August 07, 2006

Too good to write about it.

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Title:
The Motorcycle Diaries
Rating:
5 out of 5 stars

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  1. Ever since I watched that movie, I’ve wanted to do the same. Shame the world is no longer as safe or welcoming. And, I can’t ride a motorbike.

    Oh, who am I kidding? I just want to ride pillion with Gael. Mmmmm….

    07 Aug 2006, 17:44

  2. Watching it was quite inspirational really. Made you think “hmmm i wish i could hop on a motorbike and start a revolution.” Shame that its quite hard to do that now really.

    I’m totally with you on the riding on a bike with Gael…he’s so beautiful!

    07 Aug 2006, 17:57

  3. So you finally watched it!!
    I bought it a week after it came out on DVD. The film is good, but ignores much of the flaws in Che’s character I think. As a tribute I guess that’s its job and it does it well.
    I loved the settings and the music.
    Personally I also thought Alberto was a much better actor and character than Gael.

    07 Aug 2006, 18:20

  4. its a great film.

    07 Aug 2006, 18:29

  5. Alberto was pretty much spot on but I think he was perhaps more interesting because he was slightly flawed/more gregarious.

    07 Aug 2006, 19:33

  6. Obviously I don’t know what Che was like, but I thought that they were trying to portray him as a serious young man, deep in thought. Sure, Alberto was more “likeable”, but it was easier to admire and be inspired by Gael’s character.

    That’s a personal observation. Of course, some might be more inspired by characters they can relate to.

    And, he wasn’t totally flawless. He did get it on with a married woman, didn’t he?

    07 Aug 2006, 20:55

  7. http://www.slate.com/id/2107100

    07 Aug 2006, 21:22

  8. Yeah Che was flawed too..i can’t believe he got it on with that married woman!

    That link was interesting, Kunal. But i think the film should be judged as a film, and it was very good.

    08 Aug 2006, 09:02

  9. I have to agree with Victoria on judging the film as a film.

    I know very little about what Che did as a politician, but I felt the movie was about how the suffering of his fellow man affected him and his decision to sacrifice his future in order to better theirs. Maybe he went about it the wrong way (depending on your own ideologies, of course), but isn’t it it his complete dedication to what he believed in that makes him an icon, rather than his actual policies? I mean, a martyr is one of the easiest methods of inspiration.

    08 Aug 2006, 12:19

  10. FANTASTIQUE

    08 Aug 2006, 12:33


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