Enjoy this edition of CINEMA REMEMBERED, my weekly column over at the nerdtastic THAT MOMENT IN.
This week looked at the emotional true story of survival and testing one’s limits, INTO THE WILD.
THIS WEEK: Into the Wild (2007)
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Emile Hirsch (Paramount Vantage)
HOW IT STARTS: McCandless shoots a moose, and works quickly to prepare the meat before it spoils.
THE PREFACE:Emile Hirsch portrays Christopher McCandless, a so-called “leather tramp… it’s what they call the ones who hoof it.” McCandless is a disaffected youth disillusioned with society and its focus on material things. He sums it up saying, “People are so bad to each other, so often.” He’s hinting this is because of their pursuit of things. Whereas he says, “I don’t want anything.” He wants something bigger: freedom and peace.
Kristen Stewart, Emile Hirsch (Paramount Vantage)
Fed up, he cuts up all the cards in his wallet, and sets out to see the world. His goal is to challenge himself like humans (as a species) used to do. He thinks you need to…
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