History Film / GrizzlyMan

10th Aug '16 10:57:02 AM TheDragonDemands
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* RefugeInAudacity: One of the more disturbing aspects of the film is how many people just ''assummed'' 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.

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* RefugeInAudacity: One of the more disturbing aspects of the film is how many people just ''assummed'' ''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.
10th Aug '16 10:55:33 AM TheDragonDemands
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* RefugeInAudacity: One of the more disturbing aspects of the film is how many people just ''assummed'' 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.
10th Jun '16 4:28:32 AM NoxArtemis
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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.
20th Apr '16 8:29:23 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: What Tim and Amie both suffered at the jaws of the bear. It was enough to ''horrify'' no less a man than ''Creator/WernerHerzog'' [[SoundOnlyDeath just from hearing it.]]



* ThePowerOfLove: Timothy honestly believed that it was his love for the animals that protected him throughout the years in Alaska. [[GoneHorriblyWrong He is shown otherwise.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: One of the pilots who assisted the team in the aftermath of the tragedy gives one posthumously to Treadwell, as his treatment of the bears and failure to see them for wild animals was the cause of his death.



* TheSummation: The coroner's narration as to how exactly Timothy and Amie were killed are shown throughout the film.



* ThePowerOfLove: Timothy honestly believed that it was his love for the animals that protected him throughout the years in Alaska. [[GoneHorriblyWrong He is shown otherwise.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: One of the pilots who assisted the team in the aftermath of the tragedy gives one posthumously to Treadwell, as his treatment of the bears and failure to see them for wild animals was the cause of his death.

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* ThePowerOfLove: SoundOnlyDeath: The recording or Tim and Amie's deaths. Subverted as we never get to hear it, [[NothingIsScarier which is for the best]].
* TheSummation: The coroner's narration as to how exactly
Timothy honestly believed that it was his love for the animals that protected him and Amie were killed are shown throughout the years in Alaska. [[GoneHorriblyWrong He is shown otherwise.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: One of the pilots who assisted the team in the aftermath of the tragedy gives one posthumously to Treadwell, as his treatment of the bears and failure to see them for wild animals was the cause of his death.
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31st Mar '16 3:48:53 PM maxwellsilver
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* NoMedsForMe: Jewel explains at one point in the film that Tim was bipolar and refused to take antidepressants or anti-anxiety prescriptions -- he had tried medication before, but he couldn't tolerate the disturbing "deadening effect" it had on his emotions.

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* NoMedsForMe: NoMedicationForMe: Jewel explains at one point in the film that Tim was bipolar and refused to take antidepressants or anti-anxiety prescriptions -- he had tried medication before, but he couldn't tolerate the disturbing "deadening effect" it had on his emotions.
31st Mar '16 3:44:13 PM maxwellsilver
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* DoesNotLikeGuns: Treadwell made a point on never carrying a gun and [[HarsherInHindsight said he would rather die than harm a bear]]. He even refused to carry bear repellent because he felt deeply disturbed after using it on a bear once.
** It crosses into TearJerker territory when you realize that a bear repellent could've [[spoiler: very well saved his and his girlfriend's lives when a bear invaded their tent...]]

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* DoesNotLikeGuns: Treadwell made a point on never carrying a gun and [[HarsherInHindsight said he would rather die than harm a bear]]. bear. He even refused to carry bear repellent because he felt deeply disturbed after using it on a bear once.
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once. It crosses into TearJerker territory when you realize that a bear repellent could've [[spoiler: very well saved his and his girlfriend's lives when a bear invaded their tent...]]


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* NoMedsForMe: Jewel explains at one point in the film that Tim was bipolar and refused to take antidepressants or anti-anxiety prescriptions -- he had tried medication before, but he couldn't tolerate the disturbing "deadening effect" it had on his emotions.
2nd Jan '16 2:12:02 AM morenohijazo
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* NaiveAnimalLover: The documentary shows the life of Timothy Treadwell, who was one of these in Real Life, and the horrible death that befell him and his girlfriend because Nature Is Not Nice.
19th Nov '15 6:20:22 PM Taskmaster123
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* BrutalHonesty: A pilot who was at the scene pulls out no punches on his summation of Timothy. He points out that all things considered, Tim was more than likely delusional, possibly mentally handicapped, and, in the pilot's opinion, brought his death upon himself.

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* BrutalHonesty: A pilot who was at the scene pulls out no punches on his summation of Timothy. He points out that all things considered, Tim was more than likely delusional, possibly mentally handicapped, and, in the pilot's opinion, brought his death upon himself.



** Treadwell really took this up a notch. Wildlife experts who have experience with bears are invariably astonished that he was able to get so close to them, and that his fatal mauling did not come ''years'' earlier. Some of them are of the opinion that the bears themselves were so confused by his behavior that they simply did not know what to do. There was nothing in their instinctive behavior responses on how to react to a creature that approached them openly, did not flee, did not react to their warning signals or ''actually approached closer to them when they did'', shook his fist at them, and spoke to them in a sing-song voice.

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** Treadwell really took this up a notch. Wildlife experts who have experience with bears are invariably astonished that he was able to get so close to them, and that his fatal mauling did not come ''years'' earlier. Some of them are of the opinion that the bears themselves were so confused by his behavior that they simply did not know what to do. There was nothing in their instinctive behavior responses on how to react to a creature that approached them openly, did not flee, did not react to their warning signals or ''actually approached closer ''just ignored the signals and continued to them when they did'', move closer'', shook his fist at them, and spoke to them in a sing-song voice.
11th Oct '15 11:24:06 AM Foamer
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** Immediately after that, Treadwell notes that these animals, "can kill,can bite, [[HarsherInHindsight can decapitate.]]''

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** Immediately after that, Treadwell notes that these animals, "can kill,can bite, [[HarsherInHindsight bite, can decapitate.]]''''
11th Oct '15 11:23:37 AM Foamer
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** Immediately after that, Treadwell notes that these animals, "can kill,can bite, [[HarsherInHindsight can decapitate.]]''
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