HOLLYWOOD history is often nonsensical, but filmmakers usually have the sense not to whitewash killers and sadists. Steven Soderbergh's new film about Che Guevara, however, does that, and more.
Che the revolutionary romantic, as depicted by Benicio del Toro in Soderbergh's film, never existed. That hero of the Left, with his hippie hair and beard, an image now iconic on T-shirts and coffee mugs around the world, is a myth concocted by Fidel Castro's propagandists: a cross between Don Quixote and Robin Hood.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Hollywood filmmakers blind to Che's brutality
Australian article by Guy Sorman.