Saturday, December 5, 2015

Book Review: Heneral Luna - The History Behind the Movie | An Interview with Dr. Vivencio R. Jose, author of The Rise and Fall of Antonio Luna

heneral luna front cover
Heneral Luna front cover

Title: Heneral Luna: The History Behind the Movie
Subtitle: An Interview with , author of The Rise and Fall of Antonio Luna
ISBN: 9789712731426
Publisher: Anvil Publishing, Inc.
Date Published:
Language: English
Genre: Non Fiction, History
Price: 120.00 pesos
Buy it at ff. link: Heneral Luna: History Behind the Movie

(read full review below / click 'Read more' to view full review)

heneral luna back cover
Heneral Luna back cover

heneral luna book spine
Heneral Luna book spine

heneral luna title page
Heneral Luna title page

heneral luna sample page
Heneral Luna sample page

heneral luna end page
Heneral Luna end page

Heneral Luna Book Review

I first watched the film before buying this book for 120.00 pesos at National Bookstore, a local bookstore here in the Philippines. I really appreciate the quality of the film and buying this book is like a souvenir after watching Heneral Luna. If you'd like to read my review of the Heneral Luna film, just follow this link.

This book is like a spoiler to the film. It's a companion guide. The book chronicles the historical events of Antonio Luna's life and additionally, It has an interview excerpt with Dr. Vivencio Jose, author of "The Rise and Fall of Antonio Luna". This book is a guide to help you understand what you don't understand about the story of the film. They're actually selling this first before you watch the Heneral Luna film, but I don't think I agree with that as the book is a sure spoiler.

This movie tie-in book will just make you want to read more of Antonio Luna's life. It's too brief. Fast course. I just wish they reprint / republish "The Rise and Fall of Antonio Luna" book by Dr. Vivencio Jose. The said book contains full accounts of Antonio Luna's life. Note, the said book "Rise and Fall of Antonio Luna" was published in 1972 and reprint several times in the 90s. Still, It's rare to find this book. A true gem.

My rating for this book is: 4.0 / 5.0




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