The book Into The Wild has been adapted into a movie of the same name directed by Sean Penn with Emile Hirsch (Lord Of Dogtown) starring as McCandless. The film’s US release date was September 21, 2007.
About Into The Wild: Chris McCandless grew up in Annandale, Virginia, and died at the age of 24 in a wilderness area of Alaska. After graduating from high school in the 1990s, Emory University, McCandless stopped all communication with his family, keep away his life savings of $ 24,000 and began traveling, later to abandon his car and burn all the money in his wallet.
Eddie Vedder Provides The Sound Track: Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was approached by veteran actor turned director Sean Penn and asked to contribute his music to the film Into The Wild. Into The Wild has some 11 Pearl Jam songs written specifically for the film. With many of the songs there is a very real sense of emotion, from heartbreak to pain, from love to lose, Eddie Vedder looks to draw from what I can only imagine are his own personal experiences. This music will resonate your body and fill your soul.
While this entire CD is outstanding the truly standout tunes are track 3 – Far Behind, track 10 – End Of The Road, and track 11 – Guaranteed.
In The Wild Release Notes:
Into The Wild is now on DVD and Vedder contributed all original music to the film and its soundtrack. The movie also stars 40 Year Old Virgin star Catherine Keener, William Hurt, Marcia Gay-Harden, and Vince Vaughn.
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