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…
It’s possibly the most complacent movie ever made about a revolutionary. The movie strains to deal in small gestures, showing how one can be gradually changed by experience, but it continually overplays its hand, resulting in a dumbed-down, almost dogmatic attitude toward the process of personal growth. The last few minutes are especially boneheaded. The black and white shots of the common people always seemed to transform them into an idealization, which seems to goes against the theme of the necessity of life experience. The closing voiceover suggests there’s been no growth at all – just a solidification of already held beliefs. The final three shots are nostalgic nonsense. That all being said, there are two fine lead performances (with several decent supporting turns), some excellent cinematography and a few scenes that manage to hint at what the movie could have been in more capable hands.
The Motorcycle Diaries 2004 (7.8) Argentina | USA | Chile | Peru | Brazil | UK | Germany | France
Che Guevara is one of the most fascinating people to ever walk this planet, and this film does a great job in portraying the young man who would eventually become the world famous revolutionary. I've read about Gael García Bernal's dedicated preparations (including studying Che for six months before filming, and traveling to Cuba to speak with his family), and I really looked forward to his portrayal of the young Che. Luckily, he delivered exactly what I was hoping for, and then some. This is possibly the best performance I've seen from him so far, topping his wonderful efforts in Amores Perros and Y tu mamá también.
Nota = 7
la historia dl che contada en sus años de juventud... una pelicula muy idealista.. y sin duda con mucho contenido politico... unas excelentes actuaciones.... una fotografia hermosa y unas locaciones espectaculares..
Just like the book it's based on, The Motorcycle Diaries does have some flaws in the way it presents its story, but as for everything else, this film is utterly brilliant. It's engrossing, eye opening, moving and full of joy. The final act is brilliant. It most certainly does the book justice and I really really really enjoyed it.
Otra forma de contar una biografía de forma entretenida, de todas formas si no estaba Gael no sé si se hace muy tolerable y sería una más.
Belo Filme. Retrata o inicio da trajetória do Che!
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