miss Sean Penns
adaptation of the best-
selling book Into The Wild
the captivating story
of one young mans
adventure across America
and into the isolation of
the wilds of Alaska...
FEATURING AN ALL-STAR CAST including Academy Award nominee Hal Holbrook
Paramount Home Entertainment presents Director and Screenwriter Sean
Penn's critically-acclaimed adaptation of the inspirational true story
of Into The Wild.
The film opens with Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch, Alpha Dog)
riding a train in the Yukon Territory. The camera zooms in on a name carved
onto one of the wagons 'Alexander Supertramp 1992'.
Two years before The Magic Bus, we are told intriguingly, Christopher McCandless
whose genius father worked for NASA graduated from Emory University
in Atlanta, Georgia, with grades good enough to enter Harvard, $24,000 dollars
in his college fund and a promising career ahead of him. But the gifted student
with a love of books turned his back on a privileged life, gave his money to
Oxfam, abandoned his car and took off on an adventure across America and into
the isolation of the wilds of Alaska.
Into The Wild is the story of a young man from a troubled and complic-ated
background who was transformed into an enduring symbol for countless people
a fearless risk-taker who challenged the precarious balance between man
Chris works his way across America, finding employment as a chef for Burger
King and a combine harvester driver. Two months into his journey his parents,
Billie and Walt McCandless (Marcia Gay Harden, Mystic River, and William
Hurt, A History Of Violence) discover he is missing when they pay a surprise
visit to Atlanta, where they thought he was living. Finding an empty apartment
they begin searching for their son.
Meanwhile, Chris has been busy exploring America: Lake Mead Arizona; The Pacific
Crest Trail in Northern California; Eastern South Dakota; canoeing on the Colorado
River and living in a cave in Mexico before heading North to Alaska meeting
a mixed bag of people on the way and affecting their lives every bit as much
as they affect his: "Rubber tramps" Rainey (Brian Dierker) and Jan (Catherine
Keener, Capote); an uninhibited Danish couple; Wayne Westerberg (Vince
Vaughn, The Break-Up) and the gentle Ron Franz (Hal Holbrook, Waking
The Dead, who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor).
The film has also received an Oscar nomination for Achievement in Film Editing.
Based on the book by John Krakeur, Into The Wild features phenomenal
performances from the all-star cast and also noteworthy are: Jena Malone (Pride
and Prejudice) as Chris's sister Carine; Kristen Stewart
as Tracy Tatro; Cheryl Francis Harrington as a social worker; and Bart the Bear!
Into The Wild is dedicated to the memory of Christopher Johnson McCandless.
Quotes from Into The Wild
Paraphrased by Chris: "Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame,
than fairness; give me truth"
"Some people feel they don't deserve love; they walk away into open spaces"
Ron, speaking to Chris: "When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God's
light shines on you"
"…I have lived through much…" Leo Tolstoy Family Happiness
The beautiful music is by Michael Brookwith, Kaki King and Eddie Vedder. The
original songs are by Eddie Vedder and the Soundtrack Album features new music
from Eddie Vedder on Monkeywrench/
J Records. Director of Photography, Eric Gautier, has taken great advantage
of the breathtaking North American landscape.
to buy or rent from March 10 (2008), the Into The Wild HD DVD and exclusive
Two-Disc Special Edition DVD both feature fascin-ating behind-the-scenes material
that takes viewers deeper inside the enthralling real-life story, characters
DVD Details: Release date 10 March | Special Features (on 2-disc DVD and HD
DVD) Into The Wild: the story, the characters | Into The Wild:
the Experience | Theatrical trailer (HD only) | RRP DVD £19.99/ HD DVD £24.99
| Cert 15 | Dolby Digital Sound | Running time 142 minutes.