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Into the Wild May 30, 2010

Posted by Sean Welsh in reviews.

Picked this up on DVD the other day. Fascinating film – apparently based on a true story. Though I found some of the choices the protagonist made frankly unforgivable. OK, he had issues with his parents but not even sending his sister a note having just bailed out of college, given away his law school college money and dropped out to live a hobo life on the road, was to me was beyond the pale but the story carried me along. Mainly because of the protagonists determination to suck the marrow out of life and the uncompromising philosophical stance of the protagonist. It is quite a tragedy but eloquently told with great visual style. As it turned out life sucked the marrow out of the protagonist – Alexander Supertramp – real name Chris McCandless – but the ending while tragic is poignant and beautiful. Overall, a fascinating tale. I’ll be buying the book.

Highly recommended.



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