Lately, the bear guys have come up in conversation.Â Confusingly so.
Firstly, there is the bear suit guy.Â He’s not dead; he’s been broke, but still alive.
Then, there is the grizzly man.Â You know, the one who tried to be Dian Fossey’s ursine equivalent. He’s dead.Â Being dead, money matters to him a bit less.Â As does the longevity of his watch.Â In holywood-terms, this is the one they would describe as a bear-fscker.Â Then, there is the astounding similarity to Steve Irwin — especially in death.Â Crikey!
Learning the details of the movie, they were tastelessly amused: Â money quote:
The film consists of Treadwell’s own footage of his interactions with grizzly bears before he was killed, and of…[redacted]
They really want to see this footage he made after he was killed, but not during.Â They think Herzog was right to ask the owner to destroy that recording.Â It would be too much like overplayed footage of the WTC attack/collapse.Â Herzog is smarter than CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC and CBS combined.
And, having seen him eat his shoe — for one of the films they think is the best ever made — they take him as a man of his word.