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 the local film industry today?

 
SUMMARY
 
- According to our student respondents, their Top 5 films of the post-Martial Law era are:
  #1 - Dekada '70 | Chito Rono | Star Cinema
  #2 - Jose Rizal | Marilou Diaz-Abaya | GMA Films
  #2 - Muro-ami | Marilou Diaz-Abaya | GMA Films
  #4 - Mano Po | Joel Lamangan | Regal Films
  #4 - Tanging Yaman | Laurice Guillen | Star Cinema
  #4 - Anak | Rory Quintos | Star Cinema
* One will see that all of the films that landed on top of the survey are those that were produced during the latter part of the period. Moreover, these films were all made by major film studios: 3 from Star Cinema, 2 from GMA Films, and 1 from Regal Films.
* It is also interesting to note that all of the films above are topbilled by major stars: Two features Cesar Montano as the lead actor, and two has Vilma Santos as the lead actress. The other two films has an all-star cast ensemble.
 
- When asked if the Philippine Cinema is really dying, our respondents were split: 56% said yes, while 44% said no.
- When it comes to the problems of Philippine Cinema, majority of our respondents said that the problem is in the audience. Other problems that were mentioned include the profit-orientedness of film outfits and the lack of quality and creativity of filmmakers.
 

This site was created by the Ishmael Bernal group as a final requirement for their Film 102 class under Mr. G. Dormiendo.