“The film documents the life of "the Girzzly Man" timothy Treadwell through his leftover footage from thirteen summers he lived with, and immersed himself into the grizzly habitat and culture.
“Moving and fascinating, this is an exceptional film that holds up the complexities of our modern human condition against the simplicity and glory of a breathtaking natural backdrop.
“ In difficult circumstances he often achieved stunning photographic results.
“ The shots of the Alaskan wilderness were breathtaking.
“ I just call that stupidity and a waste of (his/her) life.
“ fascinating real character .
“ While I do feel that Treadwell was a confused nut who was just begging to be mauled over by these animals, it all makes for a pretty fascinating watch.
“ Grizzly Man is one of the most fascinating and impressive documentary films I've ever seen.
“ Nonetheless, an intriguing film and one that should encourage intelligent debate, and for that, it's very good.
“ It's not easy to watch, especially knowing how it all ends, but it's fascinating to witness the work of this unique and arguably unstable man.
“ and how they are dragged away by Bear 141 screaming in shock and agony as their loved ones scream and scream ...
“Second, the movie is a fascinating piece of artwork.
“ The documentary, most of which is taken from Treadwell's own video-taped narratives, is fascinating viewing.
“ Perhaps this is the point, but I personally found it grating and nearly unwatchable.
“ There's a kooky, intriguing protagonist who seems on edge throughout.
“ Even with all these shortcomings, the documentary deserves to be seen because of Treadwell's absolutely fascinating candid footage.
“ McCandless was another bored, spoiled, upper middle class white boy whose easy life was seen as something 'terrible' to deal with.
“ This movie was boring and silly.
“ He consistently violates park authority rules - which are there for the comfort of the bears and the safety of the humans - and rants about what a waste of time these rules are.
“ Unbearable drama...
“ There's unexpected humour, alongside tragedy and triumph, and a great score.
“Second - The others in the film, with the exception of Treadwell's parents and the airline pilot, were just as contrived and corny as he was.
“ This documentary, written, directed, and narrated by German madman maestro Werner Herzog, has very little in it that isn't worth seeing, and at its best brings some of the most captivating, candid, and entertaining documentary footage of the year.
“ Herzog treats the miraculous life of Treadwell with huge attractiveness to the bizarre and obsessive soul of Treadwell, through Treadwell's own observations as a filmmaker, bear-lover and outsider, Herzog captures magical moments of the tragedy, the uniqueness and the compelling journey this is.
“ The film seemed very contrived and exploitative of Treadwell, his story and Grizzly People, the foundation for conservation that he left behind.
“ The scene with the two male bears fighting over a female demonstrates the breathtaking ferocity and power these creatures are capable of.
“ Watch this personal, moving, surprising, shocking, unpredictable film, and maybe you will understand Herzog's tasteful decision to leave the tape unheard.
“ He's a fascinating real life character either way.
“ Werner Herzog examines the life and death of self-proclaimed Grizzly bear researcher and protector Timothy Treadwell in this fascinating documentary.
“ But to try to make a poetic statement about this obviously deranged individual was pointless.
“ This is what makes this documentary worth watching.
“ Though the film raises complex questions that do not lend themselves to easy answers, it has nonetheless been seized upon by the corporate media to denounce environmentalists and those who dare to live on the edge of society.
“ The film was poor on many levels: First - Treadwell's video footage was contrived.
“ Fascinating documentary .
“ The structure of the film reveals that Treadwell slowly detached himself from society and immersed himself entirely in bear society.
“ The film beautifully explains the value of a simpler and slower way of living that is forgotten in the world of today.
“ Plus all of the comments will be with totally dull people who will say, "We filled about three trash bags with humans," and have little to no emotion, or worry.
“Don't waste your time or your money on this one.
“ This said the film was enjoyable.
“ But it's also about a man who wanted to create an illusion, a man with many insecurities who found meaning in something completely unexpected.
“ My wife found the 'character' of Tim Treadwell so ludicrous and offensive that she had to leave the theater.
“ Inasmuch as this film poses and then answers that question, it is intriguing and definitely worth watching.
“ This is a propaganda flick if I ever saw one.
“ Where Treadwell sees cuddly things he'd die for, cooing he loves them, even as he actually taunts the bears, as if they were stuffed animals, like the teddy bear he sleeps with in his tent, Herzog sees indifferent creatures who could make a meal out of you at any time, and we see a well meaning idiot, the New Age nuts that revere him, and a film that is perversely fascinating.
