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4.0 out of 5 stars Into the Wild.....Scotland style!, 8 Mar. 2013
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I must confess that I loved this film on several counts: first it was shot in B&W, secondly the location was scenicaly interesting in itself and thirdly the main character was just that...a real character! Once I got into the minimalistic rhythm of the film (no sound score and little if any dialogue) I found it engrossing. How a man could live such an austere life in todays "modern" age amazed me. This is the story of a present day Mountain Man sans the living off the wild touch. Alright, he lives alone in the forest but he lives in a clutter of junk accumulated by himself which at times leaves one wondering if he really is just an unusual character or in fact not quite the full quid!! He inhabits an old forestry building, hostel or whatever but doesn't aseem to hunt either, although he does fish in one scene without any evident success.
The extras seem to indicate that he is a cross between a character out of "Last of the Summer Wine"....i.e. having boyhood adventures in later life....riding an old motorbike on snow packed roads.... and an Edward Abbey crossed with ex Hippie era drop out!
Whatever, you have to admire his steely determination to remain alone in the wilds, without company and enjoying the most basic of existences. The fact that he erects a "tree house" (I won't spoil the way he does this or what it is for you) or maybe "Crow's Nest" seems to illustrate the point that he is of an unusual frame of mind to say the least and I guess the only reason I didn't give the film a five star rating was that there is obviously a story here, of how he came to be like that which leaves one feeling a little unfulfilled.
On the whole the film is really an eye on this chaps existence as it is today without the explanation of the why's and wherefore. Maybe a second instalment will take us deeper into the story?? Here's hoping.
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Hey are there any subtitles?
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