I caught Grizzly Man the other night, and really enjoyed it. Werner Herzog does a great job capturing the madness of Timothy Treadwell, the titular bear fanatic. It helps to have endless hours of video footage Treadwell took while on his Alaskan adventures. What makes the documentary so compelling to me, is not the story of Treadwell’s tragic death two years ago, but the bizarre personality of the “grizzly man” himself.
Check out this interview between Herzog and Marrit Ingman of The Austin Chronicle. Herzog describes how he became involved in the project, and whether or not he would describe Timothy Treadwell as “insane.”