“Into The Wild”

Very good soundtrack.
Very good art direction.
Graphics tell a lot. Subtle.
Dialogue minimal. And some I don’t understand…
Very good use of transition, by music and pictures.
A lot of music notes from guitar strings.

Inspired from a book adaption of a true story–Christopher McCandless.
The kind of movie that can keep me glued once it starts playing, at whichever part it starts playing.

I read in this article on America social class that, the guitar is the “perfect instrument for the purpose of signaling [these] young people’s flight from the upper-middle and middle classes, associated [as it is] with Gypsies, cowhands, and other personnel without inherited or [often even] earned money and without fixed residence.” *(1)
-Young peoplenav-check-tick.gif
-Flight from upper-middle and middle classesnav-check-tick.gif
-Associate with gypsies, cowhands and other personnel without inherited or earned moneynav-check-tick.gif
-without fixed residencenav-check-tick.gif

Reality Bites

Emile Hirsch lost 40 pounds to play his role.

The note that Christopher McCandless tacked to the bus actually said, “S.O.S. I need your help. I am injured, near death, and too weak to hike out of here. I am all alone, this is no joke. In the name of God, please remain to save me. I am out collecting berries close by and shall return this evening. Thank you, Chris McCandless. August?” The note shown in the film was a page from one of his “journals.”

Sean Penn waited 10 years to make the film to make sure he had the approval from the McCandless family.

People try finding Magic Bus

*(1) Class: A Guide Through the American Status System by Paul Fussell

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by monica on April 9, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    finally, you have watched that film. what’s the next film you wish to watch? as for me, i must watch “orange days” film soon, but i have to buy dvd film in korea soon, because it is made in japan. i am curious to see what the story it is about.

  2. Posted by yflcsandi on April 9, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    i duno… no particular film…i have a flixster account, u have? Have a list of want-to-watch there, can compare with me!

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