Questions:
1. What are your Top 5 films of the post-Martial Law era (1981-present)?
2. In your opinion, is the Philippine Cinema dying? Why or why not?

3. What do you tink is the main problem of thelocal film industry today?

 
 
Ilaya | 19 | UP Diliman, Film & Audio-Visual Communication

1. (no particular order) "Utang ni Tatang," "Sa Huling Paghihintay," "Bata Bata Paano Ka Ginawa," "Oro Plata Mata," "Ganito Kami Noon Paano Kayo Ngayon," "Dekada '70" (anim pala yun)

2. Opo. Konti na lang ang mga pelikulang ginagawa taun-taon, at sa konting yun ay bilang-bilang ang HINDI kasama sina Maui at ang mga katukayo nyang bold stars na tinatawag ang sarili nilang "artista" daw (na bordering on pornography na) at mga pelikulang pamagat pa lang alam mo na gad ang ending (kumbaga, formula films).
3. Audiences who do not seem to get tired of the usual plots and are not open to unusual, fresh plots. Tinatangkilik pa rin kasi ang mga ganung klaseng pelikula kaya ang mga producers, dahil korteng peso sign na ang mga mata nila, yun at yun pa rin ang ibibigay nila sa mga tao, kasi yun ang kikita. Bakit nga naman sila mangangahas na magpalabas ng isang kakaibang kwento kung malulugi lang rin sila diba? Bulag kasi ang mga Pinoy. Pag hindi Hollywood, pangit.pag wala si Sharon, pangit. Pag hindi gawa ng Star Cinema, pangit. Pangit sila!
 
Julie | 19 | UP Diliman, Journalism

1. "Ora Pronobis," "Oro Plata Mata," "Batch '81," "Dekada '70," "Bayaning 3rd World"

2. Yes. Can't find anything decent in the cinema anymore.
3. Lack of filmmakers with guts.
 
Kit | 18 | UP Diliman, Film & Audio-Visual Communication

1. "Jologs," "Dekada '70," "Batch '81," "Sana Maulit Muli," "Madrasta," "Radyo"

2. The movie industry is not failing but there is information and idea overload-we need new concepts and new packages or treatment to movies. As long as there are blockbusters, the movie industry is not failing.
3. Demand is at the lowest denominator, what the "masa" likes. The makers make "masa" quality movies for profit. Quality films flunk because they are only appreciated by the elite. Movies now are not by art of quality but merely just an important source of escape and diversion of the problematic world. It becomes a hobby, not a highly recommended job.
 
Tin | 18 | UP Diliman, Broadcast Communication

1. "Jose Rizal," "Muro-ami," "Madrasta," "Pagsasamang Kay Ganda Noon at Ngayon," "Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure"

2. Yes, it is dying kasi sobrang dami ng Hollywood films at konti na lang ang intelligent films.
3. The problems lies with the audience.
 
Dohna | 19 | UP Diliman, Film & Audio-Visual Communication

1. "Magnifico," "Mga Munting Tinig," "Dekada '70," "Mano Po," "Tuhog"

2. No, but perverted nga lang. I think that the films produced are demeaning the audience.

3. Too much commercialism and politics. The kind of films produced depend on what the producers want or whoever has the power.

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