Feb. 15th, 2005 @ 02:19 pm
hola a todos!
hi everyone i´m new here...i guess i´ll just post in english then, seems to be the lingua franca. :)
I´m not sure what to say...I love the man, I don´t love the communism as much but it´s fine because it was the avenue that was necessary at the time. I dislike flashy displays of el Che. Im getting a poster in my room though that has a Che quote (not flashy ;))
my favorite: Let me say to you, at the risk of sounding rediculous, that the true revolucionary is motivated by great feelings of love" (in spanish though of course).
question...What´s the current opinion of Motorcycle Diaries?
and also...i noticed this quote...""Si avanzo, seguidme; si me detengo, empujadme; si retrocedo, matadme."
Che uses vosotros, right?...he wasn´t from spain though, anyone help me out here? (the spanish speakers at least ;)
or is that the vos form too? sorry..not up on my voseo :-p
thx, take care...
|Date:||February 15th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)|| |
"What´s the current opinion of Motorcycle Diaries?"
I haven't seen the film yet, but I enjoyed reading the book. I'd just recently finished Jon Lee Anderson's bio though, so I found it entertaining rather than informing. There is some insight into why Che chose communism and took the path he did but mostly I found it a great story to be enjoyed as such, instead of dissected.
The film looks to be about the same, but I think I'd prefer to see Ewan McGregor's motorbike journey than a film made out of Che's and they have both pursuaded me to take a similar kind of bike journey someday (not that I needed much pursuading).
agreed, saw the movie..i got the book for my friend though, so i have yet to read it ;) i'll just steal it from her. but she said that it was rather long winded (in spanish). maybe i'll get the cliffnotes
|Date:||February 15th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)|| |
I really enjoyed the book. I would recommend reading it as soon as you can! As for the movie, I haven't seen it yet :( But I'm going out today to get it!!
the movie is amazing! I absolutly love it...some may say that is is very slow paced but I think that all the comedy and drama in it, make up for that. It is one of my favorite movies now :)
Makes me proud to be Argentinian
Here is my 'Motorcycle diaries' community if anyone wants to join! it also is dedicated to Che Guevera :)http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=0o_tmd_o0
awesome! and Diego Luna isn't bad looking either :)
"Che uses vosotros, right?...he wasn´t from spain though, anyone help me out here? (the spanish speakers at least ;)
or is that the vos form too? sorry..not up on my voseo :-p"
He uses the word "vos" which is different than "vosotros." Vos means "tu".
yeah i know that but he says "seguidme", thats the vosotros command right? or is it also the vos command form? or maybe i got the quote wrong...
I'm not sure what he was trying to say cause I don't remember that line. What was the sentence that he said that in?
The movie, only as a movie, was good. It was well made, rather. But there were inaccuracies that kind of irritated me. I think Che was over glorified and made to seem more saintly than he actually was at that time. In the movie he gives Chichina's money to the mining couple, when in real life he kept it and bought her a scarf (she actually had asked for a scarf, not a bathing suit, dunno why they changed that) when his plane home was laid over in Miami. Also, the omission of little things here and there, for example, it was made to look like he didn't sleep with the prostitute on the boat, when he did, and that he didn't lie as much as Alberto to get things for free.
Not to say that Che doesn't deserve some amount of praise, or that he wasn't essentially a good person. But he wasn't an ideologue at that point in time.
Maybe being too picky...
In any case, I don't think there was anything particularly spectacular about Bernal's performance. Overall, I think he did him justice, but there was still something a little off for me...
(The continuation of that quote is...)"It is impossible to imagine a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality."- Ernesto "Che" Guevara