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Grizzly Man

Released on 01 May 2006

Featuring: Timothy Treadwell & Werner Herzog

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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In this mesmerizing documentary, acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell.

Treadwell lived unarmed among the bears for thirteen summers and filmed his adventures in the wild during his final five seasons. In October 2003, Treadwell's remains, along with those of his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, were discovered near their campsite in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Reserve. They had been mauled and devoured by a grizzly, the first known victims of a bear attack in the park. (The bear suspected of the killings was later shot by park officials.)

Herzog plumbs not only the mystery of wild nature, but also the mystery of human nature as he chronicles Treadwell's final years in the wilderness. Herzog uses Treadwell's own startling documentary footage to paint a nuanced portrait of a complex and compelling figure while exploring larger questions about the uneasy relationship between man and nature.

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 Engaging, humourous & tragic

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Timothy Treadwell was a thirty-something guy who loved animals - grizzly bears in particular - and for the last 13 years of his life he would spend 2 months of every summer alone in the Alaskan wilderness watching, studying and protecting nature.

For the last 3 years, he had been filming his adventures and amassed 100 hours of footage. In the summer of 2003, Treadwell and his girlfriend Ana, were mauled to death by a grizzly bear.

Grizzly Man, directed by Werner Herzog, is an account of those last three years and combines Treadwell's own footage and interviews with friends. Herzog narrates throughout.

It's a fascinating movie featuring some wonderful landscapes and real close-up nature but it's Treadwell who provides the real heart to the film. A somewhat dysfunctional and incredibly theatrical character, he shares some intimate moments with the camera and also lets off steam with unintentionally funny results.

Some of his opinions about harmony between man and nature naively idealistic, rather than realistic and it's because of this that it is often hard to sympathise with him. Yes, his death was a tragedy, but one can't help but wonder if he expected it. Herzog certainly suggests this might be the case.

I went in to this one knowing very little about it and whilst the film has an undeniably tragic core, it's also bursting with humour and passion and boasts a great score.

A surprise gem.

 Great from Werner Herzog

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This documenrary about Timothy Treadwell a man who spent 13 years trying to understand how grizzly bears live has an almost surreal quality to it.Treadwell was obsessed with how the bears lived and spent every summer for 13 years living among them until tragedy struck.Director Werner Herzog also narrates this great documentaty

 This movie is something else

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This is the first Werner Herzog movie I've seen. I don't really know how to review a movie like that, since I feel I can't judge it by the usual standards. Some parts of it were really sad and moving. Others sent chills up my spine. One scene specifically (about Timothy's watch) was really contrived. But my favorite thing about the movie I think was how Herzog usually left the camera rolling for a few seconds after the interviewees finished what they had to say, just to capture those moments of silence and (sometimes) awkwardness, which felt really authentic. I think Herzog saw a lot of himself in Timothy's tortured soul. Also, one of the most breathtaking scenes in the movie is where Timothy captures an intense fight between two bears.

 Not a Werner Herzog fan!!

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I have to admit this film - although very moving in places - annoyed me to no end. It was not the subject matter, nor the annoying interviews with overly dramatic old friends, it was Werner Herzog.
This film is supposed to be an exploration into the mind and motives of Timothy Treadwell, the passionate and somewhat eccentric man who lived for 13 summers with grizzly bears, but Werner Herzog is very biased and seems to attack and make fun of him at every opportunity. Given that he had 100 hours of Treadwell's footage you would also have thought that he would have included more shots of the wildlife interacting with Treadwell, and Treadwell better explaining his love of the bears, but Herzog decided to use footage which made him look like a complete fool, even making fun of the fact he staged certain shots for editing purposes.... He was trying to make a documentary what do you expect?!!
I also thought that Werner Herzog's desicion to narrate the film himself was very irritating, his monotone voice and silly accent made it seem boring, insincere & even hard to understand at times.
Still a very moving film which you will come away from and won't soon forget, but I just found the directing terrible.

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ActorsTimothy Treadwell & Werner Herzog
DirectorWerner Herzog
Certificate15 years and over
Year2005
LanguagesEnglish
Duration1 hour and 40 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.