Tuesday, December 21, 2010

29 literary films to fill your holidays


2004: "The Motorcycle Diaries." The film is based on a true story, using two books as its sources: Ernesto "Che" Guevara's diaries and "Back on the Road," the memoir written by his friend and traveling companion Alberto Granado; it was nominated for an Oscar for adapted screenplay. The film takes place in the summer of 1952, when Guevara was close to finishing his medical degree, as the two friends travel across South America via motorcycle and motorized bike. Of course, when the trip was over, Guevara would be setting off in another direction -- that of leftist revolutionary. FULL LIST