The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary by David Coleman

By David Coleman

The Sasquatch movie style, dedicated to the mythical and notoriously elusive creature sometimes called Bigfoot, and its Himalayan counterpart, the Yeti, is the point of interest of this illustrated reference advisor. here's a fascinatingly distinct examine the cinematic heritage of Sasquatch, from the earliest trick movies of Georges Melies to the main up to date CGI efforts. serious insights concerning the genre's improvement are provided, besides an exhaustively researched filmography that gathers each identified movie or tv visual appeal (including ads!) of Sasquatch, Bigfoot and Yeti in either fictitious and documentary codecs. incorporated are in-depth interviews with such filmmakers as Kevin Tenney, Adam Muto, Ryan Schifrin, Tim Skousen and Michael worthy, in addition to reproductions of infrequent motion picture stills, posters, foyer playing cards and behind-the-scenes construction images. popular cryptozoologist Loren Coleman (no relation) offers an insightful foreword.

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