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[[caption-width-right:350:Promotional still from ''Ang Larawan'', the 2017 Tagalog film version.[[note]]Starring (L-R): Paulo Avelino as Tony Javier, and Rachel Alejandro & Joanna Ampil respectively as Paula & Candida Marasigan.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Promotional still from [[caption-width-right:350:some caption text]]Posters for the two main film adaptations: (L) ''Ang Larawan'', the 2017 Tagalog film version, and (R) the same-titled, 1965 English version.[[note]]Starring (L-R): Paulo Avelino as Tony Javier, and Rachel Alejandro & Joanna Ampil respectively as Paula & Candida Marasigan.[[/note]]]]

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* GorgeousPeriodDress: Especially true for more recent productions like the 2017 film. It's a perfect excuse for the cast to don ornate, gauzy ''ternos'' (Catholic-lowlander Filipiniana dresses with shawls), respectable ''barong Tagalogs'' (embroidered untucked shirts), and snazzy, light-hued sharkskin suits.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: The original play opened in TheFifties, and the first film version came out in 1965, both depicting a not-so-distant past in 1941. Subsequent adaptations are more firmly into the realm of PeriodPiece.


* MajoredInWesternHypocrisy: It's no surprise that Don Lorenzo studied in Europe in his youth, in the 1890s, before the Philippine Revolution (crossing paths explicitly with RealLife master artist Juan Luna. It would've been common for the Hispanicised, elite, ''ilustrado'' (intellectual; literally, "enlightened") class to which he belongs.

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* MajoredInWesternHypocrisy: It's no surprise that Don Lorenzo studied in Europe in his youth, in the 1890s, before the Philippine Revolution (crossing paths explicitly with RealLife master artist Juan Luna.Luna). It would've been common for the Hispanicised, elite, ''ilustrado'' (intellectual; literally, "enlightened") class to which he belongs.

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* MajoredInWesternHypocrisy: It's no surprise that Don Lorenzo studied in Europe in his youth, in the 1890s, before the Philippine Revolution (crossing paths explicitly with RealLife master artist Juan Luna. It would've been common for the Hispanicised, elite, ''ilustrado'' (intellectual; literally, "enlightened") class to which he belongs.


* RomanticismVsEnlightenment: In its own way, the play fights on the side of Romanticism, with its extolment of the way things used to be, before the war's physical—but also cultural, social, and moral—devastation.

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* RomanticismVsEnlightenment: RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: In its own way, the play fights on the side of Romanticism, with its extolment of the way things used to be, before the war's physical—but also cultural, social, and moral—devastation.


* CitadelCity: Intramuros. And yet the tragic ForegoneConclusion is that the walls will do absolutely jack shit to protect the city's colonial splendour from airborne American bombardment and Japanese house-to-house fighting towards the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. [[note]]The citadel walls weren't significantly repaired until TheSeventies at least, and even today a lot of the beautiful old churches and buildings that used to occupy Intramuros have been left as ruins, or have been replaced either by slum areas or by more modern buildings, many of which are nondescript, ill-proportioned, or poorly designed. There are exceptions though—the Ayuntamiento, or old Legislative Hall, was rebuilt with reasonable accuracy, at least on the outside, after enduring over sixty years as a car park. It now houses the Philippine Bureau of the Treasury.[[/note]]

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* CitadelCity: Intramuros. And yet the tragic ForegoneConclusion is that the walls will do absolutely jack shit to protect the city's colonial splendour from airborne American bombardment and Japanese house-to-house fighting towards the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. [[note]]The citadel walls weren't significantly repaired until TheSeventies at least, and even today a lot of the beautiful old churches and buildings that used to occupy Intramuros have been left as ruins, or have been replaced either by slum areas or by more modern buildings, many of which are nondescript, ill-proportioned, or poorly designed.designed, or simply out of place. There are exceptions though—the Ayuntamiento, or old Legislative Hall, was rebuilt with reasonable accuracy, at least on the outside, after enduring over sixty years as a car park. It now houses the Philippine Bureau of the Treasury.[[/note]]


* RoleReprisal: Rachel Alejandro first played Paula in the initial 1997 staging of ''Ang Larawan''. Twenty years later she returns to play the same role onscreen. The book compilation of the original English play, along with both ''Ang Larawan'' stage and screen versions, notes that Rachel was rather too young for the role of Paula in 1997, but by the time of the movie, she is now closer to Paula's age.


