Aside from the draining task of completing a Law exam, this evening I awakened my senses to the tragically beautiful film Into The Wild.
The movie is based on the true story of a young American boy by the name of Christopher Candless who rejected a consumerist world, abandoning the prospects of a Harvard education and wealthy family inheritance by donating his college fund to charity and setting out into a world of solitude. His social emancipation lead him to travel miles from home with his eyes on Alaska.
During his exploration, he befriends a variety of characters and while their relationships are only temporary encounters, Chris imparts on them his contagious optimism, his desire for true happiness and ultimate freedom the only destination.
The film was written and directed by Sean Penn who brings to life the magical, breathtaking landscapes to portray to viewers not only what Chris saw but the way in which he saw it. It seems that you could just about pause the footage anywhere and admire a breathtaking view of nature. Rich with wisdom that nurtures the soul, viewers walk alongside our solitary hero and witness his own pursuit of happiness, recorded in his journals.
Into The Wild is nothing short of magnificent, Chris' courageous spirit inspiring many for years to come.
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