Saturday, May 14, 2011

Grizzly Man


Grizzly Man is a documentary about a guy that gets eaten by a bear
His girlfriend gets eaten by a bear too
Even though this may be (arguably) the most ‘objective’ documentary I have watched in my course this year
And Werner Herzog is really good at showing the irrational and rational opinions re. some guy wanting to live with/be a bear
The bear that eats him is cast in a particularly bad light
Like if it was a Disney movie,
This hungry people-eating bear would definitely be ‘foreign’ and have an ‘accent’ and have black, pointy eyebrows
The words “nasty” and “evil-looking” were used to describe the bear
But those words would probably have been used to describe even a bear that looked like Joanna Newsom or Michelle Monaghan if it ate a person
I imagine there are a lot of people that would want to be eaten by Joanna Newsom or Michelle Monaghan
But not so many that would like to be eaten by a bear
How unfortunate for that guy and his girlfriend
But also for 'baddies' in Disney flicks too.

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