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2 ‘forgotten’ directors

2 ‘forgotten’ directors

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

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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‘The Durables’

The late Romeo Vasquez came from a noted clan in Tayabas and nearby Quezon towns: Alandy and Sumilang. He was once urged to run for mayor but he declined. Politics was not for him.

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The revered cinema authority Nestor U. Torre has pointed out that Philippine cinema has four and not only three golden ages. Overlooked by many cineastes is the first golden stage, the ‘30s, which produced many outstanding films, directors, and actors.

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At 80-plus, they are still active in showbiz. Glo’s in GMA’s “Meant to Be.” Eddie’s in ABS-CBN’s “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” Anita’s in the movie “Tatlong Bibe.”

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Lolit and other drama greats

The death of Lolita Rodriguez in California is felt by all those who love drama movies. In the ’50s at Sampaguita Pictures, Lolit formed a triumvirate with two other drama greats, Rita Gomez and Marlene Dauden.

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