Monday, June 30, 2008

UNPLOTTED, ATMOSPHERIC STORY




10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

JM,

Yung NASHVILLE at KANSAS CITY ni ALTMAN, anong category ba bumabagsak yun ?

Mi recent movie akong napanood, PLONING, si Juday ang producer at lead star. Maganda ang production values at magagaling ang mga kinuhang actor, ang diperensya eh ang script, maraming butas. As a result marami ka tuloy tanong at the end of the movie. Ang tingin ko parang nag ego -trip yung director, and he thought maiintindihan yung mga indulgenes niya ng mga movie-goers. Unfortunately, hindi eh, nainis ako eh. Parang hindi worth yung binayad ko sa movie ticket, ang mahal pa naman ng sine ngayon dito sa Robinson's Cinema...

Auggie

July 3, 2008 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger TheCoolCanadian said...

Auggie:

Lahat ng films ni ALTMAN ay unplotted.

Now I haven't seen PLONING.
I'd have to go to Filipino stores to find this. However, you can actually figure it out by answering some questions about the film:

1. If the character has a clearcut PURPOSE early on, chances are, it is a plotted story. Magkakatalo na lang kung ito ba'y PURPOSE ACCOMPLISHMENT or PURPOSE ABANDONMENT

Kung natupad ang pangarap ng bida, iyan ay purpose accomplishment. Kung hindi natupad or iniwan niya ang kanyang pangarap, iyan ay purpose abandonment.

July 3, 2008 at 11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ang focus eh si Ploning ( Juday), pero yung bata actually na nawala ang dapat i-focus kasi siya ang narrator. Very vague ang mga roles. Si Ploning pala eh mi cottage industry na KASOY CONSERVA, pero vague ang exposition. Vague din ang roles ng various characters. Mabuti pa siguro panoorin mo muna bago mo i-critique dito.Ganoon din yung BATANES, pero medyo madaling maintindihan yun, kaya lang hindi pang sine, dapat pang TV Special lang.

BTW, I just attended a lecture an hour ago from sikat na Spanish Painter na si Senior JUVENAL SANSO. Taga Pamplona, Spain ba siya ?

July 4, 2008 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger TheCoolCanadian said...

Juvenal sanso? I heard of him when I was living in RP. He must be a contemporary of ALCUAS & my Porf in FEU in Humanities, GALO OCAMPO. I'm not sure of Sanso's ethnicity, though.

July 5, 2008 at 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pure Castilian si Senior Sanso. Born in Spain, grew up in the Philippines and lived in Paris. UP FINE ARTS graduate din siya. Professor daw niya si Amorsolo pero hindi siya Social Realist, kundi more of a modern painter. Ang Patron niya ngayon eh si HENRY SY, patriarch of the SM Mall empire. Mag ka-babata daw sila. His latest opus was a mural he made for his pal which is now on display I think at the MALL OF ASIA.

BTW, what's the difference between a Castilian and a Basque ?

July 6, 2008 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger TheCoolCanadian said...

The Basque is the group of people who inhabitedsome parts of north-central Spain and Southwestern France.

They speak both spanish and catalan, because both languages are official in Cataluña.
All the people of Cataluña speak spanish, but all the people don't speak catalan. If you speak in spanish they answer you in spanish.

Spain is divided into 7 autonomies, and each autonomy has its own language (if they have, co-official with spanish of course), its own laws, and its own government.

Catalan is not older than Spanish, they're different languages, which were originated in different regions of Spain at the same time. The only language that is older than all the Spanish languages is Basque, that is a pre-Roman language (It's supposed to be a dialect in Spain before the Roman empire invaded it).

Many Basques are French. My mother was French/Spanish just because my grandfather was french on his mother side and Spanish on his father side.

Though the Basques think of themselves as another group, they're still Spaniards. Like the Quebecois (Franch-Canadians) who want to separate from Canada, the Basque people want to separate from Spain.

July 6, 2008 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Robby Villabona said...

Yung POPEYE movie yata ay plotted...

July 7, 2008 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger TheCoolCanadian said...

RobbyV:

Yung Popeye was intended as unplotted. Pero nagkaroon ng conflict ang producer at si Altman while filming the movie. Dahil sa interference ng producer, kung ilang beses na muntik nang magbuntalan ang dalawa. Sa katapusan, dahil sa kagigiit ng producer, nauwi ang movie as a MULTIPHASE story and became too disjointed. In the end, both ALTMAN and ROBIN WILLIAMS disowned the film altogether.

July 7, 2008 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Robby Villabona said...

JM,

Have you seen THE DARK KNIGHT? Is it a plotted or unplotted story? It seemed to me it was unplotted.

July 17, 2008 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger TheCoolCanadian said...

RobbyV:

I had an advanced ticket for DARK KNIGHT but when I went to the theater, ang haba ng pila. So hindi ako naghintay. I left. I'll watch it after the dust settle. Alam mo bang sa advanced sale ng ticket ay mahigit na isang milyon ang naibenta dito lang sa BC?

Nakipag-sisksikan ka siguro sa pilahan.

July 17, 2008 at 9:11 PM  

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