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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 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…
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…
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…
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…
Gael García Bernal is sure a compelling actor - I everything I see him in, he is great.
This film, the pre-revolutionary story of Che Guevara, looks good and paints and interesting picture of an historic figure I knew nothing about.
Travel is all about discovery, self and otherwise. It inspires and also opens the heart and mind to new ideas.
This film encapsulates these notions with a poetic beauty as two friends explore South America in the 1950s.
Original Title: Diarios De Motocicleta
"What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems split in two; melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land."
Beautifully made, and I'm never going to fault it for its romanticism even if it deserves it.
I was moved by this movie, but looking back on it, it feels a little bit hollow. Bernal plays his role with such earnestness and charisma that I found his transformation inspiring and exciting, but as I look back on it, I find it hard to remember exactly what precipitates this change. We definitely see him running across some profound and sad situations in his travels, but now I'm having trouble connecting with what exactly made Ernesto so moved to action. The thing that distracted me most was a pretty blatant Chekov's gun in the form of $15 that Ernesto is given early on. The cash is brought up several times in quick succession towards the beginning of the movie,…
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