Thursday, October 4, 2012

Jose Rizal: Reaction Paper



José Rizal (Film)                                    

                   José Rizal is a 1998 Filipino biographical film of the Philippine national hero José Rizal directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya and starring Cesar Montano as José Rizal.
At the time of its release, it was the most expensive film in the history of Philippine cinema with a budget of over PhP.80 million. The film was an official entry to the 1998 Metro Manila Film Festival. Upon release, the film met a universal critical acclaim.



Cast
Below are the list of actors and actresses seen on the film José Rizal.
Actor/Actress
Role
Joel Torre
Teodora Alonso
Jaime Fabregas
Luis Taviel de Andrade
Monique Wilson
Maria Clara
Archbishop Bernardo Nozaleda, O.P.
Bon Vibar
Alcocer
Tony Mabesa
Alexis Santaren
Olive
Chiqui Xerxes-Burgos
Father Villaclara, S.J.


The Plot
Imprisoned in Fort Santiago under the abusive Spanish colonization, José Rizal (Cesar Montano) was approached by a young uneducated indio asking the importance of education during his life. Meanwhile, in Balintawak, Andrés Bonifacio (Gardo Versoza) and his fellow secret organization of Katipunan, commenced the uprising against the cruel tyranny created by the Spaniards by tearing their cedula as a sign of Spanish slavery.
Soon, a first lieutenant of the Artillery, Luis Taviel de Andrade (Jamie Fabregas), visited Rizal. Taviel de Andrade did not waste time to study carefully Rizal’s case. In just a short period of time, Rizal and Taviel captured each other’s sympathy and eventually became friends as they had usual meetings in Rizal’s cell in Fort Santiago. Taviel was even able to celebrate Christmas with Rizal in the cell where they drank and sang together.
After Christmas, Rizal was sent to Royal Audiencia (the colonial court of appeal) to hear the trial against him. Soon after, the magistrates decided to condemn him under firing squad on the 30th of the morning in Luneta.
At the night before the execution, Rizal hallucinates, seeing his alter ego-protagonist Simoun of his novel El Filibusterismo tempting the author to change the climax of the story.
On the morning of the execution, his kin received a small alcohol stove (not a gas lamp as commonly portrayed) from his cell containing the last poem "Mi Ultimo Adios." Stopping at the place of execution facing the rising sun, Rizal asked the authorities for a last request as he faces the firing squad but the request is denied. Calm and without haste, he changed his request to save his head during execution. At the moment the shooting squad points at his back, he readily uttered his final words: Consummatum est. (It is done.)
After the execution, members of the Katipunan successfully seized the Spaniards' weapons and horses and soon after, Katipuneros of many filipino provinces in war continued to battle, leaving Rizal's legacy in their minds and hearts.






JOSE RIZAL


Jose Protacio Mercado Alonzo y Realonda Rizal (June 19, 1861 – Dec 30, 1896) Is most venerated and acclaimed patriot in the Philippines recognized for his unselfish contribution in the historical and social transformation in the country, he is one of the National heroes of the Philippines together with Andres Bonifacio. He also writes El Filibusterismo and Noli me Tangere. Rizal as a child was a lover of a Literature arts and wrote a poem named “Ang aking mga kabata” . Rizal was born from wealthy Family in Calamba, Laguna and Seventh of eleven children of Francisco engracio Rizal and Teodora Alonzo Realonda de Quintos. Rizal had a Spanish and Japanese Ancestors. The grandfather and father of Teodora was a Half Spaniard engineer named Lorenzo Alberto Alonzo. His maternal great-great-grandfather was Eugenio Ursua, a descendant of Japanese settlers.

Before he enrolled in Ateneo Municipal de Manila, Paciano Rizal advice Rizal dropped the last three names to make up his full name as “Jose Protasio Rizal”. Rizal writes “My family never paid much attention [to our second surname Rizal], but now I had to use it, thus giving me the appearance of an illegitimate child”
Rizal first study under Justiniano Aquino Cruz in Binan, Laguna. Before he sent in manila he take entrance examination in Colegio de San Juan de Letran and at age 11, He enrolled at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila (now Ateneo de Manila), earn a Bachelor of Arts diploma and studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, he continued his studies of medicine in Universidad Central de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, earning the degree of Licentiate in Medicine, make him eligible to practice medicine. He also attended the University of Paris and earned and second doctorate at the University of Heidelberg. The 25 year-old Rizal he finished eye specialization in 1887 under professor Otto Becker.
By 1896 he was arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona. He was sent back to manila to stand in trial and imprisoned in Fort Santiago by issued a manifesto. And sentence in death by court martial by Rebillion, sedition and conspiracy.
At December 30, 1896 before his execution by the squad of Filipino soldier of Spanish, a backup force of regular Spanish army stood ready to shoot before he was shot he requested to be shot in looking at the shooter and without a blindfold but they disagree but they agree on without a blindfold. Before be shot he shout his last word “consummatum est” (“it is finished)
He was secretly buried in Paco cemetery in Manila with no identification on his grave but they mark the site with “RPJ” his initials in reverse..


“He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish”
                                -Jose Rizal
              - This quotes means if we use our own language to communicate with the same Filipino we will understand what we talk and to share. But we use other language to communicate to other countries to share ideas and talk to them.
While a people preserves its language; it preserves the marks of liberty. 
                    -Jose Rizal 
                -As we preserves our own nationalism we also preserves our dignity being a Filipino in a pure heart.


If Rizal is still lives in our generation, he will sure that all Filipino has an inspiration like him by being learning knowledge is everything that all of Filipino was educated even in they are poor he will also not teach but to understand what is being a Nationalism and loving our own language. Rizal is the hero that are brave fight in everything even for his life and work, in the film I watch he said that we do not need to blood to be shed, we can fight them with our knowledge and showing that we are equal to them. I think if he is now here in our generation maybe we Filipino are not like this even in our problem what we experience today..



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