Saturday, November 3, 2007 its right name

This is Christopher Johnson McCandless. His story is told in the newly released movie "Into the Wild" directed by Sean Penn - adapted from the book by the same name.

Last night we went out with some friends to the opening of our newly anointed Cinemagic IndieArt theatre - which is basically one screen in a regular theatre that will be dedicated to art house movies. After the champagne and hor de 'vours provided by local companies, we seated ourselves to view this movie.

So compelling is the story, so philosophical, so tragic - it would be a shame to miss such beautiful storytelling. It's moving in its cinematography, and equally stirring with its music. An amazing story of a man I never met, yet will never forget. After denying his real name and dubbing himself as "Alexander Supertramp", he realizes that everything must be called by its right name - and so signs he - Christopher Johnson McCandless - on his final epitaph. Left behind is a legacy of people who loved him, and a profound wisdom only realized as he lay dying.

If you have an opportunity to see it - you must.


Rose said...

Thanks for stopping by with your comment! You're right, a balanced life is hard to come by. Thinking about seeing that movie but the trailor made it seem like he was thumbing his nose at his life just to be contrary. Is it more than that then?

Nonna said...

Rose - it's way more than that. He was running away from a life of deceit and lies. The book delves much more into it than the movie, but the crux of it is that his parents lived a phony life, and he wanted truth. Its truly about his quest for truth, and in the end he dies learning the greatest truth. Its sad and beautiful all at the same time. If you decide to see it, I would love to hear your take on it.

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Anonymous said...

Is so sad that he had to died in order to find out his truth, he has so mucho in his heart to forgive, he scaped, he denied his own name, and yet he healed I think he saw God at the end!! so beautiful and yet so sad, I cried a lot and told myself you need to change and be happy!

Anonymous said...

the beginning and middle of the movie inspired me 2 do sumthing with my life

its a really great movie
everyone should see it

DI said...

I just finished watching the movie, it was very well done. I'm so sad he had too die to find the truth. I also believe he saw god in the end. It was a very beautiful movie I will not soon forget Christopher Johnson Mcandless.