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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

11 Ratings: 4.1
Art House & International movie directed by Walter Salles

The beauty of the South American landscape and of Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mama Tambien,Bad Education) givesThe Motorcycle Diariesa charisma that is decidedly apolitical. But this portrait of the young Che Guevara (later to become a militant revolutionary) … see full wiki

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Director: Walter Salles
2 reviews about The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
review by . December 22, 2008
posted in Reel Overseas
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Rarely is it easy to make the distinction between social history and cultural mythology. And to create a film to represent the lives of complex historical figures is a daunting task, yet Walter Salles has proven that he is more than capable of creating such a film. In The Motorcycle Diaries we are shown an approximation of the early life of Ernesto Guevara, the man who would eventually recognized worldwide as the revolutionary Che Guevara.          The story begins …
review by . February 22, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
I was able to watch "The Motorcycle Diaries" today and Walter Salles is no ordinary director. I am pleased to see that he convincingly managed to overcome geographical barriers, to accomplish a high standard of film making. The cinematography is truly gorgeous, and reminded me how little of the South American landscape we ever see on film in the U.S. The cinematographer has pulled off a major feat in shooting a period film in slightly grainy, sometimes shaky hand-held. No crane shots or sepia tinting …
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