Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The "Ché" Movie: Straight From Cuba's Ministry of Propaganda

Another Hollywood director tries to rewrite history.

This time, he did it by meticulously sourcing... Fidel Castro's propaganda guys. Lovely. No agenda there!

Read here, Soderbergh’s ‘Che’ and Historical Accuracy, Part II

Fidel Castro, you see, wrote the forward to Che‘s Diaries wherein this Davy Crocket-esque-at-the-Alamo version of events appears. These diaries were published in Castro’s Cuban fiefdom by the Stalinist dictator’s very own propaganda ministry. So lest they unwittingly fudge their film’s historical accuracy, Soderbergh and co-producer Benicio Del Toro were scrupulous in repeatedly visiting Castro’s Stalinist fiefdom to get the unvarnished truth straight from Castro’s own propaganda ministry!

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