The Cinema of Manuel Conde
The book “The Cinema of Manuel Conde” written by Nicanor G. Tiongson traces the artist’s life and works as a film director, writer, actor, and producer, through the 40 films he created from 1940 to 1974. It depicts his humble beginnings in Daet, Camarines Norte, his apprenticeship in Filippine Films, and his first directorial stint in LVN Pictures (1940-1942). It chronicles and assesses Conde’s contributions to Filipino national cinema through films that embodied Filipino cultural history, depicted and critiqued local customs and traditions, foregrounded and examined contemporary political and social issues, employed but innovated on the commercial genres of his time, and opened Filipino cinema to the world.
University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, Philippines
Hardcover / 11 x 8.5 inches / 280 pages / BW, Color