Into the Wild

Into the Wild is a 2007 biographical drama film adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer, based on the adventures of Christopher McCandless.

Production: Paramount Vantage
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 99 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.1
Metacritic:
73
Rotten Tomatoes:
82%
R
Year:
2007
148
$18,173,360
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2,327 Views

Carine McCandless:
The year Chris graduated high school, he bought the Datsun used and drove it cross-country. He stayed away most of the summer. As soon as I heard he was home, I ran into his room to talk to him. In California, he'd looked up some old family friends. He discovered that our parents' stories of how they fell in love and got married were calculated lies masking an ugly truth. When they met, Dad was already married. And even after Chris was born, Dad had had another son with his first wife, Marcia, to whom he was still legally married. This fact suddenly re-defined Chris and me as bastard children. Dad's arrogance made him conveniently oblivious to the pain he caused. And Mom, in the shame and embarrassment of a young mistress, became his accomplice in deceit. The fragility of crystal is not a weakness but a fineness. My parents understood that a fine crystal glass had to be cared for or it may be shattered. But when it came to my brother, they did not seem to know or care that their course of secret action brought the kind of devastation that could cut them. Their fraudulent marriage and our father's denial of this other son was, for Chris, a murder of every day's truth. He felt his whole life turn, like a river suddenly reversing the direction of its flow, suddenly running uphill. These revelations struck at the core of Chris' sense of identity. They made his entire childhood seem like fiction. Chris never told them he knew and made me promise silence, as well.

Alex:
Is there a library or bookstore around here where I can get books on hunting and preserving?

Wayne:
Anything at all to do with hunting or preserving the meat, smoking it, whatever the hell it is, talk to Kevin over there. That's your man. [Kevin gets slapped by a woman] Outdoorsman? What's your fascination with all that stuff?

Alex:
I'm going to Alaska.

Wayne:
Alaska, Alaska? Or city Alaska? Because they do have markets in Alaska. The city of Alaska. Not in Alaska, in the city of Alaska, they have markets.

Alex:
No, man. Alaska, Alaska! I'm gonna be all the way out there, all the way f***ing out there. Just on my own. You know, no f***ing watch, no map, no ax, no nothing. No nothing. Just be out there. Just be out there in it. You know, big mountains, rivers, sky, game. Just be out there in it, you know? In the wild.

Wayne:
In the wild.

Alex:
Just wild.

Wayne:
Yeah.

Alex:
Just...

Wayne:
What are you doing when we're there? Now, you're in the wild, what are we doing?

Alex:
You're just- you're just living, man. You're just there, in that moment, in that special place and time.

Wayne:
Yeah.

Alex:
Maybe when I get back, I can write a book about my travels.

Wayne:
Why not?

Alex:
You know, about getting out of this sick society. Society!

Wayne:
[coughs] Society!

Alex:
Society, man!

Wayne:
Society!

Alex:
Society! Society!

Wayne:
Society!

Alex:
Society, you know! Society! 'Cause you know what I don't understand? I don't understand why people, why every f***ing person is so bad to each other so f***ing often. It doesn't make sense to me. Judgment. Control. All that, the whole spectrum. Well, it just...

Wayne:
What people we talking about?

Alex:
You know... parents, hypocrites, politicians, pricks.

Wayne:
[points to Chris' head] This is a mistake. It's a mistake to get too deep into all that kind of stuff. Alex, you're a hell of a young guy, a hell of a young guy. But I promise you this. You're a young guy. Can't be juggling blood and fire all the time!

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