“ A poor documentary about a fascinating individual.
“A star-struck and envious Werner Herzog posthumously wags his boring finger at a man who lived his life on the edge and had something original to say.
“ Is the man Timothy Treadwell, and a fascinating subject for a movie.
“There are so many overt gimmicks like this that at one point I wondered if this entire spectacle was a tongue-in-cheek satire of himself (like he did in "Incident at Loch Ness"), but it becomes obvious from Herzog's sappy, disingenuous epilogue that he's really trying to push this propaganda.
“"Those who react to the film this way have obviously fallen for Herzog's clever (yet extremely obvious) propaganda.
“ Fascinating exploration of an image .
“ Wait for this lunatic's life story on the Discovery channel or National Geographic as they would do a much better job if they chose to waste their time on it.
“ 'Grizzly Man' Is Not another Christopher Guest 'Mockumentry' As some film goer's are led to believe, It is however An Unbelievable true tale from Fitzcaraldo Director 'Werner Herzog, This Documentary chart's the tragic tale of Intrepid Naturalist Timothy Treadwell,A bear 'NUT' who decided to live among the bear's in the vast plains of Alsaka, Tragically Treadwell, who along with his girlfriend were unfortunately killed by the very animal he sought to protect, Werner Herzog combine's Treadwell's video diary's and footage to bring to the screen a Tragic but somewhat breathtaking account of man versus wilderness, 'Grizzly Man' is is destined to become one of the finest documentary's ever made,
“This movie is a very fascinating and tragic study whose effects linger long after the film ends.
“ a kind of master's class in a schizo documentary- sometimes quite amusing and entertaining, other times very somber and depressing .
“ Fascinating Docu about an insane man who became bear breakfast.
“Grizzly Man is an emotionally taut documentary, though there are a few irritating moments of F-bombs (Timothy does appear to be a genuine misanthrope, hence his affection for barrage of cuss words) and Herzog's pretentious moralizing narration.
“Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.
“Herzog's pretentious moralizing narration....
“This could possibly be one of the worst, most boring documentaries I've ever seen.
“ However, Werner Hertzog's fascinating documentary goes beyond the realm of boundary violations and into the domain of psychiatric case study.
“ An Unfortunate, Empty Life .
“ Perhaps these unanswered questions make the film more compelling because they make the viewer think harder.
“The fascinating thing about Herzog's interviews is what he catches after his participants are done answering his questions, and we see these souls search and ponder for answers to questions they may never know the answer too.
“ Stupid piece of eco-propaganda film featuring some fugitive from the 60s.
“ Noted director Werner Herzog has edited the material along with new interviews into a fascinating study of a man who created an image of himself to suit a desire to appear to be "making a difference".
“ He knows a lot of interesting people, from his geeky friends who state the mundane as though it is profound ("I don't think he had a death wish at all.
“ This feeling of prophetic omniscience haunts the audience all throughout "Grizzly Man," a morbidly fascinating documentary about a man who is quite literally devoured by his own obsession.
“ It's obvious that he has some kind of disorder or drug-related brain damage, what with his extreme lability of mood, delusions of identity, neurotic and repetitive speech patterns, and general paranoia about the activities of his fellow humans.
“ I guess I thought this movie was more intriguing than good.
“ Even the Coroner, who, I assume was a real person and not an actor, is breathtaking.
“ All in all a fascinating character and one that doesn't interest Herzog in the least.
“ Compelling from start to finish.
“A fascinating film, this is why I love documentaries so much!
“ I find Tim Treadwell interesting in a tiresome celebrity-centric way.
“ Yes, it certainly is, in the way that Dumb and Dumber was enjoyable.
“ This is an engaging film for any audience and one of Herzog's best.
“ His intense passion for Grizzly Bears gained him fame, and misfortune.
“The film is also unique due to a fascinating subject, and an unexpected blend of tragedy and comedy.
“ He was a liar, a self-appointed expert know-nothing, an alcoholic & drug addict, a dilettante, an empty charmer who convinced a few people he was the Second Coming for them and the bears, an emotional Jekyll/Hyde, a rejected actor-wannabee who found his only "venue" in his self-made video tapes, a deluded fool who related to Grizzly bears as though they were people hiding in bear costumes, a paranoid who needed to create enemies in order to prop up his imagined value, a gay man clearly refusing to acknowledge his own orientation
and that's only the beginning.
