Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Into the Wild

As I've said before, I've always been a fan of adventure movies. So watching "Into the Wild" - a story about a young man rebelling against the status quo by giving his life savings to charity and trekking to Alaska to live in the wilderness alone - was quite a pleasure. Stunning cinematography, a touching story, great acting and commentary on themes such as freedom, forgiveness and materialism made this one of my top films of the year.

"When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God's light shines upon you."

"Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth."

5 comments:

isaiah said...
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isaiah said...

Yeah- a very moving epic. Great story and direction by Sean Penn.
Hal Holbrook really did a touching job with his role.

Emile Hirsch is one outstanding actor.

I love the Tolstoy quote in the movie... not sure if Chris actually used it in his writing...

"If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, the possibility of life is destroyed."

kevin & jennifer schnepp said...

what is this truth which is sought over love, money, faith, fame and fairness? can truth be defined or is truth mysterious, perhaps moldable? is the definition of truth only muddled when those other things get in the way?

Jon said...

I haven't seen this one YET (emphasis on YET). But it's on my list! Thanks.

Jon said...

Now, I've seen it. And am posting.

Thanks, Trev.