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A Brief Announcement.

Berkeley, July 2006.

Readers who know me only through this blog (and there aren’t that many readers anyhow) may be interested in my old blog, The Wily Filipino, which I’ve just imported into WordPress. Almost all of my movie-related entries have been imported into film, eyeballs, brain, with the exception of those that generated some interesting comments — basically because I didn’t want to delete the discussion that followed. (They all happen to be about Filipino and Filipino American works: Gene Cajayon’s The Debut, Ian Ganazon and Neill dela Llana‚Äôs Cavite, and Ramona Diaz’s Imelda.)

I also have a surprisingly popular entry from 2006 on the Filipino director Rico Gutierrez, entitled My Cousin, the Pornographer.

And finally, a couple more shameless plugs. My second book, Pinoy Capital: The Filipino Nation in Daly City, has just been published by Temple University Press. It’s not about movies at all — if anything, my first book, Displaying Filipinos: Photography and Colonialism in Early 20th-Century Philippines, had a little more to do with visuality — but there is a brief sociological discussion of Efren Jarlego’s Home Sic Home and Olivia Lamasan’s Sana Maulit Muli, and the contradictions within these depictions of Filipino immigrant success.

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