Durugin Si Totoy Bato
1966 - The Passionate Strangers
1952- Buhay Alamang

George Canseco - Theme Song
1984 - Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?
1983 - Paano Ba Ang Mangarap?
1982 - Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan?
1980 - Langis At Tubig
1979 - Huwag, Bayaw


Other Awards:
Best Dressed Movie Star (Bida Ng Gabi) - Lorna Tolentino
Bida Sa Takilya - Sharon Cuneta





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1985 FAMAS Best Picture Award to Amazaldy Films
1985 FAMAS Best Actress Award to Vivian Velez
1985 FAMAS Best Director Award to Celso Ad. Castillo


1985 FAMAS Award Grand Winners:

Romeo Vitug - Best Cinematographer (Paradise Inn)
Phillip Salvador - Best Actor (Kapit Sa Patalim)
Bamba - Best Child Actress (Momoo)
Dina Bonnevie - Best Supporting Actress (Tinik Sa Dibdib)
Vivian Velez - Best Actress (Paradise Inn)
Oscar Miranda - Best Screenplay Writer (Paradise Inn)

1985 FAMAS Best Actor Award to Phillip Salvador for "Kapit Sa Patalim"

1985 FAMAS Best Supporting Actress to Dina Bonnevie for "Tinik Sa Dibdib".




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Friday, November 20, 2009

LILA LUNA

A grandson (Michael Xavier Chung) of former movie actress Lila Luna (Teresita Kho Chung in real life) emailed me to inform those who remember the actress in Prinsipe Amante, Lupang Pangako, Florante At Laura and Harana Sa Karagatan, that she passed away last September 22, 2009. Michael said her grandmother was totally blind since 1964. He sent some pictures of her grandmother and posted here.




Lila Luna in the 50s.






According to her grandson, Lila Luna was totally blind since 1964, pictured here holding a cat.





Lila Luna's son and daughters.




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