In this episode Movies To Watch Before You Die, Mark is joined by guest Alden Roth (Instagram, Twitter, Youtube) as the two break down the 2007 film Into The Wild. Directed by Sean Penn. Starring Emile Hirsch.
Based on a true story, Into The Wild details the journey of recent college graduate Christopher McCandless as he embarks on a trip across America to the Alaskan wilderness in an effort to cope with his poor relationship with his parents and general lack of identity.
In this episode, the guys talk about a bunch of themes such as exploration, happiness, solitude, nature, literature, transcendentalism, minimalism, relationships, complacency, and self-sufficiency. Mark voices concern over Alden’s similarities to Alex in the film and Alden talks about the importance of interpersonal relationships. Tune in to see why.
Did you also know that Into The Wild is based on the 1996 novel by the same name? Written by Jon Krakauer, the book explores the travels of Christopher McCandless across the American frontier, as well as the author’s experiences as he attempts to retrace the young Christopher’s footsteps. Get it for yourself on Amazon or iTunes.
The movie also featured a large number of books that Chris carried with him on his journey:
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