Here’s where the film’s big fun really begins. We pan to the Che: he is standing behind a prisoner; the prisoner is on his knees, his head bent forward; the Che is holding a .45 caliber handgun and has it pointed at the back of the prisoner’s head; he pulls the trigger; we hear the explosion of the round leaving the handgun and the prisoner lurches forward and falls, crumpled onto the ground. He has been executed. We show the Che meticulously moving down the line to the next prisoner and we watch him repeat the action with another execution.
I know what you’re thinking:
“What’s the running time on this bad boy? The Che murdered at least 180 men at La Cabana.”
Don’t worry, because of time constraints, we’ll only show a few dozen. We’ll focus on a particular threat to the revolution, a 14-year old boy who stood in the way of justice by trying to protect his father from the Che’s firing squad. We’ll flashback to his infamous quote about Guatemala:“..if there had been some executions, the government would have maintained the capacity to return the blows.”
Well if some are good, several thousands must be better!!!
Sunday, March 19, 2006
John Mendez has a great movie proposal for Robert Redford. How about a followup to The Motorcycle Diaries, (for which Redford was the executive producer) except showing the real Che Guevara.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 2:10 PM