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  •  READER COMMENTS

    Reader comments on Small Voices

    Subject: Re: i'm disappointed... really.
    Date: Aug 19, 2005
    Sender: Mark MontemayorPrevious | Next

    you made your point...
    but i dont get your point though, why?
    simply because you don't give in depth observation to a movie.View the movie again(i really suggest that)YOu even wondered why the title was named like that.I've been to that place, we visited after the movie. I brought my college history class there.hmmmmmmm, But even if you don't visit the place. Common sense and sense of Artistry as well would tell you why it was called Mga Munting Tinig!!!
    I could have flunked you if i handled that subject.

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    Response to this comment:
    i'm disappointed... really.

    when we were asked to make a movie analysis as a part of the requirements in our english (Literature) subject on Mga Munting Tinig, i got so excited knowing that it had gathered praises from foregn lands. i hadn't watched it before, so i expected that it would be the best movie i've ever watched after. i expected it to come up, if not as good was better than the movies i'd watched before like 'anak'(top-billed by claudine baretto and vilma santos), 'bata, bata pano ka ginawa' (top-billed by vilma santos and serena dalrymple and carlo aquino) and the likes. but, after watching it, i think i expected too much. if i were to rate it... in fairness to the respected director Mr. Portes, 5/10.
    the movie is not touching, except on the least part where the children sang. and what touches me there was the song. just the song of the children nothing on the screen. u can close ur eyes and hear the song and be touched.
    alessandra de rossi's performance for me is poor. she's not convincing me at all. she cannot move me with her simple lines. i now not wonder why she didn't make it as the best actress for that movie. but what disturbs me is why Mr. Portes chose alessandra to do another movie, the homecoming?
    the story itself has conflicts. why was it named Mga Munting Tinig? according to the synopsis, because the children's little voices was heard on the choral contest. yes, literally, the voices were heard. but, what change does the heard voices made on the rural place of Malawaig, a very poor province which is at the same time rebel-infested. while i was watching, i thought, the conflict of the story is man vs. society, for the villagers of Malawig struggle against poverty(everyone was working including the children), illiteracy(the school, the materials and the teachers) and political change (the rebels' business on the mountains). but the story didn't show how the conflicts was given their own remedies. what happened was, the children sang on the choral contest and won. that was it. the conflict turned out to be, man vs. man. for melinda(the freshly graduate teacher which was played by alessandra de rossi) fought for the consent of the parents letting their children join the contest.
    i think, the story revolved on the contest, not on the theme they wanted to show.
    but still, the contest didn't do any change on the village. only on Mrs. Pantalan (the school principal) she learned to give an amount of money for the children for their snack while practicing.
    and what more? the children were inspired. but that move is not touching. Gela (one of the graduating students who aimed to be a nurse) told his mother that a girl is not only for marrying, housekeeping and child-bearing, she also needs to be educated.
    and also, up to now, im still asking myself: why were the children permitted to join the contest? my father is similar to the father of that one boy, who is not permitted because there are too many works to be done. i cant understand how they were able to convince him. i know men like them are real hard to convince. because my father is like that. the movie didnt show it. why were the children allowed to the practices? how about the excuses and reasons of the parents?

    ah! i don't know! basta, im disappointed by the movie. i think, i should watch "LIFE AS A HOUSE" and "BEFORE AND AFTER" na lang uli. naku po, try nyo! hindi award-winning to, at hindi mga sikat na foreign movies. but they really were touching and moving. after watching them, marerealize mo: "OO NGA. TAMA UNG MESSAGE NG MOVIE". gasgas na rin ang mga themes nila pero iba pa rin ung movie sa iba.

    till here... sana mali ung mga observations ko. but if i were wrong, i think, hindi lang ako ang nagkamali ng observations... marami kami...

    good day!

    God bless!!!






    Comment index:

