Grizzly Man

Finally got around to watching Grizzly Man, the Werner Herzog documentary about Timothy Treadwell, an eccentric — to say the least — wildlife lover who lived among Grizzly Bears in Alaska until, eventually, they ate him.  I don’t think this movie could have been successful without Herzog at the helm — the sheer kinship the German auteur feels for Treadwell’s efforts as a filmmaker in an extreme environment makes the film much more than the mockery it could have easily been or a stereotypical tale of man versus wild.

If you liked Grizzly Man, I’d also recommend My Best Fiend, a documentary Herzog made about his own relationship with the mercurial Klaus Kinski — who, interestingly enough, is compared to Treadwell in Grizzly Man.


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