Great films of 6 National Artists


Highspeed asked the opinion of several cinema followers to name the great films of six National Artists (directors) and they came up with this list. Initially, it was really “greatest” films but we eventually settled for “great.” This columnist was part of the very informal selection.

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Poetic, unusual showbiz names


A dear friend from Makati, Benjie Henson, called up to say how much she enjoyed reading Highspeed items on the movies and stars of yesteryear. Her all-time favorite is Susan Roces, “The Face that Refreshes.” And yes, Benjie watches regularly “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” where Susan plays the grandma of Coco Martin.

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Popular names


As they come to mind starting with LORENZO and its nicknames. From Lorenzo comes Enzo – as in Enzo Pineda and Enzo Manzano (son of Edu). Lore Reyes (director) and Renzo Cruz. Renzo was baptized Lawrence Christopher Sonora Cruz (son of Rosemarie Sonora and the late Ricky Belmonte). Outside showbiz he’s called Wowie.

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What’s in a name?


Several friends, among them Danny Dolor, miss the poetic and unusual screen names then… prewar and post war. They say that now screen names – and even titles of movies and TV soaps – are in English. A few in Italian and Spanish. Think “Dolce Amore” and “Pasion de Amor.” As to the English titles, they are too many to enumerate.

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