Fact: Into The Wild star Emile Hirsch has made his directorial debut by taking charge of Daft Punk's new video for Alive. The quirky promo features a dance-off between two rival Venice Beach, California skateboarders.
Fact: Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder has recorded a cover of punk icon John Doe's THE GOLDEN STATE for a new EP. The track is a collaboration with CORIN TUCKER, with whom Vedder recorded HARD SUN for the Into The Wild soundtrack. The new EP features a remix, demo, a live version of the song, and the original version from John Doe's 2007 album A Year in the Wilderness.
Quote: "He told me that people in my generation really need to have the courage to stand for something. I took that to heart - the idea of young people taking more responsibility." Emile Hirsch recalls what his Into The Wild director Sean Penn taught him.
Quote: "It was quite a shock. Sitting out there (listening to the nominations) is like waiting for a reprieve from the governor." Veteran actor Hal Holbrook was on edge while the Academy Award nominations were read out on Tuesday (22Jan08) morning. His performance in Into The Wild earned him a Best Supporting Actor nod.