Cannonpointer » Today, 8:18 pm » wrote: ↑
I read the book - never knew there was a movie made. That, or forgot there was a movie made.
It's funny to know that virtually every person who ever wore a Che t-shirt would have been shot on sight by Che Guevara.
That is definitely a seminal film. It literally changed the agreement between directors and audiences on the matter of chronology. Films could not be shown in a manner that chopped up time before that - have you ever taken cognizance of that fact?
The film was closely followed by the movie Memento - which played with time even more liberally. The relative unknown who starred in that film, Guy Pearce, went on to play a major roll in L.A. Confidential. The effect Pulp Fiction had on how movies are made was staggering. As I say - it literally changed the conversation between the director and the audience. What it did was elevate the sophistication of audiences.
Yeah, Che would have been enraged by their cartoonish silliness.
Gael Garcia Bernal, one of my fav actors, plays young Che right
after he and his friend graduate medical school and embark on a
glorious motorcycle adventure. I watch it once every year.
It plays out like one of my college professors uses to spotlight
..."if you live in a poor country governed by savage fascism
accompanied by West neoliberalism....communism sounds pretty good"
Re: Pulp Fiction, you nailed it. Memento was both fascinating
and frustrating. Took me a few viewings. I would add
Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind as well as a Korean
film, Peppermint Candy and the GLORIOUS....RUN LOLA RUN!