Haven't read the book or had a chance to see the movie yet, but the soundtrack to Sean Penn's latest film, Into The Wild, has Eddie Vedder composing the entire soundtrack. Entertainment Weekly caught up with him in New York on his way to the Toronto Film Festival and the interview is quite interesting...
As a parent, it's gotta be hard to see Into the Wild — watching this kid turn his back on his family.
I think parents will learn a lot from this. I think even if they haven't done anything wrong...yet...it's gonna have a profound effect. It's hard to get through a kid's life without f---ing them up. And no matter how good you are, at some point your kids are gonna have to create their own independence and think that Mom and Dad aren't cool, just to establish themselves. That's what adolescence is about. They're gonna go through that no matter what. And I think that'll be an interesting time. I'm thinking about it myself. [Chuckles] These are troubled times, too. Do you force your kids to pay attention to what's going on, or do you let them live their lives outside of it? My hope is that my child is a strong activist. That would make me most proud.
What if she rebels against your liberal politics and becomes a neo-con?
[Laughs] Aaaah... I don't think so. I really don't. Just knowing her now? It would be shocking. It's certainly not in her nature now. She's 3 years old — that's like the height of liberalism. Liberalism comes naturally.