“So all in all, while the subject matter itself is fascinating, Herzog's treatment of it leaves a great deal to be desired.
“ I say "amazingly" because you wouldn't think that a film depicting such a naked encounter - man against nature, or, properly, nature against man - would bore.
“ Fascinating documentary .
“ It's still a fascinating movie, though.
“ As a naturalist he's without many peers, but unfortunately he's equally unrivaled as a cautionary tale regarding the volatile, unpredictable disposition of the untamed.
“Comprised entirely of Treadwell's extensive footage along with separate, after-the-fact interviews, sewn together with Herzog's ponderous voice-over narration, this film achieves a near 'This is Spinal Tap,' level of unintended absurdity.
“ And he tried to be good or entertaining with it, and I can't blame him that he tried to do that.
“ Due to the directness and authenticity of his footage (this because of his own shot camera footage and the lack of social control thereabouts), the enthusiasm and pure, passionate love is tangible (and adrenaline too), even through the obstacle the medium is.
“ the bears and the personality of the subject are really interesting and great in and of itself but what the director does to this story is just disgusting, and a terrible waste of 2 or more hours of life.
“ Herzog's slow speaking, condescending voice constantly interjecting is irritating at best, ruinous at worst.
“ As a film, however, I don't rate it very high because I didn't think the interviews were very interesting, there weren't enough bear scenes to suit me, and he was very repetitive always going on and on essentially about how wonderful he is, how close to the animals, and that's what took all the artistic character out of the film.
“ In addition, all of the "breathtaking", "awe-inspiring" footage he supposedly filmed, as is described so proudly in all of the marketing literature, is not included in this film at all.
“ There exists a tension in this dynamic that is both fascinating and disturbing as it probably resonates with us all to certain extent.
“ It is one of the worst and dullest movies I've ever seen.
“ Nonetheless, we are dragged through 90 odd minutes of inane, self-important dribble which is supposed to pass as a significant insight into the human psyche.
“ Apparently "Grizzly Man" is about Andy Dick spending his summers with bears in Alaska, or so this unwatchable footage would lead you to believe.
“ An intriguing documentary .
“ Contrived, Self-Aggrandizing disappointment .
“ There are more fascinating glimpses of the wild and its creatures than in an Attenborough documentary.
“ simply propaganda .
“ It was nonsense and pointless.
“The images captured by Treadwell alone are awe inspiring.
“ The way he put together the story of Tim Treadwell and his life with grizzly's defies the constructs of formulaic "nature" doc's.
“ Filmmakers seem to know this, and the documentaries they produce tend to be sensational, one-sided, fulfilling a personal agenda that I must then agree or disagree with or frankly, just downright boring.
“ Herzog is a master at deciphering someone like this and his film is riveting from start to finish and I'm definitely hoping that I hear the title of this film when the Academy Award nominations are announced.
“ But feature length documentaries tend to disappoint me often, even outrage me for having wasted time and money, like that pointless and aggrandizing garbage film "Rize" (I stopped watching the film into an hour).
“ So Treadwell makes himself sentry, against a stunning mountainous backdrop, in an area so remote it's accessible only by air taxi.
“ Worst movie I've seen in YEARS .
“ To the degree the film helps us reserve our pity for those he hurt, the film is a stunning success.
“ There are some generally beautiful scenes in this movie and some of the most gripping animal footage ever caught on video.
“ And Herzog sits there going "no, reality is just boring old meat and potatoes.
“ I would have cut the film thirty to forty of its one hour forty-five minute running time, because much gets repetitive.
“ Werner Herzog put together this film largely from material recorded by it's subject, and that material is riveting.
“ Shallow and pointless .
“ fascinating and thoughtful real life tragedy .
“ It is definitely worth watching and gets two thumbs up from me.
“ It's thrilling that in this film, we *are* supposed to pay attention to the man behind the curtain.
“ Cliché follows cliché all delivered in a tone that suggest wisdom is being imparted.
“ Timothy liked living on the edge (as his childhood story suggests too), and I think he kicked on the adrenaline and tension that comes from the knowledge that to fail mentally in this wilderness is to die.
“ No matter what you feel for Treadwell, this is a beautiful, touching, fascinating and crushing experience.
“ Regardless of one's views of his passionate work and lifestyle, "Grizzly Man" is compelling material from start to finish.
