History Film / GrizzlyMan

10th Jan '17 3:27:03 PM jamespolk
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It chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast, wildlife activist, and aspiring documentarian Timothy Treadwell. Treadwell, a self-taught bear researcher, spent thirteen summers of his life on Alaska's Kodiak Island, in close proximity to grizzly bears. Treadwell's habit of living amongst grizzly bears without taking any safety precautions bemused both professional bear researchers and Alaskan locals, but also made him a minor celebrity. Things ended horribly, however, when Treadwell's last trip among the bears ended with him and his girlfriend Amie Huegengard being eaten.

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It chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast, wildlife activist, and aspiring documentarian Timothy Treadwell. Treadwell, a self-taught bear researcher, spent thirteen fourteen summers of his life on Alaska's Kodiak Island, in close proximity to grizzly bears. Treadwell's habit of living amongst grizzly bears without taking any safety precautions bemused both professional bear researchers and Alaskan locals, but also made him a minor celebrity. Things ended horribly, however, when Treadwell's last trip among the bears ended with him and his girlfriend Amie Huegengard being eaten.
10th Jan '17 3:23:35 PM jamespolk
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*** This was at least partially justified. Jewel Palovak, who was executive producer of the film, said in a subreddit in 2014 that Amie's family did not want to be in the spotlight in the wake of the attack, and out of respect for her family and memory, Amie is not focused in the film.
10th Jan '17 1:45:34 PM jamespolk
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''Grizzly Man'' is a 2005 American documentary film by German director Creator/WernerHerzog and featuring a musical score from Music/RichardThompson. It chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast, wildlife activist, and aspiring documentarian Timothy Treadwell.

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''Grizzly Man'' is a 2005 American documentary film by German director Creator/WernerHerzog and featuring a musical score from Music/RichardThompson.

It chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast, wildlife activist, and aspiring documentarian Timothy Treadwell.
Treadwell. Treadwell, a self-taught bear researcher, spent thirteen summers of his life on Alaska's Kodiak Island, in close proximity to grizzly bears. Treadwell's habit of living amongst grizzly bears without taking any safety precautions bemused both professional bear researchers and Alaskan locals, but also made him a minor celebrity. Things ended horribly, however, when Treadwell's last trip among the bears ended with him and his girlfriend Amie Huegengard being eaten.
29th Dec '16 10:39:21 AM nombretomado
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** There is also a short clip from ''The Late Show'' where DavidLetterman interviewed him and jokingly asked if [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Tim would eventually get eaten by a bear.]] (This clip is only in the theatrical version as copyright issues caused it to be replaced with another interview segment for the video and television versions.)

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** There is also a short clip from ''The Late Show'' where DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman interviewed him and jokingly asked if [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Tim would eventually get eaten by a bear.]] (This clip is only in the theatrical version as copyright issues caused it to be replaced with another interview segment for the video and television versions.)
1st Dec '16 5:50:49 AM Prinzenick
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Tim routinely insulted tourists, which he considered akin to poachers... despite the fact he came into contact with the bears for the first time as a tourist himself. He also considered that the park rangers' plane that flew over the area ''twice a month'' was harassing the bears. For extra irony, the Park rangers noted that there had never been a recorded incident of poaching at this national park.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Tim routinely insulted tourists, which he considered akin to poachers... despite the fact he came into contact with the bears for the first time as a tourist himself. He also considered that the park rangers' plane that flew over the area ''twice a month'' was harassing the bears. The park rangers point out that ''Treadwells'' actions could actually put the bears at real risk of harm and death. By familiarizing them with human contact, he increased the likelihood that they would approach human habitation seeking food, and cause a confrontation in which animal control would have to kill them. For extra irony, the Park rangers noted that there had never been a recorded incident of poaching at this national park.


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* RealityEnsues: Treadwell's sentimental view of nature, thinking he could tame the wild bears, clouds his thinking and leads him to underestimate danger, eventually resulting in the death of him and his girlfriend at the maw of a grizzly bear.
1st Dec '16 5:46:25 AM Prinzenick
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Tim routinely insulted tourists, which he considered akin to poachers... despite the fact he came into contact with the bears for the first time as a tourist himself. He also considered that the park rangers' plane that flew over the area ''twice a month'' was harassing the bears.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Tim routinely insulted tourists, which he considered akin to poachers... despite the fact he came into contact with the bears for the first time as a tourist himself. He also considered that the park rangers' plane that flew over the area ''twice a month'' was harassing the bears. For extra irony, the Park rangers noted that there had never been a recorded incident of poaching at this national park.


