Direk: Essays on Filipino Filmmakers, Paperback/Clodualdo del Mundo Jr
Description Direk , a collection of essays on Filipino filmmakers, presents an accessible and provocative introduction to Philippine cinema. Notable Filipino critics write on the canonical Filipino film directors: Ronald Baytan on Ishmael Bernal; Patrick F. Campos on Kidlat Tahimik; Clodualdo Del Mundo, Jr. on Manuel Silos, Eddie Romero, and Lamberto Avellana; Vicente Garcia Groyon on Peque Gallaga; Shirley O. Lua on Fernando Poe, Jr.; Gil Quito on Marilou Diaz-Abaya and Lav Diaz; Anne Frances N. Sangil on Mike de Leon; and more. A compelling work, the first of its kind, it is filled with insight and critical provocation. The work is essential reading for all who are interested in film making in all its multiple aspects, and provides hitherto unavailable information on Philippine filmmakers and cinema. About the Author A filmmaker, Clodualdo del Mundo, Jr. is a critical figure in Philippine cinema and also Professor Emeritus of Communications at De La Salle University, Manila, where Shirley O. Lua is Associate Professor of Literature.