Despite of the decline and struggle of the Philippines Film Industry. Directors produced movies such as “Huwag Mo Akong Limutin”, “Kadenang Putik”, and “Dolpinger” based from American movie “Goldfinger”.
Period in Time
Implication to Philippines Art Education
Evidence of the influence
Young idealistic directors like Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal
Films as venue for social consciousness amidst political unrest.
A new “Film as Art” movement emerged as most proponents had strong roots in the academe and performing arts.
Despite the oppression and censorship of the ruling regime.
A good number of classics were produced in this decade (Insiang, Jaguar, Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos, etc)
The content was deep and the quality was superior, aimed at attacking the conjugal dictatorship.
Film produced like Regal and Viva Films
Directors like Brocka and Bernal who were later joined by women.
Directors like Laurice Guillen and Marilou Diaz-Abaya
The film making scene was married by ambivalence serious directors often compromised artistic concerns for commercial consideration.
According to Ricky Lee, art audience and cinema should not be separate, should be merged as one.
Do commercial films, but communicate what you know about the world in an artistic manner that shows substance and craftsmanship.
“Film education” which only used to be incorporated in Mass Communication and Fine Arts courses formally began a full degree program in film. Providing comprehensive and intensive training in film based on a broad general-education program.
Mainstream cinema produced artistic and commercial successes like “Himala” and “city after Dark” making the last 2 decades the “Second Golden Age of Philippine Cinema”.
TV production turn to film making.
Rise of “Low Quality Film (Pito-Pito Film, “Massacre” genre)
Filmmaking as an art takes a nosedive as the 90s is known as “The Decade of Dying Cinema”.
Commercialism further rules the decade as the industry tries to overcome various obstacle.
The Births of “Independent Film Making” starts in the late 1990s, created by filmmakers closely linked to the academe.
Early indie films does not tell a story but conveys a concept experiment visual elements or documentaries for schools.
Rising costs of film production exorbitant taxes, competition from Hollywood blockbusters, the Asian Film Crisis, strict censorship, rise of piracy and cable television almost caused the demise of Philippine Cinema