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Che Guevara did not like this movie.


I was reading "The Motorcycle Diaries" (Guevara's travel journal, written in 1951) and came across this line:

"That night, we saw Stromboli with Ingrid Bergman, directed by Rossellini. The only rating you can give it is bad."

Go figure.

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Yeah, I just read that now and came to look up the movie. Actually the plot sounds pretty lame to me so I'm curious as to why people like it so much. Hopefully it'll be on TCM again soon so I can check it out.
Too bad he didn't say exactly why he didn't like the film in the way that he explained why he didn't like Cantinflas. Hard to judge from our perspective today. Considering he was really sick at the time, maybe he was just in a bad mood and wouldn't have liked anything. :)

The people you idolize wouldn't like you.

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Yeesh. I just thought it was an interesting fact. The same way it might be interesting if George Orwell didn't like 'His Girl Friday' or Khrushchev didn't like 'Gigi.'

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I don't like Che and I don't like this movie. I thought it was terribly boring. Very unusually boring for a Bergman film.

"If I don't suit chu, you kin cut mah thoat!"

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According to Wikipedia (so it must be true):

Adolf Hitler favored Gable above all other actors; during the Second World War, Hitler offered a sizable reward to anyone who could capture and bring Gable to him unscathed.

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"Che Guevara did not like this movie"

I want that to be my band's name.

Matthew

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