#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A docudrama that centers on amateur grizzly bear expert Timothy Treadwell. He periodically journeyed to Alaska to study and live with the bears. He was killed, along with his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, by a rogue bear in October 2003. The films explores Treadwell’s compassionate life as he found solace among these endangered animals.
Plot: 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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A Perfect Match
Anyone who has followed the trajectory of Werner Herzog from the time of “Even Dwarfs Started Small” will understand the immediate appeal that the Treadwell story must have had for this intensely brilliant German director. Treadwell must have seemed to Herzog like a Laguna Beach version of his Fitzcarraldo and his Aguirre and even of Herzog himself in his more unhinged moments. This film appears at first to be a fair minded documentary about Tim Treadwell, the ‘protector’ of all things natural and wild in the remote regions of Alaska. What Herzog shows us, however, is that what Treadwell really needed protection from was reality itself and that his escape into the wilds was just a deadly game of denial.
The film is also a meditation on the brute force of nature, on art and on human hubris. My wife found the ‘character’ of Tim Treadwell so ludicrous and offensive that she had to leave the theater. For my part, I was in awe of both Treadwell’s incredible physical courage coupled with his absolute lack of judgment and his insane narcissism. He struck me as a cross between Pee-Wee Herman and Marlon Perkins, the guy who narrated the Mutual of Omaha nature documentaries that showed up on Sunday afternoons in the 60’s and 70’s.
The word is that Hollywood, in the person of Leonardo DiCaprio, was a financial supporter of Treadwell’s ‘mission’in Alaska and that a Hollywood version of the story is due out sometime soon with Di Caprio playing the lead. I know I won’t be going to see that version because it will just continue the lie and the myth that Treadwell tried so hard to create and sustain. Even at his most intense moments of profoundity Treadwell had nothing to ‘say’ to anyone about either bears or himself. It was all self-serving and self-congratulatory and it is only in his grotesque death at the hands of a rogue grizzly that any meaningful message finally comes across. (Herzog thankfully spares us from the actual experience which was caught on audio but not on video because the lens cap had been left on.)
Its hard not to feel sorry for Tim Treadwell and the young woman who died with him, but the ‘native’ scientist in the film put it quite nicely “My people have been living nicely with bears for thousands of years and we know enough to stay out of each other’s way.”
Tim Treadwell wanted desperately to cross the boundary into the ‘way’ of the bear because the ‘way of the human’ was too much for him. Despite his goofy, childish demeanor he revealed himself to be a man of deep anger and resentment. However, if the bears had let him live he would probably be considered something of a folk-hero in ‘reality’ obsessed America.
Herzog shows us that there was nothing real about Treadwell at all and that the bears knew a lot more about him than he ever would of them.
More than a simple wildlife documentary (although it does contain some stunning wildlife footage), “Grizzly Man” is the multi-layered portrait of a complicated man: gentle, persevering, dedicated, naive, delusional, crazy. It’s about obsession, about hubris, and ultimately about the voyeuristic nature of filming itself; it is certainly a rare experience to witness audiovisual footage of a man a few hours before his unexpected death, filmed by himself. Werner Herzog documents a story which speaks directly to him, and it shows. If I have one problem with the film, it’s the coroner – he plays it a little too theatrical in front of the camera. *** out of 4.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Documentary, Biography
Director Werner Herzog
Writer Werner Herzog
Actors Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog
Country United States
Awards 21 wins & 17 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton LTR, Zeiss Super Speed and Canon Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm, Video
Cinematographic Process Digital (HD), DVCAM (found footage), Super 16
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)