The Weirdest Movie Ever Made: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film
BearManor Media Presents Phil Hall's New Book
The Weirdest Movie Ever Made: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot
the convoluted history of the 59 seconds of grainy, shaky, and
silent 16mm film that propelled Bigfoot into pop culture forever
Media is proud to announce the release of The Weirdest Movie Ever Made: The
Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film, a new book by Phil
Hall. The book will be available in all book retail channels beginning
October 1st for the suggested retail price of $24.95 for the hardcover
edition and $14.95 for the softcover edition.
October 20th 1967, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin emerged from a forest
in Northern California with 59 seconds of grainy, shaky, silent 16mm film
that offered documentary evidence of the existence of the Sasquatch, a
creature of Native American folklore. Although neither Patterson nor Gimlin
had any previous experience in filmmaking or zoology, they presented
their remarkable footage as the first motion picture evidence to confirm
the existence of the elusive Sasquatch.
not everyone was convinced by the imagery on the Patterson-Gimlin Film.
Additional doubt was generated by the strange story behind the film's
creation. Over the years, odd rumors emerged about the film, including
the story of an Academy Award-winning make-up artist's alleged role in
assembling the creature seen on camera.
journalist Phil Hall traces the convoluted history of how Patterson and
Gimlin supposedly wound up in the right place at the right time with
their camera, and how they brought their weird little film into the
scientific community and American popular culture. While the debate over
the authenticity of the Patterson-Gimlin Film continues to percolate, few
would question the effectiveness of how this piece of celluloid brought
forth an unlikely sensation lovingly dubbed Bigfoot.
The Weirdest Move Ever Made:
The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film
By Phil Hall
Published by BearManor Media
$14.95, ISBN 978-1-62933-356-4
Phil Hall is available
for interviews in both the New York City metro area and in the major New
England markets. He can be contacted directly at email@example.com
Phil Hall's three-decade
cinema/media career covers achievements as a film journalist, critic, publicist,
distributor, festival programmer and actor. His books include The
History of Independent Cinema, The Greatest Bad Movies of All
Time and In Search of Lost Films (published by BearManor
Media), and his film-related writing has appeared in The New York Times,
New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired and Film Threat. He is also
the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast The Online Movie
Show with Phil Hall, an editor and columnist at Cinema Crazedand was
a former member of the Online Film Critics Society's Governing Committee.
Founded in 2001,
BearManor Media is an independent book publisher specializing in titles
related to all aspects of the entertainment world. For more information,
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