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…
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…
Un lungo viaggio alla scoperta del mondo. Un giovane Ernesto Guevara de la Serna che conosce il mondo, forma i sui ideali e si crea come uomo. Un viaggio per crescere...
"Io non sono più io, perlomeno non si tratta dello stesso io interiore"
Il tutto contornato da un'atmosfera sudamericana folgorante ed irresistibile. Gran film
A movie which shows and explains how Che Guevara's path and views about life was changed and how he became Che Guevara.
Life and world changes when you travel and see it in place to place and when you see the world in your own eyes you can find answers to many questions.
Gael Garcia Bernal's best (and my favorite) performance of his.
Road has the answers.
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While it hits most of the beats you'd expect a road movie to, I really enjoyed The Motorcycle Diaries for its beautiful vistas of South America and the way it presented the two main characters as real people who believed entirely realistically.
Of course, this is all based on the memoirs of Che Guevara so it IS real, but the two lead performances really sell their friendship and coming-of-age story. What's most fascinating is being able to see the story of Ernesto Guevara before he became 'Che', and the always brilliant Gael Garcia Bernal does a fantastic job of portraying a side of the man that most people wouldn't be familiar with.
Here is a stirring, poetic and soulful journey across the South American continent as seen through the eyes of a young Marxist revolutionary and his best friend, early in their years, before their brutal ideologies have hardened. Che Guevara, embodied by the magnetic and boyishly handsome Gael Garcia Bernal, is not the subject of the film so much as South America and its people. Geography is destiny in The Motorcycle Diaries. The snow-covered Andes, the mysterious and majestic ruins of Machu Picchu, the Chilean desert and the Amazon itself that Ernesto swims across at the film's climax, are not merely physical destinations, but stages in his spiritual and psychological growth. In addition to the beautiful landscapes, we are brought face…
Even though Che was a despicable human being later in life, I can't help but like this movie. It's a good adaptation of the book, and the acting is perfect.
Man, this would have been awesome and, well, kind of depressing (Dead wife and daughter) if it was about Neal Peart's motorcycle-themed memoir, although I might just be talking about how awesome Rush are so that people don't think that I have a huge fondness for the cornball who is Arlo Guthrie. "I don't want a pick, just want to ride on my motorcycle!" Well, Che Guevara did end up getting in quite a significant pickle, but before all that Marxist revolutionary business, he was Ernesto, and before Gael García Bernal was Ernesto Guevera, he was... well, Che Guevara. It is kind of fun to think of this as a spin-off prequel to the 2002 miniseries "Fidel" that's all about…
This is not a film, this is a life lesson.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…