ITW Film Review Scott Summary_response assignment

ITW Film Review Scott Summary_response assignment - SLCC...

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SLCC Weber Summary-Response Unit In your writer’s notebook, sketch out a plan/outline for a response to the following article: 1) What ONE key idea from Scott’s review would you respond to? 2) What would be your thesis? And your ideas for your body paragraphs? (the two to three points you would want to make about that ONE key idea from Scott’s article) 3) What life experience would you use to illustrate your ideas? Into the Wild Directed by Sean Penn . Review by A.O. Scott, The New York Times , September 21, 2007 There is plenty of sorrow to be found in "Into the Wild," Sean Penn's adaptation of the nonfiction bestseller by Jon Krakauer. The story begins with an unhappy family, proceeds through a series of encounters with the lonely and the lost, and ends in a senseless, premature death. But though the film's structure may be tragic, its spirit is anything but. It is infused with an expansive, almost giddy sense of possibility, and it communicates a pure, unaffected delight in open spaces, fresh air and bright sunshine. Some of this exuberance in the film, with releases worldwide through February, comes from Christopher Johnson McCandless, the young adventurer whose footloose life and gruesome fate were the subject of Krakauer's book. As Penn understands him (and as he is portrayed, with unforced charm and brisk intelligence, by Emile Hirsch), Chris is at once a troubled, impulsive boy and a brave and dedicated spiritual pilgrim. He does not court danger but rather stumbles across it - thrillingly and then fatally - on the road to joy. In letters to his friends, parts of which are scrawled across the screen in bright yellow capital letters, he
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