Monday, September 05, 2005

Gulliver's House of Fancy Salads

Got around to seeing Grizzly Man, and it was damned interesting. Some vacuous narration; some bear shit in the woods; some cute foxes; some awkardly stagy moments involving a creepy, self-conscious coroner; and one fascinating, genuinely conflicted individual. There was a beautiful scene in which a paranoid & angry Timothy Treadwell points to a smiley face scrawled amateurishly on a rock in a gesture of goodwill, and says to the camera, "Whoever did this.... knew what he was doing." Perhaps the most fascinating revelation from the movie: somewhere in Alaska, there is a themed restaurant somehow based on Gulliver's Travels, complete with ridiculously-attired waitstaff.