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Pinoy Movies are Reflections of the Filipino Soul and Culture

Pinoy movies are not simply for entertainment; it's a reflection of the Filipino culture and these movies also help shape up the identity and help shape further the culture of the Filipinos.

In Pinoy movies, one testament to the influence and the impact of these movies can be seen after the movie has been released.

There will be times when the themes of the movies can re-sound years right after the Pinoy movie has been released. And yes, these Pinoy movies will be known too for its classic lines that still resound up to this time decades after the movie was released for public consumption.

Here is a list of the sampling of some of the best and classic lines and dialogues from classic Pinoy movies:

. 'Para kang karinderyang bukas para sa lahat ng gusting kumain'! ( You are like an eatery that is always open to those who wants to eat!)

. You're nothing but a second-rate trying hard copy cat! This is the dialogue said by great Filipino actress Cherie Gil for the movie 'Bituing Walang Ningning which was released in 1985. This scene midway into the movie is known by almost all Filipino moviegoers and may go in history as one of the classic in the classic Filipino movie lines.

. 'Walang himala! Ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao! Nasa puso nating lahat! This line is from Nora Aunor, in the pivotal scene from the movie by Lino Brocka.

. 'Ayoko ng tinatapakan ako. Ayoko ng masikip, ayoko ng mabaho, ayoko ng walang tubig, ayoko ng walang pagkain, ayoko ng putik! This was said by Maricel Soriano in that famous 1980s movie, 'Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit'.

And here is one classic and ridiculous line that goes down in history and the books:

. 'Oo, inaamin ko, saging lang kami. Pero maghanap ka ng puno sa buong Pilipinas, saging lang ang may puso! Saging lang ang may puso! This was from the movie 'Apoy sa Dibdib ng Samar' which starred Mark Lapid. This movie was a flop but this line from the movie coming from mark Lapid has become a cult favorite.

These dialogues and comments from these many movies are far cry from the first movies that was released in the country. Of course, the first movie that was released in the Philippines was without sound. The first film that was produced by a Filipino was 'Dalagang Bukid' and this was released in 1919. This movie was made by Jose Nepomoceno. The first sound film that was released in the country in Tagalog is the 'Ang Aswang' and this was released in 1930. This movie centered on a Philippine folklore. In the Second World War, the Philippine cinema was used as a propaganda tool, and directors are commissioned to make propaganda movies. By the 1950s the Philippine cinema reached what observers say as the first golden age of Philippine Cinema. This was the time when the big studios- all four of them created good movies that have lasting impression.

The list of four major studios includes:

. LVN Pictures
. Sampaguita Picture
. Premiere Productions
. Lebran International

These major studios were at the height of their power and their influence and the movies are crafted by well-known directors of that time. And this was the time too when the Philippine movie industry is making around 350 movies per year. And if observers are going to note the current production of movies this time, then they will be surprised to note that the movie production has gone down big time. The 1960s was a different decade for Pinoy movies.

If the 1950s is the decade of great and golden movies, then the movies that were produced during the 1960s are of the different side. The movies of the 1960s are characterized by the bomba pictures. This was the decade as well when the industry resorted to spin-offs, like a James Bond spin-off. And more importantly, this was the time when the musical movies come to an end, and these types of movies were produced by Sampaguita Pictures. The 1970s was the time when the Pinoy movies get back to its feet as this was considered as the second golden age of Philippine cinema.




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