What's the Difference between Into the Wild the Book and Into the Wild the Movie?


Into the Wild

Released: 1996
Author: Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild

Released: 2007
Director: Sean Penn
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Chris McCandless
Chris McCandless
Portrayed by: Emile Hersch
Jan Burres
Jan Burres
Portrayed by: Katherine Keener
Wayne Esterberg
Wayne Esterberg
Portrayed by: Vince Vaugn
Ron Franz
Ron Franz
Portrayed by: Hal Holbrook
Jim Gallien
Jim Gallien
Portrayed by: Jim Galliem
Into the Wild Book vs Movie
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   The book goes into detail of Chris's childhood, highlighting events that show him as questioning society. Starts with college graduation.
   Chris takes a second trip to South Dakota, actually working for Wayne twice. Merged into one trip.
   Paints Chris as more abrasive. Ranting against authority when confronted. He replies rather abrasively, for example to the need for a hunting license. Chris is pretty easy going. An added scene is when he wants to raft down the Colorado River, he finds a way, peacefully, to find his own way.
   The author of the book actually gives his personal opions on the man he has never met and includes stories of his own adventure. The story sticks to Chris.
   These two did not exist. After rafting down the river he meets two Swedish people.
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thanks to the first 7 comments...that really helps me.
02 Mar 2015 Anonymous
So with the part about the cause of his death, the movie portrays it as poison because it was proved to be an uncommon reaction with partial starvation and the potato root that leads to poisoning that causes paralyzation, digestive problems, starvation and death.
25 Jan 2015 Anonymous
The two people he meet after rafting are from Denmark
10 Dec 2014 Anonymous
I don't think the book portrayed Chris as darkly he was still a hero, some people I know came up with him being a guardian angle sending other people on their path to what they were suppose to do. Chris didn't seem dark to me either. He was kind and polite not mean and cruel as dark would suggest. But that's just my opinion take it as you will.
07 Dec 2014 Anonymous
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02 Dec 2014 Anonymous
nigga get lit
02 Dec 2014 Anonymous
I actually enjoyed the film and the book so fuck all of you pussies
02 Dec 2014 Anonymous
fuck chris mccandless
18 Nov 2014 Anonymous
in the book chris works at Mcdonalds not Burger King, its in the movie he works at burger king
06 Oct 2014 Anonymous
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