Books: 2/52. Movies: 29/365: Into The Wild
"I found you Tracy T, I found you" I said as I saw Kristin Stewart’s character strumming on her acoustic in Slab City. I saw this film years before I knew who Kristin was and I’ve often thought "which one was she?" but I never found out until least night when, flicking through the TV guide, I saw Into The Wild advertised on the very night that I finished reading On The Road (which obviously inspired this film and shared allot of themes regarding escapism from the trappings of a respectable yet isolated environment and independence). So I watched it and found Kristin looking beautiful as ever but it was also one of the most moving experiences of my life, I’ve never been so emotionally effected by anything in my life. I’ve read the criticism’s of his story including some ignorant park ranger who said he was so unprepared that it was suicide and a bunch of other bull shit written by people who hardly/never knew him. Also, It was a little over glamorised and if it wasn’t for the inevitability of what happened at the end it would have been a bit cheesy (with all of the motivational quotes and all) but it was just such an emotional story, the people he met (the old man in particular, his loneliness broke my heart) and to see what he saw and just to see his will and determination, it was just an incredibly moving story that will stay with me for a long time.