Eddie Romero  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Eddie Romero (July 7, 1924 - May 28, 2013) was an influential Filipino film director, film producer and screenwriter, considered one of the finest in the Cinema of the Philippines. Romero was named National Artist of the Philippines in 2003.

His career spans three generations of filmmakers. His 1976 film Ganito Kami Noon…Paano Kayo Ngayon?, set at the turn of the 20th century during the revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, follows a naïve peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community.

Agila situates a family’s story against the backdrop of the country’s history.

Kamakalawa explores the folklore of prehistoric Philippines.

Banta ng Kahapon, his 'small' political film, is set against the turmoil of the late 1960s, tracing the connection of the underworld to the corrupt halls of politics.

His 13-part series of Noli Me Tangere brings Philippine national hero José Rizal's novel to a new generation of viewers.

Romero's films, the National Artist citation states, "are delivered in an utterly simple style – minimalist, but never empty, always calculated, precise and functional, but never predictable."

Quentin Tarantino has drawn upon Romero's film Twilight People as an inspiration for his "grindhouse" homages.

Married to Carol Gonzalez, Romero was for a time the partner of actress Mila del Sol.



Director - filmography


Writer - filmography

  • Si, si, señorito (1947)
  • Paloma, La (1947)
  • Kamay ng Diyos, Ang (1947)
  • Kaaway ng bayan (1947)
  • Hele hele bago quiere (1947)
  • Sipag ay yaman (1949)
  • Milagro ng birhen ng mga rosas (1949)
  • Camelia (1949)
  • Batalyon trece (1949)
  • Buhay alamang (1952) (screenplay)
  • The Scavengers (1959)
  • Lost Battalion (1961)
  • Cavalry Command (1963) ... aka The Day of the Trumpet
  • Intramuros (1964) ... aka The Walls of Hell
  • The Ravagers (1965) ... aka Hanggang may kalaban (Philippines: Tagalog title) Moro Witch Doctor (1964)
  • The Passionate Strangers (1966) (screenplay)
  • Manila, Open City (1968)
  • Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)
  • Beast of Blood (1971) ... aka Beast of the Dead (USA: TV title) ... aka Blood Devils (UK) ... aka Horrors of Blood Island ... aka Return to the Horrors of Blood Island
  • The Twilight People (1973) ... aka Beasts ... aka Island of the Twilight People
  • Ganito kami noon, paano kayo ngayon (1976) (screenplay)
  • Sinong kapiling? Sinong kasiping? (1977)
  • Banta ng kahapon (1977)
  • Durugin si Totoy Bato (1979) (screenplay)
  • Agila (1979) (screenplay)
  • Kamakalawa (1981)
  • Padrino, Ang (1985) (screenplay)
  • Hari sa hari, lahi sa lahi (1987) ... aka King and Emperor (International: English title)


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