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Mike de Leon pays tribute to LVN Studios via ‘Citizen Jake’

Mike de Leon pays tribute to LVN Studios via ‘Citizen Jake’

SEVENTEEN years bago muling gumawa ng pelikula ang award-winning film director na si Mike de Leon (huli pa nitong obra ay ang “Bayaning 3rd World” na pinalabas noong 2000), nakilala si Direk Mike dahil sa mga obra niya noong Golden Age of Philippine Cinema noong ‘70s and ‘80s na “Kisapmata,” “Kakaba-kaba Ka Ba?,” “Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising,” “Batch ’81” at “Sister Stella L.”

Nora as National Artist: Hopefully, this time

The nominations for National Artists are open… but Nora Aunor is automatically included on the list of nominees. After all, she’s passed the rigid screening of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and National Commission for Culture and the Arts a few years back.

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’80s directors

Readers react to Highspeed’s piece on June 17, headlined ‘70s directors: Vanishing breed. Yes, many are gone, but they remind still around are Mike de Leon, Romy Suzara, Robert Arevalo, Lupita A. Kashiwahara, Elwood Perez, among others.

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Rep. Vilma’s very first job in Congress

“Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama

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Second (but best) choices

Years back, when Angel Locsin was GMA queen, she was supposed to star in the Tagalized version of Mexican telenovela “Marimar.” Marian Rivera, then languishing in so-so roles in GMA’s shows, took over the title role in “Marimar.” Angel left GMA and transferred to ABS-CBN.

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Last year, Highspeed wished that Mike de Leon would make a directoral comeback…sooner than later. Wish granted.

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