#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.
Plot: After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
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Stunning scenery, brilliant directing from Sean Penn, soulful songs from Eddie Vedder, and a remarkable, true story. Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) is a college graduate from an affluent upbringing who decides to abandon his possessions and money and to live life out on the road, ala Jack London or Jack Kerouac during parts of their lives. He’s a fascinating character because of his idealism and his nonconformity; he’s intelligent and kind, and yet he doesn’t value human relationships, preferring solitude and a deep connection to nature. Hirsch plays the part very well, displaying an easy, personable warmth but at the same time a determination to go his own way, damn the consequences. He also really looks the part, including scenes where he had to lose quite a bit of weight. His character is troubled from an upbringing that was riddled with strife, and in one moments says so simply (and sadly) “Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past,” and yet we get the feeling that is just one aspect of a complicated and yet simple guy.
I think some people are turned off by what they feel was a glorification, but I didn’t feel that way at all. We see the trail of tears he leaves behind him, with his parents and sister devastated by not hearing from him, and him ignoring some of the kindly advice he receives along the way. He is also brutal to an old man (Hal Holbrook) who so very generously offers to adopt him, in what is a fantastic scene. Holbrook is also brilliant when he tells the young man “when you forgive, you love.” We see him take risks which pay off (kayaking down a rampaging river), and of course others which do not (going into the true wild of Alaska without a map or enough preparation). For that he is sometimes vilified or mocked, but I admired him for not conforming like the rest of us, and for living life on his own terms. He certainly was not cheated. And in the end, he has his moment of realization, that “happiness (is) only real when shared”, which is a moment that is incredibly poignant.
I loved the literary references in the film, starting with the title card quoting Byron, which seems so perfect: “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods; / There is a rapture on the lonely shore; / There is society, where none intrudes, / By the deep sea, and music in its roar; / I love not man the less, but Nature more…”
And at the end as I thought about McCandless’s life, I thought that this passage from Thoreau was nowhere more suitable: “Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”
Beautiful Film, Even Better Than The Book
For a movie to be even better than a good book is no small feat. Yet, that’s how I felt after watching this film. It really impressed me. One of the reasons is the fantastic cinematography. Man, this is a beautifully filmed and, at 142 minutes, there are a lot of great scenes to admire.
Sean Penn directed and Eddie Gautier was the Director Of Photography. I can’t stand Penn as a person but fair-is-fair and I think he’s great as a director, having seen his work in “The Pledge” and “The Crossing Guard.” The main actor, Emile Hirsch, who plays “Chris McCandless” (a.k.a. “Alexander Supertramp” reminded me of Leonardo DiCaprio with his looks, build and voice inflection. He is very credible as the young guy who wants nothing to do with materialistic society and dreams of living in the wilds of Alaska. The problem was that he was unprepared and underestimated what he was up against.
Two people who fascinated me the most in here were two extremes, age-wise – Hal Holbrook and Kristen Stewart. It was really great to see the veteran Holbrook (“Ron France”) again. He was about 82 when he made this film and hadn’t acted in a film in a few years. He was terrific, too. He had some of the most memorable scenes in the story. Meanwhile, teenager Stewart was captivating as “Tracy Tatro,” who had a crush on “Alex.” This young woman is on her way to stardom.
Brian Dierker and Catherine Keener also were really, really interesting as the aging hippie couple, “Rainey” and “Jan.” I kept thinking, I know this guy when listening to Dierker’s voice, finally guessing it was Jeff Bridges underneath all the beard….but it Dierker, a guy who rarely acts in films.
Knowing the book, the only part of the film that caught be off-guard was the young Swedish couple. I don’t remember them in the book but I’ll never forget this in this film!! One could debate the pros and cons of Chris McCandless for hours, so no sense going into that here. I thought the film was pretty kind to him. You read more in the book about how he hurt a lot of people with his silence. Either way, it’s a a fascinating story and a beautiful film.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 28 min (148 min)
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama
Director Sean Penn
Writer Sean Penn (screenplay), Jon Krakauer (book)
Actors Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 104 nominations.
Production Company River Road, Paramount Vantage, Art Linson Productions
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1, 2.39 : 1
Camera Aaton 35-III, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Angenieux Optimo and Canon Lenses, Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Angenieux Optimo and Canon Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Angenieux Optimo and Canon Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (processing)
Film Length 4.08 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573, Eterna 400T 8583)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)