  • most inspiring movie i've ever watched   from valerie, Nov 16, 2003
  • small voices   from mayen, Jan 5, 2004
  • Re: small voices   from senedy que, May 9, 2004
  • comments on "Mga Munting Tinig"   from Eugenia C. Martin, May 17, 2004
  • Small Voices   from Josh, Aug 12, 2004
  • very enthusiastic   from don, Aug 13, 2004
  • very realistic but powerful movie   from peachy borres, Sep 15, 2004
  • i'm disappointed... really.   from karen, Nov 24, 2004
  • » Re: i'm disappointed... really. «   from Mark Montemayor, Aug 19, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from yvon, Oct 13, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from kate, Oct 14, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from kier, Nov 21, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from Jay-R, Dec 18, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from kriscell, Nov 10, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from , Feb 20, 2007
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from aml, Feb 29, 2008
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from je, Nov 21, 2009
  • about the show   from camille tacazon, Nov 25, 2004
  • Re: about the show   from mona egonia wangca, Jul 5, 2011
  • munting tinig   from benelyn, Dec 28, 2004
  • Not just an ordinary movie!!!   from ain, Mar 18, 2005
  • grabe!!!!! nakakaiyak!!!!   from lovely, Mar 31, 2005
  • comment   from akie, May 3, 2005
  • Aug 19, 2005   from Jucie, Aug 19, 2005
  • great movie   from H, Aug 29, 2005
  • marajaw na salida   from nieva, May 10, 2008
  • My comment.   from kier, Nov 21, 2005
  • Congrate's!   from Jay-R, Dec 17, 2005
  • the movie is sooo great   from aniesa marie joy legarta, Jan 10, 2006
  • grabe   from christian bables, Jan 21, 2006
  • comment   from precious, Jan 31, 2006
  • wow hapet!   from FUckers, Feb 12, 2006
  • Re: wow hapet!   from june, Dec 29, 2007
  • nice movie....   from jholan torres, Jul 20, 2006
  • tinig   from renz castro-millare, Dec 13, 2006
  • munting tinig..   from em0ascii, Jan 14, 2007
  • An Excellent fil or realistic proportions!   from David D'Angelo, Jan 15, 2007
  • small voices   from Beaulahly G. Salazar, Jan 21, 2007
  • nakakaiyak!!!corny!!!   from jefrenv illamor, Jun 19, 2007
  • it's great!!   from rina, Jul 3, 2007
  • galing!!!   from charmaine baylon, Aug 7, 2007
  • great..   from Kassey, Aug 25, 2007
  • [no subject]   from ria, Oct 7, 2007
  • Mga Munting Tinig   from jester sagun, Oct 18, 2007
  • [no subject]   from nancy baltazar, Oct 25, 2007
  • fabulous   from clang2x, Nov 10, 2007
  • munting tinig   from lovella, Nov 23, 2007
  • "Great Movie!!!!!!"   from Betty, Dec 9, 2007
  • Inspirations for Teachers,Parents,Students,Gov't   from Annie M. Omalza, Jan 30, 2008
  • great!   from jbd, Feb 2, 2008
  • Nyz movie   from jenie bona, Feb 13, 2008
  • [no subject]   from joana, Feb 14, 2008
  • [no subject]   from joana lagmay, Feb 14, 2008
  • Explendid!!!!!   from patricia, Jul 17, 2008
  • hello   from lubster, Aug 1, 2008
  • munting tinig   from jr, Aug 6, 2008
  • comment   from hello, Sep 5, 2008
  • [no subject]   from hannah, Oct 1, 2008
  • tungkol sa show   from candy, Oct 25, 2008
  • munting tinig   from zywell, Nov 13, 2008
  • bravo   from dara, Nov 17, 2008
  • A fantastic values educational film to watch   from kRaYcAeN, Dec 6, 2008
  • super beautiful   from john louie, Dec 14, 2008
  • lupet...   from ej, Jan 11, 2009
  • very realistic   from iva, Jan 30, 2009
  • comments   from joybrok, Feb 8, 2009
  • Ang GURO....BOW!   from abbylove72, Feb 12, 2009
  • appreciation   from bee, Feb 17, 2009
  • small voices   from dhoray, Feb 23, 2009
  • inspired   from foxtrot, Mar 17, 2009
  • munting tinig comment   from loida david, Mar 25, 2009
  • a must see movie   from silver yellow, Jul 25, 2009
  • WE MISS IT   from LEONOR ESCALANTE, Aug 17, 2009
  • [no subject]   from sofia, Sep 15, 2009
  • small voices   from jhang, Sep 24, 2009
  • i'm touch...   from baby j, Oct 13, 2009
  • [no subject]   from maryjean Esma, Dec 12, 2010
  • [no subject]   from yes its me, Dec 12, 2010
  • inspired!!!   from kathlene, Jan 12, 2011
  • it is a great example for the teachers   from omelanne, Jan 29, 2011
  • [no subject]   from April Rose Tapio, Jan 29, 2011
  • Wow   from Alvaro Laureano, Mar 20, 2011
