I don’t want to hold a puff piece about that movie, but ‘Into the Wild’ really is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. I mean, okay, Chris’ destiny is romanticised, and with some luck or knowledge he wouldn’t have died in the magic bus (read the wikipedia article if you want to know more about him), but it’s his image, this symbol, that I and many other people admire. His story is so full of intensity and a strange, young and at the same time very old kind of wisdom. And beauty. So much beauty. It’s heartbreaking.
I don’t want to go into this any deeper. This much can be said: it is an important and a strong movie, and an important story – at least it is for me.
So I watched the movie again this night (it was, like, the 5th or 6th time), this time with my parents, and instead of commenting every scene they actually didn’t say anything. At all. I’m really proud of them. 😛 Watching this movie in silence really let the atmosphere sink in. Suffering, enjoying, absorbing, and learning together. And that’s why speech is silver, but silence is golden. 🙂