Timothy Treadwell Learns a Lesson
Written by Bwog Staff
Normally the Bwog isn’t one for TV watching, much preferring online trash talking, but we might make an exception tonight.
At 8 and 11 the Discovery Channel (channel 28 on campus) is screening Werner Herzog’s 2005 documentary Grizzly Man with repeats at the same times tomorrow.
An impressive number of critics agree this is one of the funniest and saddest documentaries in recent years. Delusion, washed up, and strung out former actor Timothy Treadwell high tails it to Alaska to protect bears from imaginary poachers. Makes friends with the bears. REALLY makes friends with the bears. Eventually gets eaten by a bear friend. All narrated by inimitable German director
Werner Herzog who is intent on both mocking, upstaging, and completely exploiting Treadwell.