- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Hancock House Pub Ltd (April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0888395817
- ISBN-13: 978-0888395818
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,114,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Bigfoot Film Controversy
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
All Books, All the Time
Read author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more at the Amazon Book Review. Read it now
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
Roger Patterson's Bigfoot film is featured in the documentary Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science and in the books Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science,Meet the Sasquatch,Know the Sasquatch/Bigfoot: Sequel & Update to Meet the Sasquatch,Bigfoot Film Journal,America's Bigfoot : Fact, Not Fiction.
Never the less, the Patterson portion of this book is classic. He viewed Bigfoot as an "aboriginal giant" and as being much more human than later authors would believe. In this way, his views were more reflective of the Native American's ideas of the beings. Later authors tried to make Bigfoot a bipedal ape, but here is a chance to see how the original interpretation of Bigfoot as a primordial man led to Patterson's film depicting a very human as opposed to ape-like being. Excellent stuff for those interested in this aspect of the Bigfoot legend.
As for Murphy's portion...well...Chris Murphy has no training of any relevence at all, being as he worked for a phone company and was a stamp collector. In essence, he latched onto Bigfoot in the '90s as a way to make a quick buck by "helping" Rene Dahinden sell replicas of his casts. Later he tried to make a name for himself by "proving" Patterson's film was a guy in a suit. Now he's done a 180 and has become a Bigfoot promoter, attending conferences, publishing quickly slapped-together scrapbooks, and in general trying to grab as much attention and cash as he can while it lasts. His observations on the film are essentially useless and serve only to highlight how a guy with no expertise at all can use smoke, mirrors, and few anatomical terms to try to pull one over on anyone who'd pay him a moment's notice.
Buy the book for Patterson, and skip the Murphy.