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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…
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…
"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…
#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.
An unexciting and often infuriating film to anyone who likes to be actively engaged with the the things they watch. The movie is inspiring and enjoyable only if you buy immediately into its premises of a South America oppressed by religion and capitalism, along with the ultimate justifiability of Ché Guevara's actions. A multitude of vignettes come together to paint a picture of an abused South America, but when you remember that this film is about Ché, one of the men directly responsible for the dictatorship still existing in Cuba today, the film loses any luster it may have had. This is a better film for someone who knows nothing about history, and is willing to take it as an…
the world is so big
a beautiful beautiful film/man
These Communists are unreasonable! And hot too!
Che Guevara sure was a cool guy.
Todavía no sé muy bien cómo gestionar el torrente de emociones que me ha producido esta película. Esta fantástica película que narra otra de las muchas historias del gran hombre que fue Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, pero esta vez no hablamos del Che; no hablamos de sus discursos en la ONU, de su campaña por la liberación de Cuba, del hombre que fue al Congo, del guerrillero asesinado en Bolivia a manos de la CIA. Hablamos de un muchacho al que le quedan tres asignaturas para graduarse en medicina. Un chico que sólo conoce lo que ha leído en los libros y que, tan sólo armado con su curiosidad y con ganas de ayudar y aprender, se embarca en…
A dream journey and inspiring film.
Che Guevara has not so much been deified as commodified. In the West the revolutionary quickly became an icon for rebellion, his image to be pinned on our bedroom walls next to Marlon Brando in The Wild One or any long haired rock star – he became a symbol of a lifestyle stance rather than a political challenge: just a commodity in our open economy. (Yet his image can never be fully emptied of political significance and we can take heart that it can still anger the right people, those who would prefer Batista to the Revolution.) Guevara’s Diaries became a bestseller, the human side of the icon – and then there was the movie. It is not true that…
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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