“ The film is beautiful; the setting is nature - beautiful and terrifying as Herzog seems to think it is; the protagonist is interesting, self-indulgent, passionate, troubled, heroic, and tragic (the allusions to Klaus Kinski in this film will not be lost on followers of Herzog's work);And underlying all of this is a penetrating, clear-headed, profound and simple analysis - provided by Herzog himself.
“Herzog couldn't be a better commentator, his obvious connection and soothing narration over Treadwells stunning footage is powerful.
“ In some rare moments, he seems to almost forget he's toting the camera, and though the footage then tends to be a bit Blair Witchy, it's also the least contrived and therefore among the most engaging.
“I was forced to give Grizzly Man a 5 out of 10, both for this reason and because it was a little too slow in its pacing.
“What makes this more accessible than Herzog's other movies, is that he actually tells us explicitly how we should interpret the film: for example, that this is a film about the human psyche, and that nature is chaotic, unpredictable and dangerous - there is simply no flower-power harmony in nature.
“ It is kind of sad, but more then anything it is really boring.
“It is a slow, often painful, reveal of one man's self-vision told through his own words and actions, augmented by the personal observations of friends, family and the director himself.
“ Herzog's intriguing doc proves mental illness and 1000 pound killing machines just don't mix well.........
“ But entirely because of that, his story is a fascinating one.
“ Fascinating Study of both a man and bears .
“Update: I saw an unreleased short which parodied "Grizzly Man" and that short film was more entertaining than the first 10 minutes of the original.
“ According to the film, Aimee told Tim she was ready to leave him and that he was hell-bent on destruction.
“ Great bears, repetitive man .
“ One of the more engaging documentaries I've seen .
“This is a fascinating documentary and that doesn't surprise me, as Herzog's best work (despite fame for his feature films) are his documentaries.
“ That's just a taste of what makes this character so compelling to watch, and it often seems eerie watching the guy talking about bears, in their habit, as we know his eventual fate is death by one.
“Don't waste your money or your time..
“ Don't waste your time.
“ "Grizzly Man" also rapidly became amazingly boring.
“ A major waste of time .
“ Also, one of the most breathtaking scenes in the movie is where Timothy captures an intense fight between two bears.
“ In my opinion, this movie is a waste of time.
“Yet, there is no denying Treadwell, was mentally unhinged, even as Herzog rapturously declaims his filmic abilities with a camera, and imbues the most banal shots with an intent and skill that just is not there on screen, lacking any real style.
“ What could be a chilling climax to the documentary, an audio tape that recorded Timothy Treadewell's brutal demise, is instead diminished to a boring few minutes of film.
“ i have NEVER, EVER, EVER been as incredibly disappointed by any television show, film or documentary as i was by this contrived piece of trash.
“ Left behind by Treadwell was about 100 hours of footage that Herzog has sifted through to produce this fascinating motion picture.
“ Herzog's editorial asides undermined the documentary feel of the film for me, but who am I to argue with a guy that dragged a steamboat over a mountain?
“For sure he filmed some fascinating behaviour, no doubt to be picked over & studied by zoologists for a very long time.
“ I believe he didn't want to die the way the bumblebee supposedly did, quite unexpected and in a very non-heroic and meaningless way.
“ The director shows us breathtaking views of Alaska, as probably never has been shown before.
“ Treadwell clearly was a big fan of that other irresponsible and deluded individual, The Crocodile Hunter; obsessively filming himself in often contrived situations with dangerous wild animals.
“ This film is fascinating.
“ The documentary subject is really entertaining and makes you imagine how this guy lived.
“ The video provided by Tim is awe inspiring and intriguing to the viewer.
“This is where the film is most riveting - in Treadwell's footage, focused on the man, the bears, and the force of nature around them.
“He is a fascinating character.
“ It was still worth watching, just for the wildlife footage - I would recommend fast-forwarding through the rest.
“ Besides some great video of Bears (that without him bewailing in it), he left nothing but sorrow, grief, loss, and confusion.
“ The director then culls through the footage and assembles a fascinating portrait of this uniquely bold (and clearly troubled) human being: Treadwell spent 13 summers living amongst grizzly bears in the wilds of Alaska, before being killed by one in the summer of 2003.
“ The story of Timothy Treadwell is a fascinating one and, after hearing about the story on a daytime chat show, I was excited to see the final film.
“By the conclusion of the movie I found myself amazed that his so called friends and loved ones so quickly romanticized the his utterly pointless death.
“ Admittedly, a large portion of the interviews feel contrived/staged and some footage seems redundant, but on the overall, this a well put together and absorbing package.
