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King_Ghidra
01-02-2006, 13:14:02
'...is to Rentaghost'


http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,,1695584,00.html

Timothy Treadwell spent years filming bears - he believed they were his best friends. Then, in a far corner of Alaska, he was mauled to death. Now Werner Herzog has sifted through his footage to produce a chilling vision of his life.

Gramercy Riffs
01-02-2006, 13:25:40
I read about this the other day, looks interesting.

The guy seems quite a loon.

Japher
01-02-2006, 14:29:10
Dateline or Nightline, or something like those shows, did a segment on the guy a few months ago

he was a nut job

Venom
01-02-2006, 14:39:47
They've been advertising it a ton on the Discovery channel and I laugh every time I see the commercial. Most of the ads have been playing it as a regular old nature documentary and totally leave out the part about him being eaten by a bear. There's going to be some suprised people Fridya night.

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-02-2006, 20:21:01
Originally posted by Gramercy Riffs
I read about this the other day, looks interesting.

The guy seems quite a loon.

Treadwell or Herzog?

Herzog is notoriously eccentric. He just used to get overshadowed by Klaus Kinski who was quite possibly the most bonkers man ever.

King_Ghidra
02-02-2006, 09:09:55
mm,, i've see Aguirre wrath of god which is great, but much more fascinating was the documentary i saw about kinski and herzog's relationship, which was wonderfully compelling

there was a great bit where during the filming of aguirre, the headmen of the amazon indians who were acting as extras came to herzog and offered to kill kinski for him

King_Ghidra
06-02-2006, 12:12:24
oh and to completely threadjack my own thread:

http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1701602,00.html

Not content with voyaging up the Amazon or making acclaimed documentaries about grizzly men, it seems that Werner Herzog also helps out Hollywood movie stars in peril.
When Walk the Line star Joaquin Phoenix overturned his car on a winding Los Angeles sideroad last Thursday, it was the 63-year-old German director who sprang to his rescue.

Venom
06-02-2006, 13:12:14
I watched a little bit of this over the weekend, and holy shit, that Treadwell guy is fucking bat shit crazy.

King_Ghidra
06-02-2006, 13:23:08
from the Guardian review:

There are too many choice moments to describe here, but among the classics is his sudden zooming-in on an immobile bumble bee on a flower, which he tearfully describes: "Isn't this so sad? A bumble-bee expired while it was doing the pollen thing. It's beautiful . . . it's sad . . . it's tragic . . . it's . . . WAIT! The bee just MOVED! Is it . . . is it just SLEEPING?"

:lol:

http://film.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/Critic_Review/Guardian_review/0,,1700738,00.html

Venom
06-02-2006, 14:21:28
You need to watch it KG. It's unbelievable. The man is clearly retarded. There are many moments like that.

Another choice one is when he touches some bear shit and is completely marveled by it. He is amazed that, by touching this bear's shit (a bear that he has a name for) he has, in his own words, "Been inside" the bear.

Also, the bear shit, was definitely in the woods.

Nills Lagerbaak
06-02-2006, 14:32:40
""been inside" the bear." Well, we all know where this series is headed, don't we...

mr_G
06-02-2006, 17:53:32
Originally posted by Venom
You need to watch it KG. It's unbelievable. The man is clearly retarded. There are many moments like that.

Another choice one is when he touches some bear shit and is completely marveled by it. He is amazed that, by touching this bear's shit (a bear that he has a name for) he has, in his own words, "Been inside" the bear.

Also, the bear shit, was definitely in the woods. :lol:

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-02-2006, 19:33:08
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
mm,, i've see Aguirre wrath of god which is great, but much more fascinating was the documentary i saw about kinski and herzog's relationship, which was wonderfully compelling

there was a great bit where during the filming of aguirre, the headmen of the amazon indians who were acting as extras came to herzog and offered to kill kinski for him

I highly recommend Kinski's autobiography. It's mostly lies, but extremely entertaining and unbelieveably filthy.

Drekkus
08-02-2006, 15:44:13
"Poor Mr Treadwell. He loved those bears. And they loved him. Yum, yum!"

:lol:

BigGameHunter
12-02-2006, 14:43:13
There's a great Canadian docu about a guy who builds a suit to allow him to get close to grizzlies in the wild. Hilarious and interesting...called "Project Grizzly".

Venom
13-02-2006, 13:06:06
The Bear Suit guy is also retarded.

JM^3
13-02-2006, 13:30:23
I keep thinking that you are refering to gay hairy man sex

JM

Venom
13-02-2006, 13:33:34
I can't be held responsible everytime you think of hairy men having sex.

Venom
13-02-2006, 13:36:03
The project Grizzly guy's suits. He spent thousands of dollars to build these things.

http://img.engadget.com/common/images/7818251847282450.JPG?0.26128883038934936

Funko
13-02-2006, 13:36:43
Is that the guy? I've seen those suits a few times on the net. :lol:

Venom
13-02-2006, 14:14:36
No, they're 2 guys. The guy that got eaten obviously wasn't smart enough to wear one of those suits.

Funko
13-02-2006, 14:47:09
Damn. :(

Debaser
13-02-2006, 15:14:47
Somebody was telling me about that bear-suit guy documentary once, it sounds great. If I remeber correctly (probably not) the first time he tries out his suit they drive him out into the middle of some woods, set him up, leave him, and within about 5 minutes he's managed to fall over, can't get up, and is left there for hours with no bears even taking an interest in him.

BigGameHunter
15-02-2006, 14:27:11
Looks like he watched a lot of Jet Jaguar.

MDA
16-02-2006, 12:16:38
Inside the bear

Venom
16-02-2006, 13:35:00
That's an old Battlestar Galactica picture.

MDA
16-02-2006, 16:06:57
yes, yes it is

Nills Lagerbaak
10-03-2006, 00:26:43
Oh my god! This film is brilliantly done. It is fucking sad to the point of tears/laughter (if, like me you remember a guy called Mark Green (see thread on autism). I must admit I was moved.

JohnT
21-03-2006, 05:59:12
It was a good movie, with everybody who knew anything about the animals being absolutely pissed at Treadwell, with one Native American saying everything but "serves him right for fuckin' with the bears, the fuckin' asswipe."

Tragically, Herzog decides not to allow the audio of his and his girls maulings in the movie, but even worse he teases the dark part of our souls that wants to hear it with scenes of Herzog listening to it.

Bastard. What does he think I watched the movie for?

It was a lot better than March of the Penguins, about the same caliber as Darwin's Nightmare and Murderball, and not in the same league as Rize or Fog of War*.

*Yes, I know FoW is a 2004 release. It's just so damned good that it deserves to be touted whenever possible.

JM^3
21-03-2006, 06:34:31
So other people died also?

JM

JohnT
21-03-2006, 13:10:50
Treadwell's girlfriend was killed as well. Both people were eaten and the bear who did it was shot and killed, the remains still partially digested in the bears' stomach.

King_Ghidra
28-01-2008, 09:45:17
Watched this finally. Brilliant. Echo the comments above.

maroule
28-01-2008, 10:40:37
saw it last year, quite unsettling
Looking at herzog face when he listen to the tape recorded during the killing (he does, you don't) is chilling

King_Ghidra
28-01-2008, 10:52:26
yeah that was haunting. he gave her some good advice though.
frankly everyone in this film apart from the pilot seemed to be a crackpot. the coroner...jeez.