He ended up living in the bus for a total of 113 days and then dying. Both the movie and book of Into the Wild explore the adventure that Chris Mishandles takes, while the book focuses on comparing Chris to other people and the relationships he had, the movie focuses specifically on the life story and adventure of Chris Mishandles, therefore the movie is better than the book. The number one thing I noticed in the movie that was different in the book is that Caring (his sister) tells the entire story.
During the book though, the narrator position changes between interviewers and people he met. I think that by having Caring tell the story, the movie was a little more understandable. The book was a little complex because it is hard to determine who is telling the story. One thing the director did that really stood out to me was where he set the theme. Along the journey Mishandles goes to a handful of places. Instead of filming in one place, the director traveled all over the IIS and filmed everywhere Mishandles went. My favorite thing that the director changed was how he added captions.
The director also divided the movie into chapters. I enjoyed how he displayed quotes that Mishandles would read or write on the screen. For example, when they would read one of Uncleanness’s journal entries they would display t on the screen for you to read along. In the film I am glad that the director made sure to include the adventures with Ian and Rained, they were very important in the story. Not to mention I think that in the book it told very little about Chris and Tracy, although in the movie it went into depth.
Again the movie did a very good job of showing that Chris did not want any sort of relationship with anyone. Following Chris Mishandles death, a few months after the crime scene was revisited. After further investigation, they found out that he did not confuse the potato root and sweet pea. He actually died because the potato root plopped a mold because Mishandles was not storing them properly. Wish the director had put this in the movie. A lot of people think that Mishandles was a kid who was unintelligent and didn’t think.
This investigation shows that Mishandles was not an unintelligent kid making stupid decisions. It shows that if anyone else were in his situation, they would have died too, by accident. When Chris meets Jim Galling in the book, it tells about their conversation and explains how Jim Galling is a kind and gentle person. The director of the movie made Jim and Chrism’s encounter very short and it felt as though Jim was almost rude, which he was not. The director should not have changed this part.
My least favorite thing, in the movie that I do not think the director should have changed was putting in nudity and swearing. In the book, Chris says one swearword throughout the whole adventure. Personally to me, this movie should not have been rated R. Even though Chris Mishandles Visits the hot springs, the director did not need to show any nudity in it. I am glad that the director did not change anything that happened between Chris and Mr.. Stickles. The director did a very good job expressing how perfect their relationship was. He also did a very good job in the scene where Mr..
Stickles asks to adopt Chris. I think that overall the director did an extremely good job at this adaptation of the book. When I read the book, felt like the narrators changed too much and there were to many side stories about different people. Although, in the movie felt that it focused just on Chris. Personally, I loved both the book and the movie for different reasons. If you wanted to learn about the basic life of Chris Mishandles I would recommend the movie. If you wanted more depth than the movie I would definitely recommend the book!