this is a lovely song by eddie vedder from the film “into the wild”. directed with an artist’s eye by sean penn, the film has much lyricism. it’s the true story of christopher mccandless, a bright young man who decided to abandon all worldly possessions, hitchhike to alaska and live in the wild. a stunning decision.
i loved the use of christopher’s diaries to fill out the film’s narrative. however, the crosscuts with past family scenes and his sister’s commentary (which both strain to explain the whys of his journey) are disruptive. they break the film’s spell. emile hirsh is spectacular.