“ But it got tedious to watch him throughout the rest of the movie acting like a toddler.
“ While other filmmakers his age are losing their edge, Herzog's passion for madness and nature finds a foothold in this compelling and tragic story.
“ The coldness in the eyes of the fox, the indifference in the bear's stare - stunning, haunting images that get inside your soul.
“ Fascinating documentary .
“ An engaging and fascinating story of a man who sees himself as the protector of Alaskan Grizzlies .
“) This film is utterly fascinating...
“ But what made this movie ultimately worth watching, for me, was its - perhaps inadvertent - presentation of a classic case study of narcissism.
“ Save Your Money.
“ Treadwell is one heck of a fascinating subject.
“ As a psychological profile film I thought it was quite fascinating and should be required viewing for all students of psychology.
“ I found this documentary to be very intriguing.
“They point out that she was getting ready to leave and leave him for good.
“ One scene specifically (about Timothy's watch) was really contrived.
“ Most directors would have shown this as a Discovery channel type film or would have shown Timothy as a fun loving, animal lover but Herzog doesn't play sides and unlike Michael Moore, that's what makes this such a fascinating film.
“Perhaps just as fascinating in its own way is the glimpse we get of director Werner Herzog.
“ Ironically, in his death, director Herzog came along and made him a posthumous star in what is a most compelling movie about man's relationship to nature.
“ Fascinating insight from a fascinated filmmaker .
“The entire movie is filled with the pretentious voice-over of Mr. Herzog--where he selfishly promotes his tiresome opinions about hunters and the universe.
“ This movie in my opinion offers some rather stunning wildlife footage.
“More then a documentary, this is a compelling story.
“More than anything this movie is made stunning by the waning down the 100 hours plus of footage to about an hour or so we see in the movie.
“ Cliché follows cliché all delivered in a tone that suggest wisdom is being imparted.
“ It's not easy to watch, especially knowing how it all ends, but it's fascinating .
“ Even handed, insightful and gripping film-making .
“ If anyone has watched Louis Theroux documentaries its a similar frustration, however interesting and deeply immersed you are in the material every now and again there seem to be highly contrived moments that are not needed.
“ He was killed by one of the only grizzlies he did not befriend at the park, an old already human tormented animal on the edge of survival.
“ Leaving aside the character of Timothy Treadwell for the moment, I find the film rambling, shallow and pointless.
“ The film elicits an emotional response from the viewer, not only because of its eccentric protagonist and his (and girlfriend's) eventual fate, ironically, at the hands of the same creatures he so ardently wanted to protect and bring to the world's attention, but also because Herzog (for the most part) wisely lets Treadwell's own uniquely fascinating footage - down to a few hours before his death!
“ Even at his most intense moments of profoundity Treadwell had nothing to 'say' to anyone about either bears or himself.
“ And so, with nothing to do but talk to himself, without any kind of response or feedback, his thought process is disjointed, repetitive, and rambling.
“ If I could scrub this pretentious, hypocritical "Grizzly Man" trash from my memory I certainly would.
“ What comes across is a peculiar and riveting character study.
“The movie is very much worth watching and I acknowledge that others will come to a different conclusion.
“ But mentally ill people often are quite boring, and Treadwell, so lost inside his own sad, limited, dead-end mind, bored me.
“ There are glimpses that he lets us see, sub-consciously, that reveal depression, self-loathing, sexual confusion, an overwhelming desire to be relevant in a chaotic and unsympathetic universe, and yes, even sociopathic tendencies.
“ Undoubtedly, Treadwell in his 13 seasons in Alaska took some of the most breathtaking media of the Alaskan wild ever witnessed.
“ Herzog shows great respect for Treadwell's intense desire to discover a sense of place and purpose within a higher immaterial order, while similarly displaying affection for Timothy's corporeal drive to convincingly demonstrate both his superiority and masculinity to all of those who had expressed doubts and engaged in interference.
“ Worth watching if you haven't seen it.
“Don't waste your time watching this movie, find something better to do with your time.
“ It is a movie about the dark and dull mind of Werner Herzog.
“ I highly recommend it to anyone regardless of whether you have any interest in bears, nature, Treadwell or Herzog.
“ Herzog has taken some 100 hours of camcorder footage shot by Timothy Treadwell out in the wild, and made a thoroughly compelling narrative out of here.
