Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Soundtrack: Into the Wild

I am forgoing the top (Entertainment Weekly) 100 list again to tell you another favorite of mine...Into the Wild. This movie came out in 2007 and is a story based on the book by John Krakauer but Sean Penn wrote the screenplay..oh, and directed it. It is about a college graduate, from a privileged background, who decides to give his lifesavings to charity and hike across Alaska. Emile Hirsch is in the lead role and was brilliant. I recommend watching it for his performance alone. It's just a bonus that the music in it is fantastic!!

Anyway, the lead singer of Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, created the soundtrack for the film with some folksy, bluesy tunes that really helps you delve into the young man's journey.

I have two songs that stick out in particular for me but the entire album is fantastic!

My favorite song might be Hard Sun.

Here is another great song from the soundtrack: Rise. A little sidenote: this was the beginning of Eddie Vedder's ukulele obsession. He now has an entire solo album featuring that instrument.

Had to add one more...

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