My wife and I recently rented Into The Wild, a movie based on a true story about an idealistic young man named Christopher McCandless from Annandale, Virginia. Christopher turns away from hi-tech society, leads an adventurous life, and makes his way up to the Alaskan wilderness. One point that the story illustrates is that practicing self-reliance alone in Alaska is not easy.
The movie runs a little long for my taste (2 hours, 28 minutes), but is not bad if you break it up. An interesting side note is that the soundtrack for the movie was done by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.
Several years ago, I read Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer and remember enjoying the gripping story. The movie is based on Jon Krakauer’s book.
The Bottom Line
I recommend Into The Wild in both book and movie forms.