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Friday, May 6, 2016

THE SEVENTIES # 240: ROSSANA MARQUEZ, EDDIE GARCIA, MARILOU VER IN "QUERIDA MIA (MY DEAREST DARLING)" (1971)


"Querida Mia (My Dearest Darling)" (1971)
Green Acres Productions
Release Date March 4, 1971
Screenplay Vittorio
Music Danny Holmsen
Story and Direction Dea Villegas
Cast Rossana Marquez, Eddie Garcia, Marilou Ver/ Also Starring Glen Bernardo, Matimtiman Cruz, Gigi Valdez, Venchito Galvez, Lucy Johnson


Thursday, May 5, 2016

THE SEVENTIES # 239: RIZZA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), PHILIP GAMBOA, BELLA FLORES, ROMY DIAZ IN CELSO AD. CASTILLO'S "NYMPHA" (1971)/ A REVIEW- UMANO'Y SINING ("NYMPHA": POSING AS ART)/ Re-posted


"Nympha" (1971)
Joy Productions
Release Date February 27, 1971/ Crown, Gaeity, Grand, Ace
Serialized in Espesyal Komiks
Story Deo Villegas
Screenplay D.G. Dumaraos
Producer Juanita S. Proximo
Direction Celso Ad Castillo
Cast Rizza, Philip Gamboa, Bella Flores, Romy Diaz/ Introducing Ronaldo Ruiz, Dan Zaragoza


  A blockbuster during its theater run




The URIAN Anthology 1970-1979

The bomba movie may be classified into two types: hard pornography, and the “art Film.” Celso Ad. Castillo’s Nympha is an example of the latter, but its defective structure prevents the director from conveying his message artistically.

Nympha
begins and ends with a scene in the cemetery where a group of people are standing around a tomb under the rain. The movie as a whole is an exposition of the events in Nympha’s life that lead to this scene. Nympha is a young girl reared and morally sheltered by a hypocritically pious elder female relative. The girl’s blind piety, however, is ripped apart by her sudden awareness of the sexually-charged environment and by her own first love affair. Eventually, she goes from man to man, driven by her demonic desires. Her unwanted pregnancy finally leads to a gory, fatal abortion.


Castillo’s structure is untenable. Enveloping scenes from Nympha’s life within the cemetery scene is unnecessary. First, it is the director himself, not any of the characters, who assumes the narrative viewpoint; and, second, the cemetery scene is not credible--- the people stand there for an unbelievably long time, and under the rain at that.


Because of this structure, the director forgot to pursue the movie’s thematic conflict, which is, hypocritical morality versus a sexually promiscuous world. As a result, there are gaps in the story, and inconsistencies between psychological make-up of the characters, and their behavior. Lastly, while the movie clearly disapproves of moralistic hypocrisy, it ironically insists on its own ethical standards. Thus, it objects to abortion. But then, the Philippines is a Catholic country, isn’t it?


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Article source: “Nympha: Umano'y Sining” by Clodualdo del Mundo, Jr., originally published in Pilipino Reporter, 1971/ compiled in the book, The URIAN Anthology 1970-1979

THE SEVENTIES # 238: STELLA SUAREZ, BERT MARTINEZ, BELLA FLORES, NEL DELA YSLA, VIC STA. ANA IN "MAKASALANANG PUSO" (1971)


"Makasalanang Puso" (1971)
Narra Productions
Release Date February 26, 1971/ Center
Cinematography Sozing M. Corpuz
Music Joseph Mendoza
Direction Jose Miranda Cruz
Cast Stella Suarez, Bert Martinez, Bella Flores, Nel dela Ysla, Vic Sta. Ana, Mar Quijano, Bernie Belleza, Ramon dela Rosa/ with Pablo Geronimo, Amado Gasmin, Ben Sanchez, Ronnie Roxas, Benny bautista, Domy Hizon, Tatang Ysla, Gloria Edralin/ Introducing Melinda Margot/ Featuring Tiger

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

THE SEVENTIES # 237: STELLA SUAREZ AND RUDY DOMINGUEZ (IN HIS FIRST STARRING ROLE) IN "DAMDAMING MAKALUPA" (1971)


"Damdaming Makalupa" (1971)
RSL Filmovie Productions
Release Date February 24, 1971/ Crown
Story and Screenplay Bernardo del Rosario
Cinematography Nestor Orense
Music Carlos Rodriguez
Direction Bert Balilia
Cast Stella Suarez, Rudy Dominguez (in his first starring role)/ Also Starring Ernie Ortega, Jun Santos and Nonong/ with Boy Quiambao, Romy Tuazon, Jun lazar, Rico Ador, Alex Sevilla, Jun Raceles, Ina Lopez, Zarah Zorina, Pol Jurado, Ellen Abalos, Phickaju Boys/ Introducing Johanna/ In a very special role- Ruben Rustia/ Featuring Rey Ledesma/ and an all-star cast


