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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…
"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.
A very calculated feature that works in balance and tonal shift rather abrupt action, but is still a cohesive, if positively idealistic, narrative. It's a fairytale starting point that grows more poignant, even if that also means slowing the film down considerably. The film's second act is almost painstakingly focused, and set in huge contrast to the frenetic first half. In this way, The Motorcycle Diaries is carefree without being insincere, and saccharine in altruism but still thoughtful enough to work. More easily accessible than something like Soderbergh's Che; as it should be while documenting the blossoming years of activism.
I'll approach this film from an apolitical stand-point and any criticisms I make are purely of the character depiction in the film and story.
The film is set in 1951-2, following Che Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado as they travel over 8,000 miles across Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama and Florida, USA. Guevara's background is of a middle class, large family from Argentina with a Spanish heritage, he is far through his medical degree and puts on hold his studies to travel. Guevara is 22-23 and Granado is a full-time chemist at 29-30 years old at the time of the trip. After an initial adrenaline rush when taking off on their trip, Granado continues to be very…
Gael Garcia Bernal I am free. Just so you know I am free anytime just call me please I am free
This film brings out a certain aspect of Che Guevara's early days that I had never heard about. I think this film is quite enlightening, and it really helps you understand Che's early motivations. Gael Garcia Bernal gave a great performance!
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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
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!