Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Sad State OF Filipino Cinema

What's worse than not having copies of movies? That we forget what movies our auteurs made, maybe simply becuase they made so many or we areally are that forgetful. See here Piknik by Joey Gosiengfiao. Made in 1976, around the same time that Gosiengfiao made Paloma, Babae, Ngayon at Kailanman, Lulubog Lilitaw sa Ilalim ng Tulay. This movie must be fabulous, kind of like the Regal Films-produced movies he made later in the 80s but edgier and a lot sexier. And with four "men" and two "girls," Gosiengfiao might have also had a lot of fun with the concept...a "picnic" by the beach. It kills me that I don't have a way to see this movie.
- Picture from Video 48
Also from the same Video 48 post, the best tagline from a bomba: "Sa wakas...naririto na ang pelikulang Pilipino na maghahatid sa pinilakang tabing sa kanyang ginintuang tugatog!"