Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Tuesdays

Tuesday Vargas struck me as a down-to-earth person. She was in Dubai for a one-night gig at one of the big hotels here, where there's a mainstay Filipino band.

I didn't go watch the show, just traded ideas with her at the presscon.

Tuesday, a film major from CMC, had some incisive, straight-from-the-shoulders comments about the Philippine movie industry's lethargic state.

She says producers' total devotion to movies that have "mass appeal" (to cater to parochial taste of Filipinos) but little universal theme is one of the reasons why only a few Filipino movies make a name in the international scene.

I'm sure tuesday she trying to fashion herself as a self-declared spokesperson of Manila's showbiz industry. Just speaking her mind.



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