'There is a pleasure in the pathless woods'

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by eddyabs, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. eddyabs

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    Little cottage in the stix
    'There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
    There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
    There is society, where none intrudes,
    By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
    I love not man the less, but Nature more....'

    [/FONT]This part of Byron's poem 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' is shown at the beginning of the film 'Into the Wild', a film directed by Sean Penn about Christopher McCandless and his journey of self discovery. It's a beautiful film, with truly sensitive acting, beautiful cinematography and the truth behind it makes it that much more compelling. The relationships that Christopher develops on his journey, especially his bond with Ron, have such a powerful message (with a lesson attached), about love.

    My roots are and always will be country, and I identified with Christopher, his feeling of peace and freedom that came with access to untouched nature.

    Anyone who has not seen it, please do, it really is a beautiful film. Kudos to Sean Penn, a great actor, and now a great director and screenwriter.

    I'd like to hear how other LPSGers who have seen the film rated it....


    #1 eddyabs, Jan 12, 2009
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