Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed in Wild.
Fox Searchlight Pictures.
I was wondering when we were finally going to get this video! A new Wild music video of 'El Condor Pasa (If I Could)', Simon & Garfunkel's song that serves as the main theme for the Jean-Marc Vallée, just just been released on Yahoo. It's nice to get this highlight reel towards the end of Oscar road, since this song itself virtually defined the year in movies for me ever since Vallée used it to kickstart a Wild interview back at TIFF and took the song as a thread in the table's exploration of Cheryl Strayed's powerful story. I love the snippets they use to highlight the performances of Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, and the intricate cutting of the video tells a story itself simply through the associative editing between the actors, movements, and images, which is a fine tribute to Vallée's (overlooked) work on the film. It's been a great ride, Wild!