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The Motorcycle Diaries (Movie Tie-In)by Ernesto Che Guevara
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Now a major motion picture directed by Walter Salles starring Gael García Bernal (Y tu Mamá También, Amores Perros).
A special movie tie-in edition of Che Guevara's youthful travel diaries published to coincide with the release of the movie The Motorcycle Diaries.
This new, expanded edition features a new translation; exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent; and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara offering an insightful perspective on her father — the man and the icon.
"This high-spirited travel diary...mixes lyrical observation, youthful adventure and anti-imperialist political analysis....
"Full of high drama and comedy, The Motorcycle Diaries is the story of a remarkable road journey....No biographical study or understanding of Che Guevara is complete without the reading of his diaries..." Midwest Book Review
"As his journey progresses, Guevara's voice seems to deepen, to darken, colored by what he witnesses in his travels." January Magazine
This is the special movie tie-in edition of Che Guevara's youthful travel diaries to coincide with the fall movie release.
New film tie-in edition for Redford-Salles's "Motorcycle Diaries" starring Gael García Bernal as young Che Guevara
The book of the popular movie
STARRING GAEL GARCIA BERNAL
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The young Che Guevara’s lively and highly entertaining travel diary.This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an insightful perspective on the man and the icon.
“As his journey progresses, Guevara’s voice seems to deepen, to darken, colored by what he witnesses in his travels. He is still poetic, but now he comments on what he sees, though still poetically, with a new awareness of the social and political ramifications of what’s going on around him.”—January Magazine
“A journey, a number of journeys. Ernesto Guevara in search of adventure, Ernesto Guevara in search of America, Ernesto Guevara in search of Che. On this journey of journeys, solitude found solidarity, ‘I’ turned into ‘we’.” —Eduardo Galeano
“When I read these notes for the first time, I was quite young myself and I immediately identified with this man who narrated his adventures in such a spontaneous manner… To tell you the truth, the more I read, the more I was in love with the boy my father had been…” —Aleida Guevara
“Our film is about a young man, Che, falling in love with a continent and finding his place in it.” —Walter Salles, director of “The Motorcycle Diaries.”
Also available in Spanish: DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA (978-1-920888-11-4)
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Special movie tie-in edition of Che Guevara's youthful travel diaries to coincide with the Fall release of Redford &Salles's film of the book. Says director Walter Salles: "If the film reaches a younger audience, I hope it will inspire people to read The Motorcycle Diaries, to have the impression that change can occur."
"As his journey progresses, Guevara's voice seems to deepen, to darken, colored by what he witnesses in his travels. He is still poetic, but now he comments on what he sees, though still poetically, with a new awareness of the social and political ramifications of what's going on around him."-January Magazine
"The Motorcycle Diariescould easily go on to become the first Spanish language nominee for Best Picture."-Roger Friedman, Fox News
About the Author
Che Guevara was the legendary Latin American guerrilla fighter who joined the Cuban revolutionary movement that toppled the Batista dictatorship. He played a leading role in the early years of the Cuban Revolution and made an extraordinary and original contribution to Marxist theory. He died at the hands of CIA assassins in Bolivia in 1967.
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