For our next class, we’ll be discussing the film Grizzly Man, directed by Werner Herzog.
In class, I described this film as a documentary. But in fact, there are other ways of thinking about it.
Here’s some reading, for other ways of thinking about the film:
When you’re watching this, there are some interesting things to think about:
As usual, if you don’t have a copy and can’t get one, you can find one online. This one has Hungarian subtitles, but seems to be complete. (If you want a version without Hungarian subtitles, you’ll probably need to use a Bittorrent client to download the file; this torrent has a lot of seeds.)
Note: I’m not officially advocating piracy; however, since this film is technically unavailable in Korea, I don’t know how you can watch it for class otherwise. It’s for educational purposes, which is why I’m posting a link at all.
I recommend you find a set of English subtitles to help you watch the movie, as Herzog’s German accent is very strong. Also, for those interested, a copy of the script (or a transcript of the dialog, anyway — it looks like a subtitle file with timings removed) is online here.
Finally, one of many funny parodies of Werner Herzog’s style. It’s probably less funny if you don’t know the Curious George children’s books, but still worth a look:
And Werner Herzog reads the kids’ book Where’s Waldo (which has no text):