THE SEVENTIES # 236: MERLE FERNANDEZ (IN THE TITLE ROLE), VAN DE LEON, RENATO ROBLES, RENATO DEL PRADO, REBECCA ROCHA IN "JEZEBEL" (1971)


"Jezebel" (1971)
JBC Productions
Release Date February 24, 1971
Story and Direction Ding M. de Jesus
Cast Merle Fernandez (in the title role), Van de Leon, Renato Robles, Renato del Prado, Rebecca Rocha/ Also Starring Nela Alvarez, Paquito Salcedo and Tiger Lee/ Introducing Baby Annabelle


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

THE SEVENTIES # 235: EVA MARIE (IN THE TITLE ROLE), ROLDAN AQUINO, GINA LAFORTEZA, MAYA FUENTES AND RENATO ROBLES IN "AIDA (ANG MAKASALANANG MARTIR)" (1971)


"Aida (Ang Makasalanang Martir)" (1971)
ADY Productions
Release Date February 21, 1971/ Dalisay
Cinematography Baby Cabrales
Music Joseph Mendoza
Producer Yolanda Quesada
Screenplay and Direction Hector C. Molina
Cast Eva Marie (in the title role), Roldan Aquino, Gina Laforteza, Maya Fuentes and Renato Robles/  Also Starring Martin Marfil, Jose Villafranca, Chito Varon, Feling Cudia, Ding Villa and Romeo Soriano/ Featuring Efren Montes/ Introducing Cynthia Araneta



Monday, May 2, 2016

THE SEVENTIES # 234: NORA AUNOR, VICTOR LAUREL, WITH REBECCA DEL RIO, OSCAR MORENO, DON JOHNSON AND DAVEY JONES IN "LOLLIPOPS AND ROSES" (1971)


"Lollipops and Roses" (1971)
Premiere Productions
Filmed in color in Hollywood, USA
Story and Screenplay Felicing Constantino and Greg Macabenta
Cinematography Felipe Sacdalan
Music Restie Umali
Producer Cirio H. Santiago
Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Nora Aunor, Victor Laurel/ Also Starring Rebecca del Rio, Oscar Moreno, Don johnson and davey Jones (of the Monkees)

THE SEVENTIES # 233: JESSETTE PROSPERO, OSCAR RONCAL, SARAH SUAREZ IN "GINTONG PANGARAP" (1970)


"Gintong Pangarap" (1971)
Golden Productions
Release Date February 20, 1971/ Lider
Story and Screenplay Tony camonte
Cinematography Susing Corpuz
Music Pablo Vergara
Producer and Director Teofilo T. Gozon, Jr.
Cast Jessette Prospero, Oscar Roncal, Sarah Suarez/ Also Starring Nello nayo, Dely Villanueva, Francisco Cruz, Precilla Ramirez, Ruben Rustia and Ely Roque

THE SEVENTIES # 232: ROBERTO GONZALEZ (IN THE TITLE ROLE), PAQUITO DIAZ, REINA PIMENTEL, ROLANDO GONZALEZ AND MARISSA DELGADO IN "BOY POKLAT" (1971)


"Boy Poklat" (1971)
RG Productions
Release Date February 18, 1971/ Center
Serialized in Pioneer Komiks
Story Greg Igna de Dios
Screenplay Harold Clement
Cinematography Steve Perez
Music Gel Cruz
Direction Butch Bautista
Cast Roberto Gonzalez (in the title role), Paquito Diaz, Reina Pimentel, Rolando Gonzalez and Marissa Delgado/ with Roderick Paulate (in a special role)/ Also Starring Moody Diaz, Miguel Lopez, Lolita Garcia, Tony Pomuceno, Pros Enriquez, Joven Locquiao, Efren Tadeo, Jun Bautista, SOS Daredevils/ Featuring Tina Roman/ Guests- Omar Boy Camar, Jun Santos




Sunday, May 1, 2016

THE SEVENTIES # 231: RODOLFO (BOY) GARCIA, EVA DARREN, BERT SILVA, JESSICA, LUCITA SORIANO, BUTCH BAUTISTA, RIZZA ZARRI, DOLLY FUENTES, ARLENE MESINA AND BELLA FLLRES IN "SA BAWA'T PATAK NG HAMOG" (1971)


