Maybe it's the super moon, maybe it was the article I read saying that Yetis might just be Polar bears walking around on their hind feet. Recently there was a bear in New Jersey walking around on his hind feet. Did you see it?
By the way if you're researching a script that incorporates Legends and Myths about Bears don't just type "Bear Gods" into your search engine.
It could also be because it's Smokey the Bears 70th Birthday or maybe it was because Bill Murray was picked for the part of Baloo!
Whatever it was, Bears have been foraging in my mind lately. They will get your attention. Perhaps that is why so many of the first inhabitants of this planet worshiped the animals and created gods in their honor. Of course some people can become obsessed as in the case of Timothy Treadwell the subject of Werner Herzogs documentary Grizzly Man (2005)
They can be killing machines. That's why in 1976 they decided to take Jaws into the woods to make "Grizzly" Just look at how it killed!
That's probably why they decided to change the name of "Red Machine" to "Grizzly" (2014) This looks like it might be good. It certainly has an all star cast including James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Billy Bob Thornton, Piper Perabo and Scott Glenn.
Of course if you like your carnivorous beasts pissed off because toxic chemicals are mutating them, well then Prophecy (1979) has the Bear for you!
If you like a little romance with your men against the wild action, Then Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin have some survival tips in "The Edge" (1997)
Well it's a short list, I'm sure I missed something.I can't see the forest through the trees sometimes.So add your Bear to the list in the comments below.
I guess I'm preoccupied wondering why Smokey the Bear's friend Woodsy Owl (Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute!) didn't show up to his Birthday party! I'm sure there's a story there somewhere!