Monday, June 30, 2014

Philippine films, gone to the drain

First of all, forgive me for I have grown up in the times when Philippine cinema means Bernal, Broca, Himala, Koronel… it was a time when Filipino filmmakers are more interested in the art of making a good film and not about how much money will a crap get from witless fans. It was the time where movies are created by artist and not by… Er, I just don’t know what to call them... These business-minded individuals being paid by giant TV networks to give their floating “actors” and “actresses” a “movie” so their fanatic admirers can see them in large movie screens. Yeah, that’s what I think.

So? What happened? What happened to cinematography? To the art of directing, script making? Obviously, they just went down the drain.

One of the reasons they say why Philippine movie is so crappy these days is that no one watch quality films. What? So what happened? Do intelligent movie goers all died and became extinct? We all have crappy shows in TV now a days making the “idiot box” more idiotic, so why are we bringing these garbage on the silver screen? Does these hungry giant TV networks still haven’t had enough of making the Filipinos dumb?

Again, we tend to blame the economy for the situation. They say that if you make quality films, only those UP students will watch it. Lugi ang mga producers (Producers will be losing profit). Ah, so again, it’s all about profit. Create crap and you earn lots of money, quality films and you lose money. So, why create films in the first place? Gagawa nga kayo ng pelikula, eh gagawin nyo rin mga bobo ang mga manonood? (You're going to crate films in the expense of making Filipino movie-goers stupid)... and strange that there are quality foreign films being shown in malls here in Metro Manila. Now, why are people watching these films? I thought you guys just said that only those studying in UP watch quality films?

Also, I just like to remind you that...
The term "Indie Film" (or Independent film) means a professional film production resulting in a feature film that is produced mostly or completely outside of the major film studio system. It doesn't mean "soft gay porn," Ok?

Keep feeding people movie crap and sooner or later we get generations of idiots and zombies walking inside movie houses. This vicious cycle just goes on and on and on… until we re-introduced the public to good, quality films again.

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