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Into the Wild. How to Succeed by breaking all the Rules. A film review

Into the Wild, A film by Sean Penn. 2007.
Based on the journals of a young Emory University graduate who went to live in the Alaskan wilderness only to succumb to the natural forces around him, this powerful and beautiful film succeeds in the most unusual ways.
It is long, 148 minutes, with a complicated time line that goes back and forth erratically. It has an inordinate amount of voiceover, and printover, and takes place largely on an old rusty bus sitting in a field in Alaska.
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May 9, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , | Leave a comment