"Sa Bawa't Patak ng Hamog" (1971)
Larry Santiago Productions, Inc.
 Release Date February 13, 1971
Cinematography Alfonso Alvarez
Music Pablo Vergara
Direction Antonio Pascua
Cast Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia, Eva Darren, Bert Silva, Lucita Soriano, Butch Bautista, Rizza Zarri, Dolly Fuentes, Arlene Mesina and Bella Flores/ Also Starring Romy Diaz, Patria Plata/ Featuring Ibarra and Angela/ Co-starring Alex Flores, Benny Bituin, Tony Garcia, Mar Razon, Arsenio Palomar, Ben Javier, Suzie Huidem, Efren York and Armando Rino

THE SEVENTIES # 230: GLORIA ROMERO, LUIS GONZALES, AURORA SALVE, ZANDRO ZAMORA, RODOLFO (BOY) GARCIA, LUCITA SORIANO, VON SERNA AND GINA ALAJAR AS "ROBINA" (1971)


"Robina" (1971)
VP Pictures
Release Date February 12, 1971/ Life
Serialized in Pioneer Komiks
Story Greg Igna de Dios
Screenplay Fredie and Associates
Music Danny Holmsen
Direction Mar S. Torres
Cast Gloria Romero, Luis Gonzales, Aurora Salve, Zandro Zamora, Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia, Lucita Soriano, Von Serna and Gina Alajar (in the title role)/ Also Starring Etang Discher, Cristina English, naty Mallares

Saturday, April 30, 2016

THE SEVENTIES # 229: LITO LEGASPI, JESSICA, CARLOS DIAZ, LILLIAN RAMOS IN "ANGKININ MO AKO (POSSESS ME)" (1971)


"Angkinin Mo Ako (Possess Me)" (1971)
MVM Productions
Release Date February 12, 1971/ Center, Ace
Story Maria Veronica
Screenplay Manuel Rodriguez
Cinematography Susing Corpuz
Production Manager Jun Corpuz
Music D'Romenz
Produced by P. Elcriseo
Direction Eddie M. Mayo
Cast Lito Legaspi, Jessica, Carlos Diaz, Lillian Ramos/ Also Starring Mila del Rosario, Jane Laurel, Sancho Tesalona, Chito Reyes, Mann del Fiero, Rey del Mundo, Marissa Montes, Nena Ledesma, Eddie Rosales Marban/ Introducing Jan Jaro, Rose Villamor/ Special Guest stars- Romy Nario, Eddie Nicart

THE SEVENTIES # 228: SALLY REYES (IN THE TITLE ROLE), MELISSA MENDEZ, ETANG DISCHER, RENATO ROBLES AND LUZ LAVIDON IN "TISAY" (1971)


"Tisay" (1971)
Junar Productions
Release Date February 11, 1071/ Center
Cinematography Max dela Pena
Story and Screenplay Armando Garces
Direction Junar
Cast Sally Reyes (in the title role), Melissa Mendez, Etang Discher, Renato Robles and Luz Lavidon/ with Tony Villar, Steve Alcarado



Friday, April 29, 2016

THE SEVENTIES # 227: TITO GALLA, EDDIE GARCIA AND ALONA ALEGRE (IN HER FIRST AND MOST DARING ROLE) AS "NYMPHO" (1971)


"Nympho" (1971)
Topaz Film Productions
Release Date February 10, 1971/ Forum,Grand, Gaiety, Capitol
Cinematography Tommy Marcelino
Screenplay Greg B. Macabenta
Music Ernani Cuenco
Story and Direction Armando Garces
Cast Tito Galla, Eddie Garcia and Alona Alegre (in her first and most daring role)/ Also Starring Amor de Dios, Rosa Rodriguez, Suzanne Carrol, Monette Veloso, Alice Recto, Christine Hoffman, Anna Rosinni and Jenn Gipson/ Co-starring Nanding Tuazon, Edgar Garcia, Greg Guerrero, Ronald Gomez, Romy Nario, Fred Esplana and the SOS Daredevils/ Featuring Roberto talabis, Romy Diaz, Jose Morelos/ with Ric Manrique singing the theme song "Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal"

THE SEVENTIES # 226: SNOOKY (IN THE TITLE ROLE), VON SERNA, MILA OCAMPO, MERCY ORIA, LOU SALVADOR, SR. IN "BULILIT CINDERELLA" (1971)


"Bulilit Cinderella" (1971)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date February 8, 1971/ Dalisay
Story Manolo Hombrebueno
Music Danny Subido
Screenplay and Direction Emmanuel H. Borlaza
Cast Snooky (in the title role), Von Serna, Mila Ocampo, Mercy Oria, Lou Salvador, Jr., Abraham Cruz, Ven Medina and Matiman Cruz/ with Scarlet, Arnold Gamboa/ Featuring Beth Manlongat, Tweeny/ Introducing Eddie Manueg

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