Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Into the Wild



Every year during January and February, I end up playing catch up on most of the best-of movies from the year before, and 2007/2008 has been no different. Recently I caught Into the Wild, a film I had meant to see when it was first released but never quite made it. Rather than going into specifics of the film, I'll just say that I thought it was one of my favorites from last year and that it is worth seeing. There are some great themes throughout and the ending is striking.

I will say that I wish I had seen the film earlier for one other reason- the soundtrack, which features Eddie Vedder, would most likely have been in my top 10 albums of 2007 had I heard it a few months back. It is terrific, and below is one of the highlights (which features Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney) - a cover of the song "Hard Sun." Although the album is only a bit over a half-hour long, it is worth the price of purchase. Check out the movie first, though, and the soundtrack will only sound better.



Mp3: Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun

and as a bonus, here is another Into the Wild track, in demo version [courtesy Gremmie.net]:

Mp3: Eddie Vedder - No Ceiling (Demo)

1 comment:

lauren dana said...

this track rules.