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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…
Dirk van Eck is a geography student who does not like, probably hates, to travel. But he loves Into the Wild! With an abstract that has ‘doomed to fail’ written all over it, the movie, and its leading actor Emile Hirsch, the movie surprises beyond imagination by actually emotionally engaging its viewer. Two and a half hours long, and thus deliberately aiming to ‘be’ epic, Into the Wild leads one through a series of bittersweet, nervous, whimsical, curious, risky, banal and passionate moments between different people, sometimes mere strangers, or just between the protagonist and his surroundings. It is a film that feels much more genuine than any comparable alternative, mainly because of director Sean Penn’s - who truly outdoes…
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.
What can I say? Get out there, and mesure yourself with nature!
Incredible story — and proof Reese Witherspoon's WILD never had to be made.
Beautiful tale... of utter passion for life. So much passion indeed, the main character is willing to risk all (and even life itself!) Quite the paradox. There are moments of conflicting emotions all through the movie... such as love for others, but fear of commitment to them; quest for freedom, but reeling at the cost it implies.
There is a symbolic scene where Jon sacrifices a revered moose for food, only to realize than skinning, gutting and preparing the animal for consumption is beyond his abilities. "Living in the Wild" suddenly turns to "Fighting the Wild". In any case, his optimism to all challenges through the rest of the experience is infectious. I came re-energized after the movie. Well done all through-out (excellent acting, superb writing, good photography) ... At times it felt like a real-life documentary, an inspiring one.
This is legendary. I haven't cried this much at the ending since the titanic.
Néhol kicsit eltúlzott, néhol kicsit felületes, de rohadt hangulatos film, sok szép helyszínnel és jó mondanivalóval.
So I decided it was about time to watch this fucking masterpiece and cry myself to death all over again, I decided to rewatch because it's been a while and mainly because I wanted it on my profile here, I think this movie is so personal, it speaks so loud to me, because of the main character, beautifully constructed with an strong, exceptional Emile Hirsch and out of this world screenwriting, this movie is so beautifully done, I'm just amazed, it's stunning because it feels so fucking real, and I've always had this dream of going away, running away, leaving everything behind, just getting into the wild, well, I hope I can realize that some day hahaha. Every supporting character…
Sean Penn directs this film based on the true-life tragedy of Chris McCandless who left his home and family to explore the wilds of Alaska and ended up paying the ultimate price - a thoughtful meditation.
Emotiva y bien contada, te deja un gusto amargo.
La comparación con Wild en mi caso es inevitable porque las he visto una detrás de otra; incluso en un momento pudieron coincidir en el camino, porque ambos estuvieron en la Pacific Crest Trial y en ambos casos se trata de una peli basada en hechos reales, pero ahí se acaban las semejanzas. Cheryl, en Wild, venía vencida, sin nada, y necesitaba una nueva vida, un nuevo comienzo; la relación con su madre fue magnífica, aunque difícil, con sus hermanos inexistente. Alex, aquí, lo tenía todo: fuerza, carisma, una hermana que en la película es su alter ego; él busca la renuncia, la soledad, la naturaleza, ... También el final de ambos es radicalmente distinto.
Las dos historias comparten, eso sí, el gusto por la vida, el asombro por lo salvaje, la fuerza del individuo y el valor de la amistad. Inolvidables, para mi, las dos.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
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