Herzog injects himself into the story of Timothy Treadwell in the same way that Treadwell injects himself into the lives of these bears. This is definitely a documentary that is an interpretation of a story rather than an objective view, but Treadwell makes for such an interesting character, his story is so tragic, and Herzog crafts such a compelling narrative that it works like gangbusters.
Timothy Treadwell loved nature. He loved the bees, he loved the trees, he loved the skies and the seas; but, above all, he loved the grizzlies. Treadwell spent thirteen summers in Katmai National Park and Reserve, Alaska. Dissatisfied with the park's performance, Treadwell claimed to be saving the grizzly bears by living among them and filming his experiences. In 2003, to the surprise of few, he and his girlfriend Amie were killed and eaten by the object of his fascination.…
Pretentious German fellow tells the story of an arrogant man-boy flirting with bears, in a documentary that is sometimes cringe-inducing, sometimes painful, and often unintentionally hilarious.
Some people would have you believe that this documentary is anti-bear propaganda. However, people are brainwashed from a young age to believe that bears are nice.
-Winnie the Poo
-The Coca-Cola Bears
Who do you think is behind this?
The BerenSTEIN Bears.
Wake up, sheeple.
I don't agree that Treadwell deserved his fate (as one of the park rangers says), but I do think he was spectacularly idiotic. I think that his actions should be condemned. I think he got himself, his girlfriend, and one of the bears he was trying to protect killed out of hubris and madness and pain, and that while I extend my sympathy to his pain and madness, his hubris is disheartening.
As such, I left this documentary with a…
a guy hangs out with a bunch of bears and gets eaten. wow didnt see that coming.
Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man about Timothy Treadwell is as my former-film teacher described; a tragi-comedy that is devastatingly tragic; bordering poetic and at times the choices made by Herzog are seemingly masterful yet also respectful.
The film captured by Treadwell is absolutely fantastic, for what I've seen out of the 100 hours he did record; let alone the other time he spent at the park; not only interacting with Bears, but other wild animals as well. As a documentary; the…
(In Werner Woice)
A disconcerting portrait of masculinity at its most guilelessly destructive. Voices of Treadwell and Herzog tell their own overly convicted stories, though Amie Huguenard's silenced voice speaks the only prevailing truth throughout.
All else is left to theory,
and the unruly beauty that is nature;
the wonder that is life.
This documentary is so powerful. It tells the story of Timothy Treadwell, who dedicated his life to live with grizzly bears in the wild. Just think about that. You can already tell that you're in for something special. This man filmed over 100 hours of his experiences living among and interacting with these ferocious animals. He was willing to die for these animals, to his very end when one of the bears brutally kills him. This documentary goes in depth…
Herzog applies his unique storytelling instincts to a story that must've been very hard to figure out how to tell before he came along. Not only is it a respectful chronicle of the subject's tragedy and mystery, it also fits like glove into a body of work already rife with obsessive protagonists verging on madness who strive to change nature but are ultimately overwhelmed by it.
Really fascinating. I guess what got me in the end was my own confusion about how I feel about the issue and themes of the film. Maybe that confusion is the point? I'm not sure, there's a lot to think about here.
it is so weird, but this director draws a very fine line between fiction and non-fiction, between documentaries and what it is not and in this case delivers a movie that portrays the real man and the “media” legend.
HERZOG should be the narrating voice of everything, he has the strange ability to grab your attention while never stealing the spotlight from his subject.
the first thing that strikes me about the movie was the fact that the director tells…