Monday, April 2, 2012

DE COLORES (1968)


Basic Information: Directed: Armando Garces; Story: Romeo N. Galang; Screenplay: Romeo N. Galang; Cast: Joseph Estrada, Amalia Fuentes, Leopoldo Salcedo, Gloria Romero, Jun Aristorenas, Divina Valencia, Mario Montenegro, Perla Bautista, Anna Gonzales, Eddie Garcia, Mila Ocampo, Paquito Diaz, Von Serna, Eddie Infante, Gil de Leon, Jose De Villa, Jose Vergara, Luis Castro, Vilma Santos; Original Music: Restie Umali; Cinematography: Fortunato Bernardo; Executive producer: Rey Ylag

Plot Description: De Colores, an all-star flick with such superstars as Joseph Estrada, Amalia Fuentes and Gloria Romero. Despite multiple episodic stories of this movie about the “cult/ religious” revival among the elite Catholics, Vilma was in a forgettable episode.

Film Achievement: FAMAS: Best Actor - Eddie Garcia, Best Actress Nomination – Perla Bautista, Best Director Nomination – Armando Garces, Best Picture Nomination

Film Reviews: "...Ipinanganak nga marahil si Ma. Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos sa show business dahil sa pagitan ng taping ng “Larawan..” ay nagkasunod-sunod na ang kanyang mga pelikula...“De Colores” ng Arco-Iris (Marso 30 – April 10, 1968)...hanggang “Young Love” ng VP Enero 1 – 21, 1970) ng lumikha ng rekord sa takilya....Makalipas ang mga tatlong buwan, nakatanggap ng maikling sulat si Mama Santos muka lay G. Agra. Naghahanap ang Sampaguita Picutures ng batang babae na gaganap ng mahalagang papel sa “Anak, Ang Iyong Ina!” at isinali ng amain ang pangalan ni Vi. Hindi puwedeng lumiban si Papa Santos sa pinpasukang government office, at ayaw naman nilang mapahiya ang kamag-anak, kaya napilitan si Mama Santos na humingi ng day=off sa opisina (Aguinaldo’s). Pagdating sa studio, wala si G. Agra at nasa location shooting, ngunit totoong naroroon ang pangalan ni Vi, kaya’t pinapasok sila sa tanggapan. Napadaan sa harapan ni Mama Santos si Bella Flores na dala ang script ng “Trudis Liit.” Nagulumihanan si Mama Santos. Binasa niyang muli ang liham ni G. Agra. Mali yata ang napuntahan nila! Akma niyang tatawagin si Vi na noon ay nkikipaglaro sa iba pang mga bata upang yayain na itong umuwi, nang pumasok sina Mommy Vera, Dr. at Mrs. Perez, at Eddie Garcia. At doon nagsimula ang movie career ni Vi na magpahanggang ngayon ay batbat pa rin ng iba’t ibang panunuri, opinyon at konklusiyon..." - Ched P. Gonzales (READ MORE)

"...De Colores, an all-star flick with such superstars as Joseph Estrada, Amalia Fuentes and Gloria Romero. Despite multiple episodic stories of this movie about the “cult/ religious” revival among the elite Catholics, Vilma was in a forgettable episode. I wasn't sure if she played a rebellious daughter turned good via the Cursillo, and whether she sharred scenes with Ms. Romero. What mattered was the she bumped into her Tita Gloria on the set. More bonding, please..." - Showbiz Pinoy (READ MORE)



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