Saturday, January 21, 2006

Grizzly Man and Richard Thompson

We rented "Grizzly Man" on DVD, and it made quite an impression. No matter where you come down on the subject matter and they way it turned out, this one is bound to stir you up. It's written and directed by Werner Herzog, but most of the filming is done by Tim Treadwell himself, the subject.

I have to think that waiting for the DVD release was worth it, because there's a whole extra featurette on creating the music for the film, with the primary musician being Richard Thompson. He is a very impressive guitarist and musician, and the whole process of making the film music with very exact needs with timing precision demands down to the second. There are also cellists, another guitarist and percussionists. Mr. Herzog was quite involved in the whole music process.

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