Re-reading Brocka’s famous essay

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Manila Review published Lino Brocka’s “Philippine Movies: Some Problems & Prospects” back in their October 1974 issue. The essay was quite famous for its challenge to film-makers (directors, producers, also cinematographers, editors, actors) to “get over his hang-up about making the Great Filipino Film” that the film-maker should think about “developing the Great Filipino Audience”. After more than four decades, a lot of Brocka’s observation has obviously been made obsolete by the movements of the market, the Cinema-Market, and fields related to it – from production to post-production technologies.
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