Into the wild
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Into the Wild is writer/director Sean Penn's adaptation of the popular book by Jon Krakauer, a nonfiction account of the post-collegiate wanderings of a young Virginia man, who divorces himself from his friends, family, and possessions in search of a greater spiritual knowledge and communion with nature. Upon his 1990 graduation from Emory University in Atlanta, Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) walks away from a loving if dysfunctional family and sends his nearly 25,000-dollar life savings to Oxfam International. Instead of the normal life his parents planned for him, Chris rechristens himself "Alexander Supertramp" and heads west in his beaten-up automobile until it no longer runs, at which point he takes up hitchhiking. The goal on the horizon? Alaska. By hook or by crook -- but without his limited cash, which he symbolically sets aflame -- Chris/Alexander determines to make it to his personal promised land, with stops along the way to experience America and its people. These adventures include a kayak trip down dangerous rapids, a gig working in a grain mill, extended stays with a hippie couple and a kindly old widower -- and enough cold, hunger, and exhaustion to leave him emotionally defeated more than once. Meanwhile, his parents (William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden) and sister (Jena Malone) haven't received so much as a postcard from him, and begin to fear the worst. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder composed the contemplative soundtrack. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi
McCandless, Christopher Johnson,
Adventure and adventurers -- Drama.
College graduates -- Drama.
Risk-taking (Psychology) -- Drama.
Wayfaring life -- Alaska -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Hollywood, California :2008
|Other Titles|| Into the wild.
1960- film producer, screenwriter, film director.
Linson, Art, film producer.
Pohlad, William, film producer.
Hirsch, Emile, 1985- actor.
Harden, Marcia Gay, actor.
Hurt, William, actor.
Malone, Jena, 1984- actor.
Keener, Catherine, actor.
Vaughn, Vince, actor.
Stewart, Kristen, 1990- actor.
Holbrook, Hal, actor.
Brook, Michael, 1952- composer.
King, Kaki, composer.
Vedder, Eddie, composer.
Krakauer, Jon. Into the wild.
Paramount Vantage, production company.
River Road Entertainment (Firm), production company.
Square 1 Productions, production company.
Linson Films (Firm), production company.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, Hal Holbrook.
Director of photography, Eric Gautier ; editor, Jay Lash Cassidy ; music, Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder ; original songs by Eddie Vedder.
MPAA rating: R; for language and some nudity.
English, French or Spanish dialogue; with optional English, French, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Based on the book by Jon Krakauer.
Special features: Into the wild: the story, the characters; Into the wild: the experience; theatrical trailer.
Blu-ray Disc; 1080p High Definition; 5.1 Dolby TrueHD; 5.1 Dolby Digital; requires Blu-ray Disc player.
1 videodisc (148 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.