“The sea’s only gifts are harsh blows, and occasionally the chance to feel strong. Now I don’t know much about the sea, but I do know that that’s the way it is here. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong. To measure yourself at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions. Facing the blind death stone alone, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head.” – Alexandar Supertramp
Into the wild, directed by Sean Penn, story of a twenty three year old graduate exhausted of life, pursuing freedom, pursuing truth and pursuing reason. After completing his graduation and troubled by things with his family, he decides to move on, literally! Devoids himself of all his possessions and identity he starts his journey towards north, meeting people reading books eating edible leaves and forest fruits.
I don’t feel like reviewing this movie, I am still digesting the movie, surely want to see this one a couple more times, want to get back its dialogues and a lot more little things about it. There are a lot of things that were said and done during this 150 minute life journey of Alex which needs another go at it. Ya, but I must mention for all the brothers and sisters from ‘love pearl jam’ community that it features a lot of sound tracks, and the vocals are all by Eddie Vedder, looking to download the songs from somewhere, if you have them, please share.
The movie has a few extreme moments when he moves into a complete nomad mode, he shots a moose dead, takes out his heart (correct me if i am wrong!) does activities with it and regrets it at the end of it. He tries to get all the wisdom from the books he reads (other than his delusive thought process) and gets the motivation to call things by their appropriate name; and then he’s off to the jungle weeds again, calling them by their appropriate scientific names.
Solitude is what he wanted and wisdom is what he received. Into the wild should be seen, for reasons more than just sensory. Not many of us are born Christopher McCandless, not many of us will die Alexandar Supertramp