Into the Wild


Friday, September 14, 2007

Studio 360 Episode 837, On the Road Emile Hirsch and Sean Penn, on the set of Into the Wild. (Chuck Zlotnick)

In 1990 Chris McCandless was just out of college. He decided to sell all his possessions, donate the money to charity, then hitchhike to Alaska to live alone in the wilderness. Jon Krakauer’s account of McCandless life and death was the bestseller Into the Wild. This week it comes to the screen, in a movie directed by Sean Penn, starring Emile Hirsch as McCandless. Penn tells Kurt why he was drawn to the story.


Sean Penn

Comments [3]

Curtis Ellison from Clare, Michigan USA

This movie is amazing but its almost impossible to be better than the book. The book goes in depth of multiple stories of people who had minds similar to Christopher McCandless. By reading the book, you might learn so much about others but if you are careful enough, you find yourself.

Nov. 27 2013 12:27 PM
Pedro Henrique Abreu Santos from Muzambinho (brazil)

What a crazy guy! He has done many cool things.

Sep. 19 2007 10:23 AM
kenneth swiader from Queens,NY

As usual another great show. I look forward to it every week.
This is such a cool story. I have to follow up on it. Also...Outside magazine has a story on this as well as the front page of the Sunday New York Times Arts and Leisure section. That's a lot of coverage! Hope the movie does the story justice.

Sep. 15 2007 08:08 PM

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