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Into the Wild
Into the heart. Into the soul.
Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.
I cannot possibly BEGIN to describe my feelings towards this story, or perhaps the whole concept of what McCandless did. After watching the movie, I could not think of anything but a strange longing to do what he did, and it just kept going. I still feel that way, even now, as I think of it. Later, I read the book twice, and did a lot of research about McCandless, and I became more and more inspired. This is not just a movie - it is a wonder of creation. I have so much more to say, but I'll just stop here - watch the movie even if you are not inspired by what McCandless did - it is a beautiful movie in many ways.
I know several people whose opinions I respect that have loved this film and even rate it among their favourites, but having read the book and now having seen the movie I’m still at the same conclusion, that Chris McCandless was at times an insufferable prick who believed he was some divine combination of Thoreau and Jack London. He didn’t deserve to die for this stupidity (many his age think they're indestructible) but he doesn’t deserve to be mythologised either. Sean Penn’s script and direction shows how little of an actual story there is here, as he ends up relying on montages of scenery set to music and voiceover to fill space. (The book had a similar problem - there’s…
A poignant true life story of a young man trying to find his true self! The journey is beautiful but like life it is filled with obstacles, challenges and tragedy!
I can't think of a time I haven't wanted to leave society behind, ditch the grid and fly under the radar as I traipse through the woods or beaches barefoot feeling the sand between my toes!
Then I realized I'd have to hunt prey, kill it, clean it, cook it and on top of that I'd have to fetch and haul wood, start a fire, haul water from a lake or river, boil it before I could drink it! Just thinking about that wears me out! Thank god for frozen…
No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.
Into the Wild is based on the true story of a man searching for the ultimate freedom; Chris McCandless should be an inspiration to all of us, since he was brave enough to get away from this growing consumerist society, and live in the wild.
Stories about men running away from society have always fascinated me, because I myself think about that a lot of times. There's a lot of pressure, imposed by parents, teachers, friends, magazines, advertising, in order to have the best clothes, the best car, the best phone... but, as McCandless said, these are just things.…
My God. The concept, the look at life, the songs, the lines in the songs,the soothing music , the dialogues, the edifying quotes, the characters and the picturesque nature shown in this film make it more than a film. It makes this, the ULTIMATE PHILOSOPHICAL EXPERIENCE. Everything is so beautiful and when Emile Hirsch sheds tears in the last scene, you cannot control breaking down.
This is one of the most thought provoking films i've ever seen.
Walking away from his family, friends and life, Chris McCandless (Emile Hirsch) goes it alone on a voyage of self discovery in an attempt to become more connected with nature and avoid the grinds of modern culture such as careers which he describes as a "21st century invention."
Emilie Hirsch is amazing throughout, as are the majority of the cast in fact. Including Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Welcome to the Rileys) and a small role from Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, The Break-up)
The plot is strong and keeps you gripped from beginning to end through the highs and lows of Chris's incredibly tough story.
Seriously worth a watch.
The soundtrack for this movie is mind blowing, created in it's entirety by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam exclusively for the motion picture. You can find it on Spotify here - open.spotify.com/album/0AF0eSjB3atcLpJ7gQBop5
Don't eat the bean pods. (Didn't he know that most legumes are poisonous?)
Very touching film. It makes you reconsider how you are living your life. Much respect for the story of Christopher McCandless. One of my all time favorites.
Η απαντηση στο γιατι ωρες ωρες θελω να σκισω τα λεφτα μου
(πολυ καλη φωτογραφια και μουσικη. λιγο αργο αλλα λεει)
The only major flaw in this was Kristen Stewart. She was so terrible and the romantic relationship between her character and Alex just didn't work at all.
The first time I watched this film I thought the main character was just a pretentious rich boy that had nothing better to do than complain about his parents and how he didn't want to be "part of the system". The second time around, I saw it in a different perspective and I absolutely loved it.
Christopher journeys into the wilderness because he feels like there is something more outside of his 'safe' life and he wants to be stripped of everything and start fresh,basically Thoreau. Through his journal he keeps reiterating how hypocritical humans are and how selfish we can be. Ironically throughout his journey he meets many people who are more than willing to give him a ride…
I was drawn by the realness of this movie and captivated by its uniqueness. There is so much I didn't know about it before watching, which made it an incredible experience. Hirsch, Stewart, Vaughn, Galifianakis, Hurt, Holbrook--they were all great in this film.
This is one of my all time favorite films for sure. I can't even remember how many times I've watched it. This was when I fell in love with Emile Hirsch's acting, and he does it so wonderfully.
This is very touching movie with a great story line and this being based on true story makes it even more heartbreaking. I deeply, deeply, deeply recommend everyone to watch this film. It will make you feel all kinds of emotions and make you think about your own life.
I will recommend this one to the grave.
Into the Wild, Sean Penn’s fourth feature film directorial effort, is an awe-inspiring adventure story that grips you from the start, lyrically retelling Christopher McCandless’s (Emile Hirsch) true and tragic journey through the western wilderness (based upon the book by Jon Krakauer) in what can only be described as a wholly organic piece of filmmaking.
Penn embraces his material lovingly, crafting together a film that is passionate overall and instinctive in its elements. It has a natural, wholesome feel; its style longing to tread in shallow documentary waters or, at least, take a quick swim in cinéma vérité. While the film follows Penn’s adapted screenplay as a guide, Into the Wild is blessed with abundant magical moments, those happy accidents…
Is this Sean Penn's directorial debut? It's remarkable well shot and put together. It's a little episodic in nature, but it all adds up pretty nicely at the end. Emile Hirsch delivers a career best performance. What's he been upto since?
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- There Will Be Blood
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Mulholland Drive
- Children of Men
- No Country for Old Men
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…