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Old 12-04-09, 09:56 AM
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Question "Into the Wild"

Have you seen it?

I watched it last night with dd Katie. She's been going on about it for weeks now- and wants both the movie and book for Christmas. All I can say is WOW! it really made an impact. I can't stop thinking about it.
 
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Old 12-04-09, 10:14 AM
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I watched it a while back. Great movie, now go read the real story.
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Old 12-04-09, 12:40 PM
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I've read the book and seen the movie (GREAT soundtrack BTW). That kid was REALLY a selfish idiot but it does make for a great story. She should look into John's other books if she liked Into the Wild, he's a great outdoors writer.
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Old 12-04-09, 12:47 PM
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Here's the thing that pissed me off about the story (not the movie or book)...if he had taken the time to research and plan out his stay...he would've lived. He was just a few miles away from help. When the zip line broke...if he'd only walked around a little further there was a BRIDGE there. Too bad Alaska has to now deal with the "Christopher McCandless Syndrome". There was an interview with the hippie lady (I can't recall her name) and she was also misrepresented in the movie saying she wasn't estranged from her son at the time...she often worked w/ rescue missions or something and that's how she met Chris.

Don't get me wrong, I really did enjoy the movie...but the true story is a totally different story.
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Old 12-04-09, 01:22 PM
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I didn't read anything about a broken zip line or bridge? But apparently there was a cabin nearby loaded with supplies (for hunters, I think). If he had used a map he would have clearly seen it marked on that. This is just tidbits I've been reading on-line.
 

I'm going to read the book when Katie's finished with it. I can't wait.
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