  • most inspiring movie i've ever watched   from valerie, Nov 16, 2003
  • small voices   from mayen, Jan 5, 2004
  • Re: small voices   from senedy que, May 9, 2004
  • comments on "Mga Munting Tinig"   from Eugenia C. Martin, May 17, 2004
  • Small Voices   from Josh, Aug 12, 2004
  • very enthusiastic   from don, Aug 13, 2004
  • very realistic but powerful movie   from peachy borres, Sep 15, 2004
  • i'm disappointed... really.   from karen, Nov 24, 2004
  • » Re: i'm disappointed... really. «   from Mark Montemayor, Aug 19, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from yvon, Oct 13, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from kate, Oct 14, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from kier, Nov 21, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from Jay-R, Dec 18, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from kriscell, Nov 10, 2005
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from , Feb 20, 2007
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from aml, Feb 29, 2008
  • Re: i'm disappointed... really.   from je, Nov 21, 2009
  • about the show   from camille tacazon, Nov 25, 2004
  • Re: about the show   from mona egonia wangca, Jul 5, 2011
  • munting tinig   from benelyn, Dec 28, 2004
  • Not just an ordinary movie!!!   from ain, Mar 18, 2005
  • grabe!!!!! nakakaiyak!!!!   from lovely, Mar 31, 2005
  • comment   from akie, May 3, 2005
  • Aug 19, 2005   from Jucie, Aug 19, 2005
  • great movie   from H, Aug 29, 2005
  • marajaw na salida   from nieva, May 10, 2008
  • My comment.   from kier, Nov 21, 2005
  • Congrate's!   from Jay-R, Dec 17, 2005
  • the movie is sooo great   from aniesa marie joy legarta, Jan 10, 2006
  • grabe   from christian bables, Jan 21, 2006
  • comment   from precious, Jan 31, 2006
  • wow hapet!   from FUckers, Feb 12, 2006
  • Re: wow hapet!   from june, Dec 29, 2007
  • nice movie....   from jholan torres, Jul 20, 2006
  • tinig   from renz castro-millare, Dec 13, 2006
  • munting tinig..   from em0ascii, Jan 14, 2007
  • An Excellent fil or realistic proportions!   from David D'Angelo, Jan 15, 2007
  • small voices   from Beaulahly G. Salazar, Jan 21, 2007
  • nakakaiyak!!!corny!!!   from jefrenv illamor, Jun 19, 2007
  • it's great!!   from rina, Jul 3, 2007
  • galing!!!   from charmaine baylon, Aug 7, 2007
  • great..   from Kassey, Aug 25, 2007
  • [no subject]   from ria, Oct 7, 2007
  • Mga Munting Tinig   from jester sagun, Oct 18, 2007
  • [no subject]   from nancy baltazar, Oct 25, 2007
  • fabulous   from clang2x, Nov 10, 2007
  • munting tinig   from lovella, Nov 23, 2007
  • "Great Movie!!!!!!"   from Betty, Dec 9, 2007
  • Inspirations for Teachers,Parents,Students,Gov't   from Annie M. Omalza, Jan 30, 2008
  • great!   from jbd, Feb 2, 2008
  • Nyz movie   from jenie bona, Feb 13, 2008
  • [no subject]   from joana, Feb 14, 2008
  • [no subject]   from joana lagmay, Feb 14, 2008
  • Explendid!!!!!   from patricia, Jul 17, 2008
  • hello   from lubster, Aug 1, 2008
  • munting tinig   from jr, Aug 6, 2008
  • comment   from hello, Sep 5, 2008
  • [no subject]   from hannah, Oct 1, 2008
  • tungkol sa show   from candy, Oct 25, 2008
  • munting tinig   from zywell, Nov 13, 2008
  • bravo   from dara, Nov 17, 2008
  • A fantastic values educational film to watch   from kRaYcAeN, Dec 6, 2008
  • super beautiful   from john louie, Dec 14, 2008
  • lupet...   from ej, Jan 11, 2009
  • very realistic   from iva, Jan 30, 2009
  • comments   from joybrok, Feb 8, 2009
  • Ang GURO....BOW!   from abbylove72, Feb 12, 2009
  • appreciation   from bee, Feb 17, 2009
  • small voices   from dhoray, Feb 23, 2009
  • inspired   from foxtrot, Mar 17, 2009
  • munting tinig comment   from loida david, Mar 25, 2009
  • a must see movie   from silver yellow, Jul 25, 2009
  • WE MISS IT   from LEONOR ESCALANTE, Aug 17, 2009
  • [no subject]   from sofia, Sep 15, 2009
  • small voices   from jhang, Sep 24, 2009
  • i'm touch...   from baby j, Oct 13, 2009
  • [no subject]   from maryjean Esma, Dec 12, 2010
  • [no subject]   from yes its me, Dec 12, 2010
  • inspired!!!   from kathlene, Jan 12, 2011
  • it is a great example for the teachers   from omelanne, Jan 29, 2011
  • [no subject]   from April Rose Tapio, Jan 29, 2011
  • Wow   from Alvaro Laureano, Mar 20, 2011