Into the Wild

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Great Movie

by Luca on 7/17/2008

Easy and Simple it's a great movie, great story, great acting, great direction! And if that was not enough it has a great soundtrack too!!

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Into the wild is based on a true story and the best selling book by jon krakauer. After graduating from emory university in 1992, top student and athlete christopher mccandless abandons his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to alaska to live in the wilderness.

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 206533596
UPC 097363481249
UPC 14 00097363481249
Format DVD
Release Date 1/17/2012
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Hirsch,Emile
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Catherine Keener - Actor
David Blocker - Executive Producer
Derek R. Hill - Production Designer
Domenic Silvestri - Art Director
Eddie Vedder, et. al. - Original Music By
Emile Hirsch - Actor
Eric Gautier - Cinematographer
Hal Holbrook - Actor
Jay Cassidy - Editor
Jena Malone - Actor
Jon Krakauer - Based On Book By
Kristen Stewart - Actor
Marcia Gay Harden - Actor
Sean Penn - Screenplay
Sean Penn - Director
Sean Penn - Producer
Vince Vaughn - Actor
William Hurt - Actor
Awards
Nominee (2008) Golden Globe, Eddie Vedder, et. al., Best Original Score - Motion Picture,Golden Globe, Into the Wild, Best Original Song - Motion Picture,Grammy, Eddie Vedder, Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
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Review Into the Wild combines two popular genres: the road trip and the struggle of man versus nature. Both are handled well by Penn and their interweaving is effective. As the movie begins, Chris (Emile Hirsch) has already reached his goal: the unspoiled Alaskan wilderness...Flashbacks are employed to show how he got there. Meanwhile, interspersed with these lengthy glimpses of the past, the narrative in the present moves forward, gradually straying into darker territory. Chris' story is both heroic and cautionary; brave and foolish. Penn gets this. He does not lionize the character or his actions. He shows admiration for a man who would go to these lengths in pursuit of a dream and a cause. In the end, however, there is a simple lesson to be learned: happiness is meaningless unless you have someone to share it with. The movie ends on a poignant note...Into the Wild is a long motion picture, clocking in at nearly 150 minutes. But the strength and breadth of its material earns it the extended running time. It's about many things, and makes pointed comments about the ridiculousness of a society where bureaucracy and the rat race have become so cumbersome that they crush the pleasure out of living. The final truth it distills reveals something crucial about what it means to be human - something that Chris doesn't realize until it's too late.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, which I read with a fascinated dread, tells the story of a 20-year-old college graduate who cashes in his law school fund and, in the words of Mark Twain, lights out for the territory. He drives west until he can drive no farther, and then north into the Alaskan wilderness. He has a handful of books about survival and edible wild plants, and his model seems to be Jack London, although he should have devoted more attention to that author's "To Build a Fire"...Sean Penn's spellbinding film adaptation of this book stays close to the source...This is a reflective, regretful, serious film about a young man swept away by his uncompromising choices. Two of the more truthful statements in recent culture are that we need a little help from our friends, and that sometimes we must depend on the kindness of strangers. If you don't know those two things and accept them, you will end up eventually in a bus of one kind or another. Sean Penn himself fiercely idealistic, uncompromising, a little less angry now, must have read the book and reflected that there, but for the grace of God, went he. The movie is so good partly because it means so much, I think, to its writer-director. It is a testament like the words that Christopher carved into planks in the wilderness.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital Stereo, English, Dolby Digital (5.1), Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Hirsch,Emile
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post ...a powerful and poetic hymn to America...[a] sweeping, sensitive and deeply affecting adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best-selling book.
Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun A genuine odyssey: a journey to self-knowledge.
Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat ...a beautiful film. Penn meticulously shot in the actual locations McCandless visited, and Eric Gautier's cinematography is breathtaking...
Scott Foundas, The Village Voice ...an unusually soulful and poetic movie that crystallizes McCandless in all his glittering enigma...
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Penn's direction is amazingly sharp and intuitive, full of masterful touches that give an epic dimension and scope to the parable.

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