[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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 immense, 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…
#10 of 12 films in my Adapted Screenplay Challenge (2)
When I was in school, our history books pretty much ignored South America in favor of North America and Europe. I still know very little about regions below the equator, and other than a very brief visit to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico in 2006, I've never traveled to any of the Spanish-speaking countries to the south of my homeland. For that reason, picking up Ernesto "Che" Guevara's "The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey" was a totally fresh adventure for me, promising glimpses of the lands of Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela as well as insights into the formative experiences of one of the world's most famous revolutionaries.…
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.
I don't pretend to know much of anything about Che Guevara, let alone his early days, so I really can't assess what the events of the film did to influence him later in life. However, as a story of two friends who share so much for eight months and then part ways for almost a decade, it's mostly successful, managing to be enthralling and moving. Walter Salles directs and captures the South American landscape as if it were visual poetry, and the montage of all the faces of the people our two men met on their adventure is one of the more touching moments. There does seem to be something in the way of a "unified" South America in this…
I want to travel w gael garcia too
Gael García Bernal is fine as shiiit
Good storytelling, nice acting. I approve.
Film # 12 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 16" Challenge
Task # 12: A movie written in a language you don't speak
At the start of the 1950s, Ernesto “Che” Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado decide to take a trip on their motorcycle, through South America. Both men very young, hungry for adventure, not aware of all the bad in the world. Che kept a ournal on his trip. This journal has been made into a film: “The Motorcycle Diaries”. It a road movie, an adventure film, but also a movie of love. The love for South America, with its beautiful landscapes and colorful citizens. The film is really special, because the main characters isn’t ‘larger than…
A beautiful film. Beautifully written, beautifully shot and beautifully acted. It's woven gracefully and the pacing is incredibly smooth. On a side note, I normally don't enjoy voice overs but every time I heard the narrator's voice pronounce those deliciously well written sentences my heart felt warmer. Gael is, as always, so good that I will just leave it at this: if everything else in the movie was bad (which is far from reality), this film would still be worth watching because he is so magnetic and just so extraordinarily talented. The soundtrack is also delightful and I could listen to it on repeat and never get tired: in the movie it's not overused and fits perfectly with the atmosphere/modd.…
Film #17 of July 2016 Scavenger Hunt
Task #6 : A road-trip movie.
A remarkable film over a brief period of young Che Guevara's life. Sometimes it feels a little dragged out (as in at 30 min. I thought I was halfway over) but in any case, the performances are rich and very much nuanced. The idea of what this young man would one day become is there but it's never there to make it clear especially if you don't know who he is. Beauitful cinematography of South America.
A bit too hagiographic for my taste but overall an okay-ish road movie.
It's about how Che became Che, but there's really not all that much progression. Very simple.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
I have tried to limit this list to proper period dramas (no animated features or alternate histories) and arrange them…