Saturday, January 21, 2006

Grizzly Man (***)

Grizzly Man is an interesting, slow-moving documentary about man and nature, and how Timothy Treadwell crossed the line by getting so close to grizzly bears and underestimating their ferocity. Treadwell was a wildlife fanatic who would spend months at a time camping in the wilderness and surrounding himself with foxes and grizzly bears. Director Werner Herzog pretty much lets Treadwell speak for himself as most of the footage in the movie was shot by Treadwell. The movie makes for a fascinating character study and has truly breathtaking visuals. The camera gets so close to the bears, and knowing that Treadwell is killed by one, you almost expect one of the bears to suddenly turn on him on screen. For those of you who are faint of heart, relax. We don't see his death, even though it was captured (at least the audio) on film. It's just a shame the muscial score is so repetitive and annoying. If you can get past the first 20 minutes, you'll enjoy this one.


At 10:37 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

Glad you liked it. Didn't you find the forensic patholigist to be a little strange? Some of his sequences seemed possibly staged.


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