A Blog Dedicated To Into The Wild

“It was a very hard thing for me to do,
I was sad to be leaving him.”

I love this scene because you can see the emotion in Ron, knowing that he will probably never see Chris again, even if he survived his journey. The lonely old man found a friend in Chris, someone he could talk to, do exciting things with, and overall make his life better, and now has to deal with life without him in it again. Hal portrayed him brilliantly.

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“Two years he walks the earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. Escaped from Atlanta. Thou shalt not return, ‘cause “the West is the best.” And now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual pilgrimage. Ten days and nights of freight trains and hitchhiking bring him to the Great White North. No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild. - Alexander Supertramp May 1992”

On your great Alaskan adventure.
Ron Franz - Into The Wild
Ron Franz: Well, my friend.
Christopher McCandless: Yep.
Ron Franz: I had an idea. You know, my mother was an only child and so was my father, and I was their only child, so when I'm gone, I'm the end of the line. My family will be finished. What do you say... you let me adopt you? I could be, say, your grandfather. [smiles]
Christopher McCandless: Ron... could we talk about this when I get back from Alaska? Would that be okay?
Ron Franz: [crying] Yeah, yeah. We can do that. Yeah.
Christopher McCandless: All right, Ron. Thank you.
Christopher McCandless: Do you ever travel, Mr. Franz?
Ron Franz: No, I can't seem to get too far from my leather. I do a lot of leather engraving. I got a little workshop out in the garage. Between that and my pension, I do pretty well. But every time I think I might take a trip somewhere, I get too far behind on orders and such to consider it.