Concentrated Nonsense (cinema edition)


Two Articles
March 7, 2009, 12:08 am
Filed under: Articles, philippine cinema

On his blog Noel Vera recently mentioned my writing on local cinema being increasingly infrequent (I would link what he wrote but it included a highly slanderous remark!). It hasn’t been, I’ve actually been writing more frequently than usual, just less of it has appeared online. So for Noel if no one else I’ll post them here slowly.

To start, two articles I wrote for the local magazine Rogue have been published online.
(1) The Letter I Would Love To Read To You In Person (Column)
(2) When Timawa Meets Delgado (Review)

The first is written in the form of a letter, and was the article submitted when commissioned to write about my work in relation to Philippine cinema. It ends with a bit of a litany (according to Teddy Co), on numerous issues in Philippine cinema. An expanded version of this addendum was published in the Philippines Free Press, and I’ll post that version shortly.

The second is a review of the film When Timawa Meets Delgado by Ray Defante Gibraltar (he of the fantastic name), one of the best and most original Filipino films of the past few years. The title used for the article (Nursery Rhyme) wasn’t mine, and the instructions I gave for the use of stills (and effort I put to select and capture them all) in the printed version were not followed. But so it goes…

Articles have been added to the texts online section of this blog. More articles, this time ones written for the Philippines Free Press, to follow…

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the doorman at our mexican hotel was named alexis!

Comment by amir

Really loved the column piece. It not only gave me a sense of hope to write more about things one loves and that is left to be discovered and keep going. And the text message is priceless.

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