Into the Wild (2007)
Directed by Sean Penn

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."

-Henry David Thoreau, "Conclusion" to Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854)

"I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor- such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children, perhaps-what more can the heart of man desire?"

-Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness (1859)

"For a moment she [Lara] rediscovered the purpose of her life. She was here on earth to grasp the meaning of its wild enchantment and to call each thing by its right name, or, if this were not within her power, to give birth out of love for life to successors who would do it in her place."

-Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago (1957)

Figure 1: Stack of books

Figure 2: Goodbye to Tracy with watch

Figure 3: Superimposition, text over photo-recreation

Figure 4: Quote from Doctor Zhivago; revision of quote

Figure 5: Bird's eye shot of bus

Figure 6: Final photo of McCandless