Friday, October 19, 2007

"Into The Wild"

Last night, I saw what had to be one of, if not, the best movie I have ever seen.

It's entitled "Into The Wild". It's a motion picture based on the book of the same name. The movie is about the life and death of Christopher McCandless , who, in April 1992, graduated from Emory University. He came from a wealthy family, and instead of taking on a career, he decided to give up all his money and wordly possesions to become a "wanderer", and eventually live alone in the wilderness of Alaska.

From the time he abandoned his life as he knew it, to the moment he died, it was a complete adventure. He kept a detailed journal which dramatically portrayed his days on his way to and in Alaska, and the people he met along the way. His spiritual journey and some of his reflections on life were fascinating, and I can completly indetify with some.

I don't want to give too much away, but go see the movie-it's one of the ones where you HAVE to see it on the big screen, especially with the beauty of the wilderness of Alaska as the background for portions of the movie.

The movie was EXCELLENT, the acting and the photography was amazing and beautiful (as was the landscape) I highly reccomend it. Now, I'm going to read the book.

If you want more information on this amazing story, there are excellent articles on Wikipedia: