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Movie queens of the ’40s

Movie queens of the ’40s

This columnist was told that young people, even young movie writers, have little idea who reigned as queens in the movies through the years. And so Highspeed is writing about movie queens of the decades past. Some kind of “lessons in cinema history.”

Strictly onscreen

JaDine, LizQueen, and KathNiel are said to be lovers onscreen and offscreen. But much to the disappointment of their many fans, AlDub (Alden Richards and Yaya Dub…or Maine Mendoza) are strictly onscreen lovers.

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2nd golden years of PH cinema (’50s)

Highspeed earlier wrote about the first golden years of Philippine cinema (1936-1941), said to have been forgotten and ignored by some film historians. They considered the ‘50s the first, but actually it’s the second.

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First golden years of PH cinema (1936-1941)

Film historians and authorities, among them the revered Nestor U. Torre, consider 1936 to 1941 the First Golden Years of Philippine Cinema. Yet those years seem to have been forgotten by today’s filmbuffs and cineastes, Perhaps, because many of the films produced during those years are no longer existing, save for three or four.

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2 ‘forgotten’ directors

Agree… so let’s recall for a start two of them, Gregorio Fernandez and Manuel Silos, including their memorable films.

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Filmbios of heroes and PH Presidents

Today, June 12, is Independence Day and so Highspeed suggests filmbios of heroes and noted personalities, especially Philippine Presidents.

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