Unpublished Opinion

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Grizzly Man

We went to see the documentary Grizzly Man today. It is about Timothy Treadwell, a man that spent thirteen summers in Alaska living among the grizzly bears, because he wanted to protect them and later educate children about them. Really, though, he just wanted to be a grizzly bear I think.

Eventually, one of the bears killed him and his girlfriend. (I am not ruining anything here. You learn this in the first moments of the movie). There is a brief graphic description of the injuries, but no video of the incident. There was audio of the attack, because apparently they turned the camera on, but didn't take off the lens cap. However, the director said that the audio is so horrific, he would not put it into the film.

The movie is a collection of Treadwell's footage of the bears (and himself) over the last few years, as well as interviews with friends, colleagues, and the coroner. A lot of the people featured, including Treadwell, were very odd. You have to see the movie to know what I mean.

E says, "He was a goofy motherfucker." I have to agree.

To me the real stars weren't the grizzly bears, but the cute foxes that Treadwell came to befriend over the years. They were very cute and they reminded me a little of Simba. I would like a baby fox.


  • You are on the ball seeing the movies before anyone else. L mentioned this movie the other day, it sounded interesting. If you do get a fox, you will have to keep it away from your penguin.

    By Blogger ShoreTurtle, at 8:23 PM  

  • shoreturtle is right..i don't know how the fox, the penguin and Simba would get along,,of course they might all be friends :-)
    I just heard about that movie.

    By Blogger Dog Lover, at 1:31 PM  

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