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Four outstanding active directors

Four outstanding active directors

National Artists – Gerry de Leon, Bert Avellana, Eddie Romero, Manuel Conde, Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal.

A grateful Juan Rodrigo

Dalawang taon na lang at forty years na sa showbiz ang veteran actor na si Juan Rodrigo.

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Great films of 6 National Artists

Highspeed asked the opinion of several cinema followers to name the great films of six National Artists (directors) and they came up with this list. Initially, it was really “greatest” films but we eventually settled for “great.” This columnist was part of the very informal selection.

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Best actors, actresses of the ’70s and ’80s

Years back, Highspeed and S mag, then published by Aster Amoyo and edited by Joseph Gonzales, conducted polls as to who were the best actors and actresses of the ‘70s and ‘80s.

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To Lav Diaz: Less is more

After “Ang Babaeng Humayo,” director Lav Diaz and actress Charo Santos are collaborating on an OFW film, titled “AngSakaniHenrico” (Henrico’s Farm). Lav is said to have been inspired by his interaction with overseas Filipino workers in Madrid, Frankfurt, Milan, Basel (Switzerland), and Singapore.

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’70s directors: Vanishing breed

A showbiz insider described the directors of the ‘70s as Vanishing Breed. Gone are Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, Joey Gosiengfiao, Mario O’ Hara, Danny Zialcita, Celso Ad Castillo, and Marilou Diaz Abaya. And the latest to go, Gil Portes. Yes, all gone to a stress-free world, where there are no playdates and deadlines to meet.

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