Gael García Bernal in Motorcycle diaries

Tierney, Dolores (2019) Gael García Bernal in Motorcycle diaries. In: Pomerance, Murray and Stevens, Kyle (eds.) Close-up: great cinematic performances. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474417006

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Bearing in mind the different challenges to the task of deconstructing Gael Garcia Bernal’s performance as Ernesto Che Guevara in Motorcycle Diaries (Salles 2004) into a set of “culturally and historically specific codes” (Dyer 135), rather than reading them as a reflection of his “personality” (Naremore 3), this chapter explores how his acting and personal discursive strategies come together in the film with the twin aspects of his stardom (Latin sensuality and politics), elements of Salles’s realist filmmaking style, and the film’s mise-en-scène to create Guevara as a “ravishing revolutionary.”

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Gael Garcia Bernal, Performance, Motorcycle Diaries
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Dolores Tierney
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 14:55
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 12:16

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