Meron akong fifteen movies...

1.The Baby Sitter

I think this is the very first porn I saw. Hindi ko siya makakalimutan dahil isang batalyon yata kami na magkakaibigan nagsiksikan sa isang maruming couch habang excited na pinapanood ang mga nagkakangkangan sa TV. Imporkrita pa ako noon. kunwari pang tinatakpan ko ang mata ko ng kamay ko pero nakabukas naman yung mga daliri. Nang dahil sa movie na ito, napapangisi ako every time na may nagbabanggit ng baby sitter... Wahahaha!

2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

I so fell in love with this movie that I simply refused to get out of the theater. Pagkatapos noon naghanap talaga ako ng libro at hindi tumigil hanggang natapos ko ang Return of the King. I felt like I was Frodo, frail and seemingly helpless, but still pursuing his task to the darkest parts of Mordor.



3. The English Patient

This movie cemented my obsession with Ralph Fiennes (I first saw him in Robert Redford's Quiz). And because I was so obsessed with Ralph Fiennes I started reading the book from where it was based. And because story was set in the 40s and featured some of the music from that era, I started listening to jazz. May isang FM station na nagpapatugtog ng mga standards tuwing Sunday afternoon and from there I started learning about Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Primolevi...



4. Superman 3

Dahil ito ang unang movie na napanood ko.





5. In the Mood for Love

I wasn't impressed when I first saw it but from there on I started watching other Wong Kar Wai movies. I love Wong Kar Wai. Every time I'm depressed I pop in one of his movies. Kahit shot lang ng hagdaan (sa "The Hand"), nagiging romantic na! Ibang klase.




6. Chungking Express

Sabi ko nga fan ako ni Wong Kar Wai at isa ito sa mga paulit-ulit kong pinapanood. Takeshi Kaneshiro at Tony Leung, wala nang iba!




7. Rashomon

In the late 90s, just around the time when cinema was celebrating its 100 years, there was this UHF channel that screened good movies. Duon ko napanood yung The Last Picture Show, Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces at ilang Akira Kurusawa films. But of all the excellent movies I saw, what blew me away the most was Kurusawa's Rashomon. Sabi nga ng isang critic, what was brilliant about it was that even in the end Kurusawa never gave his viewers the real answer as to who the culprit was. His point: There is no absolute truth. Kanya kanya lang yan.




8. 100 Years of Sodom

Seemingly decent people eating shit (with matching spoon and fork and napkins to boot) and kinky sex. Basically it showed me just how far one can put the sickness of the human mind on screen. I thought it was very liberating.





9. Minsan Lang Sila'y Bata

It has been years since I last saw this documentary by Ditsi Carolino but even now I could still remember the kids who talked about the hardships that they have to go through just to go on living. It was a fairly simple documentary. Walang mga artsy-fartsy shots. Just plain interview but boy, the stories of the kids were simply heartbreaking. Nuong pinapanood ko itong docu na ito sa GMA 7 (pre-I-Witness days pa ito), na-realize ko yung power ng documentary.




10. Moral

Ito ang unang Filipino movie na naka-relate ako ng bonggang bonggang. I saw in the four women the stories of my friends. Sabi nga ni Lav Diaz, only the Filipinos can tell their own stories with passion... (actually he was quoting another filmmaker. May sarili daw paraan kung papaano kumantot ang mga Pinoy. Ganun rin daw pagdating sa paggawa ng pelikula. Bongga!)




11. Lost in Translation

Lany and I were supposed to watch this movie in Megamall. I don't remember why I was coming from Makati but we decided to watch it in Ortigas. Nakabili na ako ng ticket at lahat lahat nang sabihin sa akin ni Lany na hindi siya makakapunta. Shet, I was pissed off. I have this phobia of watching a movie alone --- at last full show pa naman --- kasi baka mapagkamalang namimikup. Pero watch pa rin ako and lo and behold I was blown away. I loved how Sofia Coppola was able to tell the story of two sad individuals with such subtlety and grace. Panalo!



12. I Am Cuba

Propaganda movie na co-production ng Cuba at Soviet Union. Pino-promote ang socialism. Pero ang galing ng kwento at ang galing ng pagkaka-direct. Damang dama mo ang suffering ng mga tao.Kung napanood ninyo ang Boogie Nights dito nakuha ni Paul Thomas Anderson yung eksena na bumaba mula sa third floor, nagpunta sa may pool, nag-dive at nag-swimming. Na walang cut. Just one fluid take. Ang lupet!




13. Kimmidora

I swear, I was laughing my ass off from beginning to end. Muntik pa nga akong mapautot eh. Basta Chris Martinez, solb na ako.

14. Tagos ng Dugo

Dahil nuong pinanood ko ito nuong bata pa ako, it made me wonder...





15. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (yung kay Vilma)

Vilmanian ang nanay ko kaya parati kaming nahihila ng kapatid ko nuon sa sinehan para panoorin ang mga pelikula niya. Siempre may Italian movie din ito of the same title pero ang napanood ko yung kay Vilma. Eto yata yung kabit siya ng isang doctor. Ang naaalala ko lang yung love scene sa clinic. Nang dahil kay Dindo Fernando at Vilma Santos, parati akong naku-curious sa mga naka-scrubs... wahahaha

Comments

siratalaga said…
Sa Megamall ko din pinanood yung Lost in Translation, dun na lang ata kasi showing. At, mag-isa lang din ako. But I still love/d it all the same. Feeling ko nga way better na wala akong kasama nung nanood ako. Yung feeling ko kasi paglabas ko ng sinehan, parang I just witnessed something, pardon the term, spiritual. Hirap ipaliwanag, I just had goosebumps all over and was so darn happy kahit kinailangan ko pa siyang sadyain sa Mega. :)
bwisit! said…
korek i think it is best seen alone. i love the pervading melancholia in the movie. sobrang parang si scarlett si sofia even in the way she dresses...
fuchsiaboy said…
mapanood nga yang 100 days of sodom. i'm sure hindi suman ang pinapakain nila sa bata ;)
bwisit! said…
hahaha hay naku panoorin mo!!!! basta pier paolo passolini, pasok sa banga! maloloka ka! with exclamation point! hahaha!

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