Have you ever seen into the wild?
If you haven't you might want to skip this, as i might spoil your surprise. :)
I wached Into the Wild for the fisrt time a couple of months ago. I loved it. The direction, the actors and the music. I thought it was brillant.
After i saw it I could not sleep for days, I was sad and I didn't feel like eating...
The thing that really striked me it was the very last shoot. When you see Christopher's picture by the bus and you realize that it all happened for real.
It's so beautiful to see Chris at the end, wrapping himself and his sleeping bag and looking at the clouds, still bright, still full of life.
I had to watch it again, and I did, the other day, while I was painting and it got me thinking again... There are so many meanings behind the things that happen and the things that the charachers say.
Thoughout the all the film you are lead to think that Christpher, despite his young age, is the wise one, he knows something we all crave for... "Are you Jesus?" says the hippy guy.
And he is told not to do those thigs he wanted to do, to be carefull...
"This is a mistake, is a mistake to get too deep and that kind of stuff, Alex you are a hell of a young guy!" says Wayne.
"That book of yours is cool and everything, but you can't depend entirly on leaves and berries!" tells him Jan...
Like stars on his path Christpher meets people who try to indicate the way, in their own way...
And you think - Why are they saying those thing? Don't stop him, he has to go!
It's only with the last chapeter (rightly called the wise) when Alex meets Ron, you understand something that Alex has not yet seen. I especially like the very last shoot in the car, when they are talking to each other and Ron's got tears in his eyes. (What amazing actor Hal Holbrook is!)
I hold this film right into my heart, it gave me so much passion, for life itself!
A special thanks to Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch and Eddie Vedder.
Love you all!