Essay About Cinema In The Philippines

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According to the (History of Philippine Cinema. (N.D) [Online Article] retrieved from http://www.aenet.org/family/filmhistory.htm) “Filipinos started making movies in 1919. The early years of Philippine film, started from the 1930s, it was a time of discovering film as it was at that time still a new art form. Stories for films came from the theater and popular literature being, as they were, “safe”, with the filmmaker being assured of its appeal. Nationalistic films were also in vogue despite early restrictions on films being too subversive.” However, according to the (Juan Malaya. (2011). [Blog Post] retrieved from http://juanmalaya.tumblr.com/post/6792641006/history-of-cinema-in-the-philippines) “it would be important to know that the film industry in the Philippines began through the initiative of foreign entrepreneurs. Two Swiss entrepreneurs introduced film shows in Manila as early as 1897.” The documentary films showed recent events and natural calamities in Europe. Independent cinema however, began already when the very first movies were made in the country, because the first movies were short films produced by professionals. Even with the rise of mainstream cinema, noncommercial films was continued to be made. Independent films are gaining widespread attention these days. Students, artists, and every day…show more content…
Daroy (2011) said that “Philippine cinema, in short, appears to have reached full circle: it is at the stage of refining and formulating its own conventions and, in the process, getting in close contact with the ferment in the other arts and at the same time, the serious critical attention and concern of people with a broader interest in culture.” It is inevitable; because cinema is an art form, it can no longer remain unnoticed and isolated from the main current of the very ideas that mold the other artistic forms. Neither can it escape from the actuality of social life which, after all, is the primary source of all artistic

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