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Gerardo de Leon’s “Ako ang Katarungan”

September 9, 2014

Celebrating the Centennial Year of National Artist in Film Gerardo de Leon, 2013-2014  

A film directed by Gerry de Leon in 1962, “Ako ang Katarungan” starred Fernando Poe, Jr., Van de Leon, Lou Salvador Jr., Adorable Liwanag, Oscar Keesee and Paraluman.

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Fernando Poe, Jr and Lou Salvador, Jr.

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Adorable Liwanag

Read re Sine Komiks, which featured then upcoming movie, Ako ang Katarungan. It was “sort of a movie preview or a teaser… to promote movies that time.” http://video48.blogspot.com/2008/08/sine-komiks-ako-ang-katarungan-1962.html

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Gerardo de Leon’s “Aawitan Kita”

September 8, 2014

Celebrating National Artist in Film Gerardo “Gerry” de Leon’s Centennial Year 2013-2014

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Another film by Gerry de Leon

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Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil

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Then Elvis Presley of the Philippines

 

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September Showings_Target Dates

September 7, 2014

Roadshow Sked of my docus:

September 20 – “Silent Odyssey”, Philippine School for the Deaf in celebration of International Deaf Day

September 28 – “Tiga-Isla” [The Islanders of Corregidor] – Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite, in celebration of Tourism Day

September 15[?] – “Alyana — A Study of Autism in the Philippines”, Dasmariñas, Cavite

All are fully subtitled in English.

More notes: Last Thursday, Architect Jaime Silva was interviewed for a docu on Apolinario Mabini

Additional Notes as of Sept. 18: 1] There will be additional showings Sept 19 at PSD; 2] Tiga-Isla showing in Kawit was moved to October; 3] Showing of Alyana finally sked on September 27

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Gerardo de Leon’s “Anak ni Dyesebel”

September 7, 2014

Another fantasy film by National Artist in Film Gerardo “Gerry” de Leon, Dyesebel is a popular mermaid character originally conceived by Mars Ravelo. Up to this time, stories are written using the character. In this film produced in 1964 Eva Montes played as Alona, daughter of Dyesebel. The first to play the role was Edna Luna [1953], followed 20 years later by Vilma Santos (1973), Alma Moreno (1978), Alice Dixson (1990), and Charlene Gonzales (1996). On the television, the iconic mermaid was portrayed by Marian Rivera (2008) and Anne Curtis (2014). [Source: Wikipedia].

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Celebrating the Centennial Year of Gerardo “Gerry” de Leon, 2013-2014.

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Gerardo de Leon’s “Kulay Dugo ang Gabi”

September 6, 2014

Bragged as “The FIRST COLOR HORROR PICTURE” produced in the Philippines, People’s Pictures’ “Kulay Dugo ang Gabi” starred Amalia Fuentes, Eddie Fernandez, Eva Montes and Ronald Remy.  Credit listed Tony Gosalvez as sound effects man. I remember meeting him while we were doing “Bagong Bayani OCW” at a post-production studio then located in Makati. He had so many stories to tell about sound effects production. And we were captured listeners. He had a box with the stuff he was using at the time to create the effects. I THINK he also worked on the sound for Tikoy’s docu-drama [honestly, I had to check on this — whether it was Mr. Tony or someone else. There were lots of post-prod people hanging out in the place. But surely, I remember BB’s effects man sort of complaining re my edit somewhere in the beginning of the film [point where Flor Contemplacion was hanged]. It seemed he found the cut too fast he had difficulty laying effects on that particular cut. But I did not change the cut….

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Synopsis and credits

Celebrating National Artist in Film Gerardo de Leon’s Centennial Year 2013-2014

Click to read the article of Noel Vera on “Kulay…” http://criticafterdark.blogspot.com/2006/10/gerardo-de-leon-two-vampire-films.html

Who is Noel Vera??? Click to find out: http://criticafterdark.blogspot.com/2006/10/gerardo-de-leon-two-vampire-films.html

Notes: I first met Noel when we made Bagong Bayani: OCW. He wrote a very beautiful article about it. We also worked together on “Rizal sa Dapitan.”

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Gerry de Leon’s “SWEETHEARTS”

September 4, 2014

“Sweethearts” by Gerardo “Gerry” de Leon was produced by C. Santiago Film Organization in 1957. Story by Lina Flor, Screenplay by Cesar Amigo, Choreography by Al Quinn, Cinematography by Arsenio Doña and Fred Hudson, Music by Tito Arevalo, Editing by Victoriano Calub, Sound Engineering by Demetrio Santos.

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Zaldy Zschornack and Shirley Gorospe in her first starring role

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SYNOPSIS of “Sweethearts” [1957]

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THe Manila Calypso

Choreography by Al Quinn

Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of National Artist in Film Gerardo de Leon [2013-2014]

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Gerardo de Leon’s “Apollo Robles”

September 1, 2014

More on National Artist in Film Gerry de Leon’s movies…His centennial birth anniversary is nearing. Need to post a few more from my files.

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Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Trains Fernando Poe, Jr.

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Mina Aragon [L]; Fernando Poe Jr. with Lily Marquez [R]

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