scenarios inc [5]: last yellow day

Last February 22, Filipinos  commemorated the 24th anniversary of the first EDSA People Power Revolution that ousted strongman Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines, installing Corazon “Cory” Aquino as the new president.

But I think because of the campaign elections happening as of now, color yellow is not as patriotic as before, it is oversell. Yellow just lost it’s spark , it’s patriotic value and historical relevance due to overuse in different self centered intentions. I don’t have grunges on those candidates wearing celebrated color of the 80’s, the truth is I was buying my vote to one of them, until he decided to run for vice president.

Well, that’s not the whole article is about. I just want to share to the younger generation about this film I found from a forum.

Entitled “A Dangerous Life” [Four day revolution-Australia],  a TV movie about the 1986 People Power Revolution in the Philippines directed by Robert Markowitz and written by David Williamson. It was originally released as a six-hour HBO mini-series in the United States and was later edited down as a 162-minute television movie.

The drama focuses on two American journalists caught up in the revolution. Gary Busey stars as an American TV journalist, on the scene when the tempestuous situation in Manila boils over. He puts his own life on the line to get the inside story of the overthrow of the Marcos regime. By its very nature, most of the film had to be shot everywhere but the Philippines.

Sir Ruben Rustia as Ferdinand Marcos. His Portrayal is so life-like, I somewhat syphatized on end of his character.

It’s so surreal to watch an American movie made entirely in the Philippines, with Filipino actors belting out their talents as high end actors, also taking credit on how they deliver their momentous lines in English.

Gary Busey as Tony O' Niel and Dina Bonnevie as Celie Belamo

As far as the movies concern, I praised Ms. Tessie Tomas for her magical portrayal of Imelda Marcos, She defined the term “Imeldefic” very well on the screen.  It is without a doubt, made her as the first Filipina to be nominated at Emmys.

one of Tessie Tomas' speechless sequences---

[Again praises to Ms. Tessie Tomas, not to Imelda Marcos]

Well on my current nature of work, this is the least of what I can do to celebrate the yellow day on my own way.

Film Director Laurice Guillen as the late President Corazon Aquino

Film Director Laurice Guillens as the late President Cory Aquino


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