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10 Hugot Lines from “Heneral Luna” and Why Are They Important

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jeanh, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Please or Register to view links has been making waves when it premiered on September 9–and when it extended its run to more than two weeks (here’s to hoping for more). Now, the spotlight’s on the môviê more than ever, as it has been announced that Please or Register to view links, under the foreign-language category. How awesome is that?

    Screencap from Heneral Luna courtesy of Artikulo Uno Productions courtesy of Please or Register to view links/ Please or Register to view links

    The historical biopic revolves around the fiercely passionate General Antonio Luna and his quest for Philippine independence, when nasty politicking was rife and the Americans were taking over the country. It has received much acclaim from audiences all over the country, prompting theaters to extend its initial limited run.

    More than just putting the spotlight on Gen. Luna himself, the film confronts us with hard-hitting questions about what it means to be a Filipino. The môviê is abundant with hugot lines that make us reflect on who we are as a nation, and here are some of them:

    1. Luna: “Negosyo o kalayaan?”

    2. Luna: “Bayan o sarili, pumili ka!”

    3. Joven: “Ganyan naman po ang mga Pilipino, palaging inuuna ang pamilya.”
    Luna: “At ‘yan din ang sakit natin. Kaya nating magbuwis ng buhay para sa pamilya, pero para sa isang prinsipyong makabayan?”

    4. Luna: “May mas malaki tayong kalaban sa mga Amerikano–ang ating sarili.”

    5. Luna: “Malaking trabaho ang ipagkaisa ang bansang watak-watak, Joven.”

    6. Luna: “Kalaban ang kalaban. Kalaban ang kakampi, nakakapagod.”

    7. Luna: “Mas madali pang pagkasunduin ang langit at lupa kaysa dalawang Pilipino tungkol
    sa kahit na anong bagay.”

    8. Paco: “Handang magtapon ng dugo ang totoong makabayan. Hindi pagdurusa ang pagdaan sa napakatinding pasakit. Para kang tumanggap ng basbas, parang pag-ibig.”

    9. Luna: “Ang taong may damdamin ay hindi alipin.”

    10. Isabel: “Wala na tayong panahon sa mga bagay na hindi natin kayang panindigan.”

    These hugot lines all hit close to home, especially since the political problems at that time are still apparent today. At the end, the film ultimately confronts our notion of nationalism: Who are we as a nation? Why do the same societal ills continue to plague us until now? What are we doing about it? It makes us ask the hard questions that we might be even afraid to answer. The good thing about it is that it has opened a venue to openly discuss these things and–to eventually act on them.
  2. LUNA: Nauubusan na ako ng ingles. Arestuhin na nga yan!

    LUNA: Walang nakakaangat sa batas, kahit pa presidente.
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  3. ikaw na yung nanuod nyan..hahaha
  4. XQZme

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    mukhang another interesting môviê to watch for ha. bihira lang ako manood kasi ng local môviês, thanks ts
  5. LUNA: Sinulot ni Jose Rizal GF ko, yun tuloy nauna siyang namatay sakin ahead siya ng 3 years. bleh :wtf:
  6. hahahaha
  7. Thanks for sharing :)
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