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Into The Wild – “You forgive, you love”


A great movie with a message … Laura and I watched the DVD over the weekend … a must see. Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild” Film tells the story of Christopher McCandless as he traveled through the US.

Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) meets Hal Holbrook (Ron Franz) along his journey and Christopher befriends the old man.

Christopher challenges Ron to climb to the top of a hill to gain a different perspective.

Hal Holbrook (Ron Franz)

I’m going to miss you when you go.

Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch)

I will miss you too, but you are wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from the joy of human relationships.

God’s place is all around us, it is in everything and in anything we can experience.

People just need to change the way they look at things.

Hal Holbrook (Ron Franz)

Yeah. I am going to take stock of that.

You know I am.

They are both looking at the view from the top of the hill including the vista, the blue sky and the billowy cumulous clouds and the sunlight breaking through the clouds.

I want to tell you something.

From bits and pieces of what you have told me about your family, your mother and your dad …

And I know you have problems with the church too …

But there is some kind of bigger thing that we can all appreciate and it sounds to me you don’t mind calling it God.

But when you forgive, you love.

And when you forgive, God’s light shines through you.

The camera cuts back to the vista, clouds and sunlight …

Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch)

Holy shit!

Hal Holbrook (Ron Franz)

I told you about that language!

They both break out into belly laughter … fade to black.