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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: In the past, Treadwell was seen as an expert among animal rights groups, but the documentary reveals just how clueless and in over his head he was with dealing with the bears, and that he had more arrogance and self righteousness than real knowledge of nature.
26th Oct '16 6:45:50 AM Prinzenick
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* HilariousInHindsight: The movie begins with a clip of Treadwell gleefully putting his unprotected hand into a pile of bear poop, beaming in awe that it was once inside the bear but now he's touching it (see the quote under "Cloudcuckoolander" above). Treadwell's recklessness ultimately resulted in him and his girlfriend being eaten alive by a bear - all that remained of Treadwell was his head, spine, and one of his arms, the bear ate the rest from collarbones down (''including'' the bones). The bear was later killed by park rangers, and the film subsequently interviews the doctor who performed the autopsy...who describes in some detail pulling out what ''was left'' of Treadwell from the bear's colon, already mostly digested. Treadwell was excited about touching bear poop - and he quite literally ''became'' bear poop.
19th Sep '16 12:51:34 PM TheDragonDemands
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* HilariousInHindsight: The movie begins with a clip of Treadwell gleefully putting his unprotected hand into a pile of bear poop, beaming in awe that it was once inside the bear but now he's touching it (see the quote under "Cloudcuckoolander" above). Treadwell's recklessness ultimately resulted in him and his girlfriend being eaten alive by a bear - all that remained of Treadwell was his head, spine, and one of his arms, the bear ate the rest from collarbones down (''including'' the bones). The bear was later killed by park rangers, and the film subsequently interviews the doctor who performed the autopsy...who describes in some detail pulling out what ''was left'' of Treadwell from the bear's colon, already mostly digested. Treadwell was excited about touching bear poop - and he quite literally ''became'' bear poop.
19th Sep '16 12:44:01 PM TheDragonDemands
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* BavarianFireDrill / RefugeInAudacity: One of the more disturbing aspects of the film is how many people just ''assumed'' that Treadwell was some kind of wildlife expert, because he had video of himself with the bears - when he actually ''was not'' a trained zoologist, biologist, or really had any formal wilderness survival training whatsoever. Clips are shown of him even being invited to give presentations at ''elementary schools'' about his "work" with the bears - again, because people assumed he wouldn't be doing this if he wasn't trained or didn't know what he was doing. He even got interviewed on TV by David Letterman. Several interviewees were stunned after Treadwell's death to see the uncut footage of his delusional and self-aggrandizing rants, including his constant paranoia about utterly non-existent "poachers" he believed he was defending the bears from.



* RefugeInAudacity: One of the more disturbing aspects of the film is how many people just ''assumed'' that Treadwell was some kind of wildlife expert, because he had video of himself with the bears - when he actually ''was not'' a trained zoologist, biologist, or really had any formal wilderness survival training whatsoever. Clips are shown of him even being invited to give presentations at ''elementary schools'' about his "work" with the bears - again, because people assumed he wouldn't be doing this if he wasn't trained or didn't know what he was doing. He even got interviewed on TV by David Letterman. Several interviewees were stunned after Treadwell's death to see the uncut footage of his delusional and self-aggrandizing rants, including his constant paranoia about utterly non-existant "poachers" he believed he was defending the bears from.
8th Sep '16 10:35:54 PM spasskysteve
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** Immediately after that, Treadwell notes that these animals, "can kill,can bite, can decapitate.''

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** Immediately after that, Treadwell notes that these animals, "can kill,can kill, can bite, can decapitate.''



* NeverFoundTheBody: Harshly averted. Treadwell's severed head, spine, and arm were found, with the watch still ticking on it, along with a ribcage that may have been Amie's. And then, once the authorities killed the bear that ate him, they found the rest of him (and Amie) inside it. Have fun sleeping.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: Harshly averted. Treadwell's severed head, spine, and arm were found, with the watch still ticking on it, along with a ribcage that may have been Amie's. And then, once the authorities killed the bear that ate him, they found the rest of him (and Amie) inside it. Have fun sleeping.
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