Post by on Feb 11, 2008 18:21:39 GMT -5
millergirl4 said:I finally got to see this movie. It is being released to DVD on Feb.12 and so I was expecting to see it then but the 'cheap' movie theatre here just got it this past weekend. It was $20 for three of us and that includes popcorn, licorice and drinks. Thinking that it was such a late release for this movie we showed up last minute to find the theatre packed with people. Luckily we were to meet some friends there and so they got all our seats for us. There wasn't an empty seat left by the time the previews started.
I have never heard a theatre so quiet before. Everyone was engrossed in the movie, even Kiki.
The cinematography was beautiful beyond words and teh movie was inspiring. My sweet honey bunch (Emile Hirsch who starred as Christopher McCandless) did an amazing job as did Sean Penn for his directing skills. I'd see this movie again and again.
After we got home we watched on youtube videos of others who have gone to the 'magic bus' in Alaska. Actual footage of the bus that Chris lived and died in. Some of his belongings are still in the bus (except for a few articles which were stolen and either sold on ebay or kept as a keepsake ) In a weird way I would like to go up there myself.
You are so lucky, I have been dying to see it but it never played anywhere near me.
Good to know it is coming out on DVD tomorrow, I will have to pick it up. And as you will see in another thread I am digging Emile too ;D