Potential Spoilers!!! For movie Grizzly Man
You know what? I was reading the comments in my last post about the movie Grizzly Man and Red said that she heard that a double bill of Into The Wild and Grizzly man would be a great idea...and I realized...hmmm...I think I am the only person who thought that Grizzly Man was a mockumentary!
I thought Grizzly Man was "Spinal Tap with Bears"...or "Blair Bear Project".
I've seen it twice and both times, I thought it was totally a dramatic satire of someone like Steve irwin, or a "hippie peta animal lover"...and the person called "Timothy Treadwell" was an actor. I include links in my previous post that are an obituary from CNN (which I thought was fake) because I thought that was how well the mockumantary had retained it's mystique as not revealing the whole movie was an urban myth. David Lynch published "Laura Palmer's Diary" (Treadwell's "book") to add an interactive "reality" to the tv show Twin Peaks. I figured no movie reviewers talked about it being fake because that would be like a plot spoiler.
I also thought the movie was brilliant because such care was taken to create an urban myth...!!!! The "special effects" of combining the actor with blue screen than adding the footage of bears behind him and his pretty nice camera Treadwell had with infinite batteries "in the middle of nowhere" all seemed obvious as the production of a story attempting to be "real".
If the person Timothy Treadwell is a real guy...and consider...I am in shock today to know that he might be...I don't think he was weird...I think all of the people who were interviewed as his "friends" are the real weirdos...like that pilot; who talks about someone's death like that so casually especially if he really did see Treadwell being eaten...who describes the bear who ate your friend like that manner?
I've gone back to YouTube and watched some of the interviews with "friends" of Timothy Treadwell the Grizzly Man...and they seem even creepier if they are his so-called friends...I am having a difficult time reconciling myself that these are actual real people talking about real events...?
Trailer for Into The Wild
As for Into The Wild it is a real person...and I suppose a double bill would be a great idea although...I am going to have to take a long long time to come to terms with Grizzly Man being a real documentary. When I thought it was a mockumentary then I think it would make a terrible double bill with Into The Wild. I think a good double bill with Into The Wild might be The Thin Red Line.
What always interested me about Grizzly Man was that it was like Citizen Kane and a satire, a serious satire...or exploration about storytelling and can we really know who a person is by the memories of those who knew them...
and "what is real"?
I think a great double bill would be Herzog's Grizzly Man with his other "documentary" Incident at Loch Ness