Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Into the Wild the Movie

Wow. It was good. I'm so glad I saw it on the big screen. The views are stunning and the music was GREAT! I mean Eddie Vedders music and voice was perfect for the film. It was a long one, but I thought it was just long enough to tell the story....it wouldn't have worked shorter. The screen play stuck really close to the book as far as Chris' story. It left out the stuff about Krakauer and other people that he discusses. It sticks right to Chris. But I have to admit I cried most of the movie. I just couldn't help it!

I know people think he was selfish and put his parents through a lot of pain (and others who he met.) The thing is....his parents were selfish. Why should he have acted any different, what kind of role models were they? They didn't agree with how he wanted to live his life, and he didn't like the way they lived theirs. They didn't seem the kind of parents that would just accept what he wanted to do. Sometimes parents have to let their children make their own mistakes. The best thing a parent can do is tell them that they will support them not matter what. I'm not sure if he felt that they were......anyway...enough about that.

Another Anna Kavan book next week...

3 comments:

Jeane said...

The gorgeous scenery and wonderful soundtrack blew me away on this one, too. Then I went and read the book, that was just as good if not better.

patrick said...

McCandless's story is tragic, but then so many people have benefited from hearing it... a couple of years of hitchhiking and camping made a story that now challenges thousands (millions?) of people to reexamine their lives

Dawn said...

I agree Patrick. I couldn't get him out of my head for ages, thinking about why he did what he did and what it said about society. It is amazing really how much gave to everyone he met. I've got the DVD and I'm making people watch it. It is too good to keep to yourself. I'm sorry that it didn't do better at the box office.