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Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Date: Jul 27 2021

Themes: Pop Culture

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Most people have a slight desire to get rid of all of their possessions and hit the road. Christopher McCandless gave in to that idea. Shortly after graduating from college, he gave everything he had away and traveled for two years.

He came to Alaska where he hunted to survive. Eventually, he accidentally ate some poisoned seeds and his adventures came to an end. He was found dead in an abandoned bus.

In 1996, Jon Krakauer turned McCandless’ story into a book called Into the Wild. The book was recently made into a movie with a soundtrack by Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder. Listen to Marni and Amanda talk about it.

Dialog

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Marni

Marni

Amanda

Amanda

Marni:  Oh my God, best book.

Amanda:  I know.

Marni:  Into the Wild. I actually just saw the movie.

Amanda:  You did?

Marni:  Yes. I loved the book and I loved the movie. Very different takes on a very classic story of yearning and loss and…it’s beautiful.

Amanda:  I agree and what I like is it could pretty much apply to anyone of any age because…

Marni:  Yes!

Amanda:  Just the storyline, like you said, of the coming of age and growing pains, and the general concept, it doesn’t matter when it takes place or who’s reading or watching the movie, anyone can appreciate it.

Marni:  Yeah. It was a true story, obviously, it was a real person who did this and I think it’s so interesting that so many people were attracted to his story. I read the book and I was just crying and I was so moved by it! I felt that way in the film too. I think Sean Penn obviously felt the same way. Brilliant director, it was beautifully shot...

Amanda:  I was actually real impressed with his directing skills because I don’t really think of Sean in that way.

Marni:  Oh really?

Amanda:  Yeah.

 

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Discussion

Amanda and Marni agree that Into the Wild is a great book and movie because the story is something that anyone of any age can identify with. The story of traveling, meeting people and becoming wiser is, in a way, everyone’s story.

But, or course, everyone doesn’t die in a bus in Alaska or get sung about by Eddie Vedder. Into the Wild truly is a remarkable story and Sean Penn did a good job of directing it, even though Amanda didn’t really think of him as a director before.

Have you ever been on a long journey? Have you ever spent a lot of time in the wilderness?

 

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mahmoudjeexaa

Somalia

Hitting the road and wild spots I like it wow awesome. you Become experienced and strong person when you travelled away to the wild

01:46 PM Jan 02 2008 |

leechunnen

Taiwan

Into the wild.. just like thinking yourself is an animal put into a really wild world, it is not truely easy to survive in such a condition, we are used to have a civilized life. It is also tha same condition to adopted animals, most of them will be died soon if put them into the wild.

10:39 AM Jan 02 2008 |

loard

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

it is a nice movie,but i do not want to die this way .

thanks

 

08:56 AM Jan 02 2008 |

parsamary

parsamary

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i havnt seen  d moive but it has been always my wish 2 hit d road n travel freely its gr8 .its a dream 4 me .

08:37 AM Jan 02 2008 |

geila

China

This is a nice movie….

I like it very much…....

08:02 AM Jan 02 2008 |

li xu

li xu

China

Although I haven't seen the movie  I think Christopher McCandless is a brave young man  He struggled for his interest and dream in spite of death in the end  He will never regret his choice! his experience deserves appriciated and yeaning  but on the other hand it's a little unrealistic for all the graduates to do the same way!because they are forced to take more duty for their parents and families

07:13 AM Jan 02 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

Giving up everything and travelling around the world, lot of time in the wilderness WOW! i like that.Because i have strong urge to do that but i believe that person who i love so much should always be with me.then i can make sure that atleast i will not get such a unfortunate dead.

07:04 AM Jan 02 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

Giving up everything and travelling around the world, lot of time in the wilderness WOW! i like that.Because i have strong urge to do that but i believe that person who i love so much should always be with me.then i can make sure that atleast i will not get such a unfortunate dead.   

07:03 AM Jan 02 2008 |

yonghuaqiu@126.com

China

I love movies ..espencially Hollywood

05:57 AM Jan 02 2008 |

LaughOutLoud816

Philippines

Have not watch it, but sounds great movie.

i like inspirational movie..i think this is one, just go for what you want, youll never know, might be good or bad, and thats life is.

05:04 AM Jan 02 2008 |

maqiuning

maqiuning

China

this reminds me of Tom Hanks' famous movie <Cast Away>.But the man Chuck survived in the end,so maybe it is better for you to try to learn some basic living skills if you want to hit the road

05:00 AM Jan 02 2008 |

maqiuning

maqiuning

China

this remind me of Tom Hanks' famous movie <Cast Away>.But the man Chuck survived in the end,so maybe it is better for you to try to learn some basic living skills if you want to hit the road

05:00 AM Jan 02 2008 |

maqiuning

maqiuning

China

this remind me of Tom Hanks' famous movie <Cast Away>.But the man Chuck survived in the end,so maybe it is better for you to try to learn some basic living skills if you want to hit the road

04:59 AM Jan 02 2008 |

An umbrella

China

Nice movie

03:59 AM Jan 02 2008 |

shirley115

shirley115

China

everyone wanted to hit the road when he/she just graduated from college.

but i am the eccption, the story is very good,everyone can identify with.i am also so moved by it !the way of getting mellow is to sit on a ground and enjoy the wind and sky !

03:44 AM Jan 02 2008 |

GavinZheng

GavinZheng

China

This movie is the exact capital of  the travel movie.I have listened to the Eddie Vedder's album. It's full of wind of country and wildness.Listen carefully, you finally can find out some touch and moving in your heart ,which you hadn't possessed for a long time .

For a long journey, i think Tibet rocks, better than any other place. The clear sky, pure cloud, moaning wind, and fresh air, far from all the noise of the human being…...It worthes dying for.

01:32 AM Jan 02 2008 |

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