“ All he filmed was himself talking a lot of contrived sh1t and crying like a little 15 year old pseudo-goth drama student when he comes into contact with the harsh realities of nature, which he claims to be so "at one with".
“ Werner Herzog, a masterful documentarian, has used 100 hours of video footage shot over five summers by Timothy Treadwell to craft an intriguing story of this man, whose fanatical devotion to Alaskan Grizzies led him to take risks that, in 2003, finally resulted in a lethal attack by a bear that killed him and his companion, Amie Huguenard.
“I had to do a forced march through the boredom.
“ It had some great wildlife cinematography, but the scenes where they interviewed people were really boring.
“ The drama that it plays out is both powerful and compelling and reverberates with the audience on many levels.
“ Without a doubt, the worst movie experience.
“ biggest waste of 2 hours of my life .
“ One of the most fascinating and powerful documentaries of recent years.
“ GRIZZLY MAN is an intriguing and deeply disturbing look at one young man's end of life experiences in the far reaches of the Alaskan wilderness, living, "working," and isolating himself with the most deadly creatures on Earth: the Grizzly Bear.
“ Pretentious, overlong and heavy.
“However, the candid character of Timothy Treadwell is stunning in valor and pathetic in delusion.
“Director Herzog does a very objective and professional representation; we see many different comments, including one from a bear biologist who is rather matter of fact when he states that he does not really understand Treadwell's psyche, but that bears while beautiful and intriguing also have a world of their own, which no human could really enter into without devastating results.
“ In any case, there's stunning footage of two grizzly males fighting for the rights to a female and it's worth the price of admission.
“ Unsympathetic and riveting Grizzly Man .
“ Werner Herzog's narration, while thoughtful, is slow and very, very accented.
“ The flick is also a fascinating nature documentary, with some great Alaskan vistas thrown in for the bargain.
“A lot of people just write him off as a sick outcast from society who wasn't doing anything valuable and therefore not worth their time, but personally I found his story to be a fascinating look at a very sad, lonely, and mentally disturbed man.
“ Entertaining, sets your mind into a spin of laughter and serious thinking.
“ The film is also very well made and can be disturbing and also quite riveting at times.
“All in all, this film is a complete waste of time.
“ It's thrilling that in this film, we *are* supposed to pay attention to the man behind the curtain.
“ I was left feeling that I had a pretty clear understanding of Treadwell's contradictory nature, and his often self-aggrandizing, often contrived, more immaturely childish than innocently childlike character.
“The story of Timothy Treadwell is both fascinating and sad at the same time.
“ Herzog's respect for Treadwell as a filmmaker comes through clearly—his footage is terrifying and fascinating, especially a heavyweight grizzly mating season battle which is followed by Treadwell piously worshipping the expelled excrement of the defeated bear.
“ Horrible waste of time .
“ After some unintentionally funny narration and dialogue, I discovered that I was bored, and sleepy.
“ Perhaps his greatest documentary so far, Grizzly Man is a compelling story about a nature loving nut case who somehow slept thru his elementary school class which explained why large predators are sometimes called wild animals...
“(The film is almost totally silent about Huguenard, who barely appears in any of the footage and who's family and friends refused to speak to Herzog) Its a riveting portrait of an obsessive man who ultimately had his own view of the world and of nature.
“ Overall, a strangely compelling and strange film.
“ What an odd and fascinating documentary on Timothy Treadwell, one of the most unlikely characters you would ever expect to live the longest among one of the worlds most dangerous animals.
“ Intriguing, fascinating movie, well worth seeing .
“ 4) The stunning man-vs-bear scenes.
“ He did it to make his life look more exciting and dangerous.
“ It's about obsession, about hubris, and ultimately about the voyeuristic nature of filming itself; it is certainly a rare experience to witness audiovisual footage of a man a few hours before his unexpected death, filmed by himself.
“ Herzog films Timothy's parents awkwardly clinging to Treadwell's childhood Teddy bear and we watch as he presents Timothy's still ticking watch to a former girlfriend, Jewel Palovak in a bizarre sequence that feels contrived.
“ Treadwells nature footage is incredibly beautiful and the fact he got away with what he was doing for so long only makes his inevitable demise that much more fascinating.. and as a bonus almost alone worth the price of the DVD, there is an excellent documentary of the great Richard Thompson and a host of other quality musicians recording the soundtrack under the production of the equally great Henry Kaiser.. For anyone who is a Thompson fan.. also a must see...
“ Grizzly Man is a fascinating movie about a very interesting man and subjects.