Grizzly Man and Werner Herzog

Finally got round to watching Grizzly Man, the documentary about Timothy Treadwell who believed he had some kind of bond with bears and other animals, and that it was his calling to protect them. He was actually a talented cameraman and shot some amazing footage, but Herzog captures his increasing paranoia and disconnection with the human world, and the sense of menace as Treadwell boasts about managing to co-exist with some of the most dangerous predators alive, a few days before his death.

On the DVD is also a wonderful documentary about the recording of the haunting soundtrack with Richard Thompson and Jim O’Rourke. Herzog is in complete control. I need to watch the rest of his films now.

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