Review: The Bigfoot Filmography

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a fascination with Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch.  When you’re nine years old it’s sometimes hard to know when a documentary is supposed to be real or is just pure entertainment.  Nonetheless, I consumed as much media on Bigfoot as I could as a kid, all the way from Ivan Marx’s terrible documentary “Legend of Bigfoot” to the Hollywood movie, “Harry and the Hendersons”.

“The Bigfoot Filmography”, by David Coleman, is a comprehensive encyclopedia of every shred of media that has ever featured a hairy hominid.  Commercials, film, cartoons, and tv shows are included in this impressive collection of Bigfoot lore.  Every Bigfoot show I’ve ever seen was included and I’ve learned about new shows I should check out as well.

The book is broken down into three parts.  The first part deals with the idea of Bigfoot media being its own genre, “Ciné du Sasquatch.”  This part goes all the way back to the very beginning of film and the idea of the “Killer Gorilla”.  While the “Killer Gorilla” is not related directly to Sasquatch, the book posits that man’s fascination with intersection of man and beast has pervaded human art from the very beginning.

The second section of the book is where I had the most fun.  It’s filled with every media reference to Sasquatch you could ever find.  This was by the far the most interesting part of the book for me.  I didn’t read this section linearly, instead I would just kind of randomly pick a starting point and go.  The last part of the book, and the shortest, is a set of interviews with filmmakers who have done films concerning Bigfoot.  I wish there were a few more interviews, since what I read was very interesting.

“The Bigfoot Filmography” is a great book for skeptics and believers alike.  The author, David Coleman, has done an impressive job of collecting media appearances by Bigfoot.  Bigfoot is everywhere…except in real life.

Amazon link: The Bigfoot Filmography

Review: The Bigfoot Filmography

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a fascination with Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch.  When you’re nine years old it’s sometimes hard to know when a documentary is supposed to be real or is just pure entertainment.  Nonetheless, I consumed as much media on Bigfoot as I could as a kid, all the way from Ivan Marx’s terrible documentary “Legend of Bigfoot” to the Hollywood movie, “Harry and the Hendersons”.

“The Bigfoot Filmography”, by David Coleman, is a comprehensive encyclopedia of every shred of media that has ever featured a hairy hominid.  Commercials, film, cartoons, and tv shows are included in this impressive collection of Bigfoot lore.  Every Bigfoot show I’ve ever seen was included and I’ve learned about new shows I should check out as well.

The book is broken down into three parts.  The first part deals with the idea of Bigfoot media being its own genre, “Ciné du Sasquatch.”  This part goes all the way back to the very beginning of film and the idea of the “Killer Gorilla”.  While the “Killer Gorilla” is not related directly to Sasquatch, the book posits that man’s fascination with intersection of man and beast has pervaded human art from the very beginning.

The second section of the book is where I had the most fun.  It’s filled with every media reference to Sasquatch you could ever find.  This was by the far the most interesting part of the book for me.  I didn’t read this section linearly, instead I would just kind of randomly pick a starting point and go.  The last part of the book, and the shortest, is a set of interviews with filmmakers who have done films concerning Bigfoot.  I wish there were a few more interviews, since what I read was very interesting.

“The Bigfoot Filmography” is a great book for skeptics and believers alike.  The author, David Coleman, has done an impressive job of collecting media appearances by Bigfoot.  Bigfoot is everywhere…except in real life.

Amazon link: The Bigfoot Filmography