The Bigfoot Filmography author David Coleman is interviewed while squatching in the deep Michigan woods by co-hosts of the film radio show The Projection Booth Mike White and Robert St. Mary.
The focus is mainly on the Charles Pierce seminal skunk ape neo-classic The Legend of Boggy Creek. Made in 1972 for a marginal investment and successfully, independently released by Pierce to the original gross of over $22 million in 1970s dollars (when average ticket prices for this were probably only $1 or slightly higher, if not occasionally less, given the large number of children purchasing admission at reduced rates).
Pierce’s movie changed the way the American viewing public responded to Bigfoot movies thereafter. Realism and rustic rural encounters were the perhaps inevitable backwoods backlash against a foreign hominid crouched high atop the Himalayan peaks many thousands of miles away, both geographically and culturally. Pierce’s The Legend of Boggy Creek transformed the genre of Cine du Sasquatch by infusing it with a Huck Finn character in the persona of one Travis Crabtree, the backwater bayou boy wonder at once at peace in nature and respectful of its unpredictable fury (as in, a growling, three-toed swamp Sasquatch staring you down as you round a dark bend in the river).
If you want to spend some time fighting off mosquitoes but learning about Sasquatch in the movies, then by all means, grab your Deep Woods Off (forget anything without Deet, alas), and join us by the virtually flickering campfire on a rare non-studio remote outing of The Projection Booth.
Click here to visit The Projection Booth and listen to ‘The Legend of Boggy Creek’ radio show.
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The renowned Skeptical Inquirer featured a page+ feature review of The Bigfoot Filmography in the May/June 2012 issue, now available on newsstands nationwide.
Reviewer Rob Boston said of the book: “Excellent and entertaining… Coleman has doggedly tracked down perhaps every Bigfoot appearance on celluloid, including big-studio films, indie efforts, shorts, television appearances, and even commercials.
But it’s not just fur and fun. Coleman opens the book with a highly erudite twenty-seven-page essay he titles ‘Cine du Sasquatch as a Genre Convention.’ … It’s clear Coleman has a fondness for Bigfoot flicks, but as a screenwriter he more importantly understands the power of the movies — or, more to the point, the power of stories. We can, and do, tell each other lots of stories.”
You can read more of their in-depth critique by clicking here. My thanks to the editors of Skeptical Inquirer for their enthusiastic review. It is very humbling that so many in both the believer and skeptical camps of Bigfoot have found something to enjoy in The Bigfoot Filmography.