Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
The Motorcycle Diaries
Before he changed the world the world changed him.
"The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.
To Latin America, and their heavenly road...
As the narrator says: "I traveled in this tiny America, and I've changed. I've changed!" - This is the America that I know, and this America that the young Che Guevara met, your best friend too, Mial. Both put the road on a bike across America and Walter Salles calls us on a long road for this "exotic world" - and with praise, the motorcycle diaries shows a young heart and adventurous thus a prologue last that will one day be immensely, Che Guevara, and so an accurate portrayal of knowing and knowledge of a road.
What is most ironic, as is life, the producer of this film said, "The Che of The…
"What we had in common - our restlessness, our impassioned spirits, and a love for the open road."
The Motorcycle Diaries is the birth of an iconic character, is a love letter to South America and to his open roads and charismatic characters but above all is the journey of two friends that will last forever.
Walter Salles created an iconic film, that is beautifully shot, Salles took me on a road trip, from Argentina, to Valparaiso-Chile, to Lima-Peru, to the heart and soul of South America Machu Picchu.
The bonding between the characters is heartfelt, you laugh, cry, feel the frustration…
Che Guevara... Where do I start.
Do I start with your face that's on a t-shirt? Do I start with your mysterious praise on every college campus everywhere? Do I start with your ideals that I don't agree with? Do I start with your ideals that I DO agree with?
How about I start with just you. As a man. Not as a larger than life political figure or deity among loads of pseudo-intellectual youngsters. You. I'm looking at you. I'm not a fan of you. But you interest me. For some weird ass reason.
And I guess that's why The Motorcycle Diaries was made in the…
NOW, this is the kind of film that makes you want to pack some clothes and head straight for lands unknown, going wherever the path takes you. I know I felt like heading off for an adventurous journey after I'd watched it.
The Motorcycle Diaries is a film that chronicles the early life of the revolutionary Che guevara, depicting the road trip alongside his loyal friend Alberto that changed his whole view of the world. This was the trip that was to sculpt his ideals and beliefs on politics, economics and a whole host of other issues. It does get a bit slow at times, showing the poverty stricken people Che comes across, but this is only done so that…
There are so many people I know that (or have) want to do a road trip, driving for miles on end on a bike or either in a car. After seeing loads of road movies I myself did a driving trip starting from L.A, Vegas and then a spectacular drive to San Francisco.
This is based on Che's earlier life and shows the kind of adventure he came across from travelling and here this film takes us along that journey.
Some of the views you see in this film are absolutely gorgeous and it's worth watching just for this.
The film itself is very well acted (Gael G Bernal is fantastic as usual) but the pace can can be a bit slow on the way.
Overall, a great watch if you like foreign films.
The Motorcycle Diaries tells the story of Ernesto Guevara, the man who would eventually go on to become the guerrilla commander and revolutionary, Che Guevara, and his 1952 journey, originally by way of motorcycle, across South America with his great friend, Alberto Granado. Throughout the journey Ernesto observes the lives of various social classes of people throughout Latin America, mainly that of the impoverished and the injustices throughout.
We all know about the man, Che Guevara, but not so much of Ernesto Guevara, and Walter Salles' captivating film shows us exactly the type of man he is. Starting out as just a simple medical student trekking his way across Latin America, the events and the people he, along with his…
Interesting film for the historic aspect of it and Bernal and Serna's performances are really good.
Slow and steady.
This movie acts as a wonderful coming of age movie and road movie. But it also acts to capture a period in time in which famed revolutionary Che Guevara had an awkening. The movie focuses on his early twenties when he had the formative experience of traveling across Latin America. In this time he witnesses injustices and he wants to do something about them. Gael Garcia Bernal, a Mexican actor, is very natural in this role and you believe him in the role. You believe his transformation and that's the heart of the movie. Che Guevara is a person who has interested me for quite some time, and although I know this film is dramatized I really loved the insight…
Funny, really interesting!
The first half of the movie tries to build up character through more personal experiences but fails and just ends up being a drag mainly because nothing they do in the first half contributes in any way besides trying to establish some characteristics so we could see the change at the end.
The second half works much better and kind of makes up for it. We finally see the characters go through more challenging experiences and actually develop. But when half of a movie is simply a pointless drag, there isn't much the second half can do to redeem it fully.
Che, and a buddy attempt to ride a Motorcycle through Che's Beloved Latin America.
A well crafted and entertaining travel log through the Heart Land of South America visiting places off the beaten track and encountering rich and diverse characters.
I'm a sucker for a good road trip. The open sky's the winding roads, the wine, and with this an Argentinian perspective on the American stable proved to have just enough theme to keep you satisfied that life does have some meaning.
A truly riveting and mesmerizing drama about the road journey through South America that would shape the young life of pre-revolutionary Che Guevara.
I can't think of a better way to label Diarios de motocicleta than to say that it is an epic road movie. Based on Che Guevara's memoir of the same name, this is a film about the life of a historical figure I feel absolutely no respect for but whose importance and influence, for better or worse, is enormous. In spite of my personal reservations concerning the claims of Che Guevara being a heroic martyr or an admirable fighter for freedom and inequality, I was truly enthralled by this story based on his pre-revolutionary days and I think that rather than being portrayed in a good light, he was portrayed as a human being because, no matter what the real…
The scenery in this film is stunning. The acting is good too. A good example of the journey being more important than the destination.
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