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Death by Bear.

I watched Grizzly Man last night.  I was impressed.  I might write more about it, but I’m not sure there’s too much to say.  Tim Treadwell lived the life he wanted, had the death he wanted, and his life was then amply and skilfully documented by Werner Herzog.  I consider it a life well-lived, which did not have a bad end – considering the problems he had otherwise.

And the movie is worth watching just to hear the way Germans of Herzog’s stamp say “bears” – bay-uhs.


  1. And of course, there is the amazing scene where his Long Island Dad says “We caught him smoking marijuana. Had to put the kibosh on that.”

    Posted on 22-Aug-11 at 11:30 am | Permalink
  2. alext

    his documentaries – particularly cave of forgotten dreams (about 30k year old art in the Chauvet caves; still playing in 3D in nyc after 4 months), encounters at the end of the world (about Antarctica), and Little Dieter Needs to Fly (about an American POW’s escape through the jungles of Vietnam) – are generally great experiences to watch.

    Posted on 23-Aug-11 at 1:19 am | Permalink
  3. I believe it. Grizzly Man was certainly well put-together.

    Posted on 27-Aug-11 at 12:53 pm | Permalink
  4. Oh yeah. Little Dieter is awesome. I didn’t like Cave that much, but my expectations were extremely high.

    Posted on 30-Aug-11 at 11:34 am | Permalink

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