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* NostalgiaFilterTheMoralSubstitute: The producers of the 2017 film adaptation touted this as such in comparison to the numerous [[RomanticComedy rom-coms]] and horror movies being churned out by mainstream film studios.
* NostalgiaFilter: Since it portrayed a bygone period just before the Japanese invaded the country.

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* TheFilmOfThePlay: Both 1965 and 2017 films to the original 1950s play; the latter is also this with respect to the 1997 majority-Tagalog musical.


* PeriodPiece: At the time it was first written, the play wasn't set in the distant past, less than a decade separating time setting from publication—but the war's wanton destruction to body and soul upended so much of Filipino life, culture and society in such enormous and irreversible ways, that even as early as 1950, it's likely the GenteelInterbellumSetting before 1942 suddenly felt like a very distant and different era altogether.

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* PeriodPiece: At the time it was first written, the play wasn't set in the distant past, less than a decade separating time setting from publication—but the war's wanton destruction to body body, soul, and soul environment upended so much of Filipino life, culture and society in such enormous and irreversible ways, that even as early as 1950, it's likely the GenteelInterbellumSetting before 1942 suddenly felt like a very distant and different era altogether.altogether. Certainly it ''looked'' very different physically after all the notable buildings were burned down or shelled into oblivion.


* AerithAndBob: With all characters being Filipino nationals, all the names are some derivative of Western—primarily either Spanish or English—but there are a mix of names still in use today (Paula, Lorenzo, Tony, Susan, Violet, Elsa, Patsy, Charlie, Pete, Eddie, Cora), and some more outdated names (Candida, Perico, Aristeo, Alvaro—which also double as {{Preppy Name}}s). Some of the names mentioned, while also Western-based, are likely uniquely Filipino nicknames (Bitoy, Pepang, Loleng, Upeng).



* CitadelCity: Intramuros. And yet the tragic ForegoneConclusion is that the walls will do absolutely jack shit to protect the city's colonial splendour from airborne American bombardment and Japanese house-to-house fighting towards the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. [[note]]The citadel walls weren't significantly repaired until TheSeventies at least, and even today a lot of the beautiful old churches and buildings that used to occupy Intramuros have been left as ruins, or have been replaced either by slum areas or by more modern buildings, many of which are nondescript, ill-proportioned, or poorly designed. There are exceptions though—the Ayuntamiento, or old Legislative Hall, was rebuilt with reasonable accuracy after enduring over sixty years as a car park. It now houses the Philippine Bureau of the Treasury.[[/note]]

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* CitadelCity: Intramuros. And yet the tragic ForegoneConclusion is that the walls will do absolutely jack shit to protect the city's colonial splendour from airborne American bombardment and Japanese house-to-house fighting towards the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. [[note]]The citadel walls weren't significantly repaired until TheSeventies at least, and even today a lot of the beautiful old churches and buildings that used to occupy Intramuros have been left as ruins, or have been replaced either by slum areas or by more modern buildings, many of which are nondescript, ill-proportioned, or poorly designed. There are exceptions though—the Ayuntamiento, or old Legislative Hall, was rebuilt with reasonable accuracy accuracy, at least on the outside, after enduring over sixty years as a car park. It now houses the Philippine Bureau of the Treasury.[[/note]]


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* MeltingPotNomenclature / AerithAndBob: With all characters being Filipino nationals, all the names are some derivative of Western—primarily either Spanish or English—but there are a mix of names still in use today (Paula, Lorenzo, Tony, Susan, Violet, Elsa, Patsy, Charlie, Pete, Eddie, Cora), and some more outdated names (Candida, Perico, Aristeo, Alvaro—which also double as {{Preppy Name}}s). Some of the names mentioned, while also Western-based, are likely uniquely Filipino nicknames (Bitoy, Pepang, Loleng, Upeng).

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* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: The peppering of Latin phrases by both the Marasigans and many of their high-society friends (the page quote is provided by Senator Don Perico) only serves to highlight the extensive quality education available to most of their circle, which often included studies abroad—most often in Europe, as was common in the privileged ''ilustrado'', or intellectual, class.

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