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Grizzly Man


Timothy Treadwell, Kathleen Parker, Warren Queeney, Willy Fulton View All


Werner Herzog (Screenplay), Werner Herzog (Director) View All

Release: Aug. 12th, 2005
Runtime: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Werner Herzog's documentary film about the "Grizzly Man" Timothy Treadwell and what the thirteen summers in a National Park in Alaska were like in one man's attempt to protect the grizzly bears. The film is full of unique images and a look into the spirit of a man who sacrificed himself for nature.
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On one level, this is the strangest nature documentary you'll ever see. Foxes trot like pets behind our talismanic & troubled protagonist as he walks through panoramic grasslands towards sun-warmed mountains..
What initially appears to be a documentary about a driven and courageous individual doing admirable work quickly fades. It doesn't take long to realize that Treadwell's psyche, which seems to unfold as the film does, is Herzog's real focus..
Herzog peppers this footage with interviews with Treadwell's friends and Alaskan acquaintences, including the pilot who found his, and Amie Huguenard's, remains in October 2003. Grizzly Man's opening monologue with Timothy describing the effect of a bear attack was eerily prophetic... .
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