into the wild.

after having read, and loved, the jon krakauer book back in college, i have finally seen sean penn's version of the story.
something about christopher mccandless' self-proclaimed adventure has always been very magnetic to me. i realize that his motivations for 'leaving society' were not pure, and possibly self-centered and naive, but his act of extracting himself is something i admit to daydreaming about. certainly, backpacking accomplishes this for me, but in a much more tempered sense.
i should note that i loved the movie. it was beautiful and (i feel) well casted. i believe that sean penn was able to capture the paradox of christopher mccandless' journey. the fact that he shot the movie totally on location is evident and invaluable.

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