Into the Wild
BOOK BY JON KRAKAUER
International Bestseller & Required Reading in Thousands of Schools Around the Globe
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.
MOVIE BY SEAN PENN
Was Christopher McCandless a heroic adventurer or a naïve idealist? A rebellious 1990s Thoreau or another lost American son? A fearless risk-taker or a tragic figure who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature?
Each strand of his journey is woven into Sean Penn’s screen adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s acclaimed bestseller, Into The Wild, which is as much about the insatiable yearning for family, home and connection as it is the search for truth and happiness.
SOUNDTRACK BY EDDIE VEDDER
In 2007, Vedder was asked by friend Sean Penn to contribute music for his fourth feature-film, Into the Wild. This was Vedder’s first full length solo release.
The soundtrack is a wonderfully enchanting, haunting, and inspirational album that not only showcases Vedder’s talents but also the serene, harrowing tone of Sean Penn’s film. Rolling Stone described it as having “folksy tracks that temper the romance of absolute freedom with an eerie foreboding”.
In the end, the soundtrack to Sean Penn’s Into the Wild is a fantastic and spiritual album from Eddie Vedder.
The magnitude, fervor, and longevity of the Into the Wild community
has manifested into a life of its own.
Through all of you, this collective spirit lives on.