In this photo (left to right, from up): Celia Rodriguez, the pioneer kontrabida, Cesar Montano in 1985 film The Graduates, Chichay (she’s cute!), a precious college diploma which was signed by a Janitor, Dolphy, Panchito and Babalu in Dracula goes to RP, a comedy-horror flick, Gabby Concepcion and Nora Aunor co-starred in Totoo Ba ang Tsismis?, an interviewer with a budhha figurine on the table (strange isn’t it?), the last 3 photos at the bottom are scenes in The Graduates (1985), shown are Joel Torre, Rene Requiestas and a guy with a colored hair (I didn’t know there are already punks that time).
I never thought I will be a certified TV person. But my being in a foreign land did not only turned me into a seemingly TV addict during weekends, but moreso hooked with TFC. I think it is the effect of being away from home and this is one of the means of reconnecting with the Philippines. I used to find it a waste of time to watch Tagalog movies. I don’t like the Teleseryes but I was a sucker of few Koreanovela series, I remember Coffee Prince Fever.
Although, until now I still don’t like the Teleseryes but I am surprisingly recently hooked with My Girl. I even watch its Marathon (complete episodes for the week that was), which is aired during saturdays at 2pm. I was never interested with Kim-Gerald tandem, so I think it’s the koreanovela effect of tagalized My Girl which caught my interest. Now, I make a huge grin, giggle and laugh out loud… and okay kilig na rin as I watch it.
Another confession to make is I now regularly watch Cinema Global. I am particularly interested in the old movies shown in mid 1980s, those old age movies which are in black and white, and things like that which were shown even before I was born. When I actually mentioned this current fancy to my closest buddy in the office, she laughed at me and wondered where’s my liking coming from. Mind you, I sometimes stay up so late just to finish a very old film.
In this photo (left to right, from up): Maligno primer in which the story is very different from the Maligno teleserye, Maricel Soriano with her old typewriter and old fashioned dress (see how technology and fashion changed), a very young Roderick Paulate, a scary Zuma, Rene Requiestas in his known make-face, Lani Mercado and his father wearing a Simex shirt (what an advertisement), Snooky Serna at her prime (The Graduates, 1985), pretty young Susan Roces in Maligno, the last 3 photos are from the movie The Graduates, a geeky William Martinez and a big walkie-talkie (shucks, glad I’m in the iPhone generation).
Self-check declares that what actually hits my interest is knowing how was it ages ago. I hate the cast sing and dance scenes in each movie. Obviously, that was just to prolong it. But moviegoers (then) seemed to have loved it. I enjoy watching some old films because these give me an idea of how certain places and old celebrities looked like then. It is also interesting to see Chichay, was she Lola Basyang?, Gabby and Nora in a flick “Totoo Ba ang Tsismis?” (I don’t like Nora, but I watched this out of curiousity, I didn’t know they teamed up before), Panchito, Dolphy and Babalu (in one movie, Dracula Goes to RP) re-watch Zuma (ah, I remember how the myth of him getting the heart of the virgins frightened me so when I was still a kid), to see how genuine is the physical beauty before (as we all know several celebrities of the current generation are products of cosmetic surgeries).
I never thought that I would devote time in all these. After all, I realized it’s not a waste of time. I was wrong then. Call it baduy or whatsoever, but watching old films is entertaining depending on the way you see it. Therefore, you may expect that I would be blogging about old films in the future (soon).
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I remember that the usual ending of these classics are the song and dance numbers at the end… where everyone famous and non famous performs on a “performance level” as if they are in some theater or something. And usually the scenes are all in one place… AT THE BEACH… as if at the very end of every movie, these people can’t do anything other than go to the beach and dance altogether…
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i like old movies of dolphy and chiquito.. they’re corny but entertaining.
@Red: Yes. And there’s a flashing, “The End” as the film is finished.
@Lei: I used to find them corny. Pero, I realized na simple lang sila magdeliver ng jokes before pero nakakatawa na rin. 🙂
hi..you seem to be an avid fan of classic movies..well, guess what..i thing i’m becoming obsessed with old films..i’m searching again and again just to know where i can watch them or at least find a store where i can buy some vcd’s or dvd’s of old movies..i really would appreciate it if you could help me..thank you so much for your time..
i have a good copy of “Super WANTUTRI” by TVJ. I would love to trade it for “Humanap ka ng Panget” or “Elvis and James”, this is my email add: firstname.lastname@example.org