The fact that Timothy spent an incredible 35, hours, spanning 13 years, living with the bears in Katmai National Park, without any previous mishap, escapes people completely. I have a certain admiration for his courage, recklessness, idealism, whatever you want to call it, but here is a man who managed to get himself and his girlfriend eaten, and you know what?
But his set was the outdoors and there was no director to spar with; his sparring partners were nature and his own troubled psyche. But for Timothy Treadwell, this bear was a friend, a savior. Treadwell usually left the park at the end of summer but that year stayed into early October.
Chris Knipp 24 August For thirteen years "grizzly man" Timothy Treadwell went to an Alaskan wildlife refuge on Kodiak Island and pitched his tent alone -- and the last couple of times with a girlfriend Amy Huguenard -- spending the summers among huge grizzly bears.
Was Timothy Treadwell an inspired radical operating outside the academic naturalist establishment - or a pain in the neck with personal issues?
The director advised Jewel Palovak the owner of the tape to destroy it rather than listen to it. It is a superb documentary, because Treadwell has not been coerced or set up; he was enough of an amateur to be relaxed and unselfconscious, yet enough of a professional to generate all this outstanding footage, and quite rightly Herzog declines to patronise or make fun of him.
But he also rants and rages embarrassingly and tiresomely against unseen enemies, poachers, sightseers, rangers, hunters, park officials, the whole urban settled world he runs from to this world he idealizes and blindly sees as perfect.
Herzog notes that nature is cold and harsh. Letterman had joked that Treadwell would be eaten by a bear. But for Herzog, the fact that nature is a harsh, indifferent, and—perhaps most of all—resolute force makes it a revealing test of our will and frailty as human beings. What haunts me is that in all the faces of all the bears Treadwell filmed, I discover no kinship, no understanding, no mercy.
The versions televised on the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet both retain this scene. Is he gathering information, or taking refuge among creatures he need not please, only keep a safe distance from though he continually comes closer to bears than the park rules and good sense require?
Like Kinski Treadwell had tantrums on a film set.
This is a line so many other touchy-feely "nature" and "wildlife" films cross. Herzog hides none of this in his portrait, which is both sympathetic and ruthless. He auditioned for Cheers, but the shock and disappointment of coming second to Woody Harrelson sent him over the edge into drink and drug crises.
Yet nothing else will do. And this blank stare speaks only of a half-bored interest in food. He tells the camera you must be firm with the bears, and he says he knows how to handle them, even though he also repeatedly says he knows he may die there.
Park officials repeatedly warned him that his interaction with the bears was unsafe to both him and to the bears. It should not be sitting on your shelf in your living room all the time.
For one, Herzog has repeatedly been guilty of taking his camera into exactly the kind of perilous situations that got Treadwell into trouble. He must also have been more desperate, perhaps more careless? He has a soft sissified manner and voice and even says he wishes he were gay.What 'Grizzly Man' tells us about Werner Herzog.
The Movie Review: 'Grizzly Man' Christopher Orr. Jan 10, Grizzly Man, the most extraordinary documentary of (yes, better than the. Grizzly Man is a American documentary film by German director Werner wine-cloth.com chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy wine-cloth.com film includes some of Treadwell's own footage of his interactions with grizzly bears beforeand of interviews with people who knew, or were involved with Treadwell, as well as.
Grizzly Man: **** Werner Herzog has once again given us one more reason to claim him as a genius. 'Grizzly Man' is a fantastic documentary, one of the best I've ever seen, and it certainly stands aside from the rest.
Feb 23, · This film is possibly my favourite documentary in existence. Werner Herzog struck gold here and I bloody love it. Grizzly Man Review Samantha Selby. Grizzly Man: Werner Herzog's Vile. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Grizzly Man at wine-cloth.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.
I think that Werner Herzog did a great job in making you understand Treadwell and his need for independence and his adventurous spirit, while also keeping the documentary grounded in reality - Timothy. Aug 11, · "Grizzly Man" is unlike any nature documentary I've seen; it doesn't approve of Treadwell, and it isn't sentimental about animals.
It was assembled by Herzog, the great German director, from some 90 hours of video that Treadwell shot in the wild, and from interviews with those who knew him, including Jewel Palovak of Grizzly 4/4.Download