Sunday, March 07, 2004

Che the revolutionary
The Christian Science Monitor has a short piece on the iconic image of Che Guevara wearing gold-starred black cap, throwing a quixotic gaze toward eternity:

"There's something about Che's face - that iconic image - which seems immediately identifiable to young people of almost any generation and almost any culture," Anderson muses. "It's the virile personification of youthful defiance against the status quo, whatever the status quo is. I don't think the consumption of Che iconography empties the vessel, because it was always thus. But there's been more to learn behind that image."

Apparently, there is a movie on Che Guevara that is coming soon, starring Benicio del Toro. So we can expect more talk--and hopefully more learning behind the image--on Che Guevara in the coming months.

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