Return to the Wild

Return to the Wild

The Chris McCandless Story

DVD - 2015
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A journey in the footsteps of the enigmatic young American named Chris McCandless, who vanished and ultimately perished in the Alaskan wilderness. New interviews and never before released letters probe the mystery behind the best-selling book and movie 'Into the Wild.'
Publisher: [S.l.] : PBS Distribution, [2015]
ISBN: 9781627892179
1627892176
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: PBS Distribution (Firm)

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mooooks
Oct 05, 2015

I found this to be incredibly sad. Really helps explain and illustrate WHY Chris McCandless wanted to immerse himself in "The Wild" and forget about his past. Made me somewhat angry that his parents seem to be delusional and in denial as to why he did what he did. Thought it was hilarious that the deadbeat father showed his face on this documentary, he needs help.

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bweinst1
Aug 06, 2015

This will be interesting for those who want to know more about how Chris McCandless's traumatic family life led him to pursue his path of adventure. I found this to be sort of voyeuristic and sad, which was not what I was expecting

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Fionaenzo
Jun 25, 2015

Glad to have the other half of the story. Really helps to explain his actions. Not recklessness as some have criticized, but rather an effort to be finally be free of a very painful past. His parents are a trip.

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Keogh
Apr 06, 2015

An outstanding, sad, and disturbing follow-up to the story of Chris McCandless, who cut ties with his life and wandered into America, meeting his end in an abandoned bus deep in the Alaskan frontier. I was only marginally aware of the story, having had not read the book (I tend to find Krakauer pretentious and self absorbed) and having had not caught the film. The story unfolds here with commentary from various family members, adding in more of the background to the strange decision this young man made two decades ago. What is truly disturbing is the denial of his parents to allegations being made by his sister and half-sisters, allegations of abuse, lies, and monstrous behavior on the part of the father. I am far more inclined to believe the accounts by these sisters than to believe a man who smugly says he might forgive those allegations someday. It makes the decisions by McCandless that much more understandable, and Walt McCandless comes across as a sociopath and a monster.

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LuvReadingStuff
Mar 01, 2015

I watched "Into the Wild" and I am looking forward to watching this followup documentary.

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