Thursday, May 31, 2012

This Week On 'Beyond The Edge Radio': Bigfoot Filmography Author David Coleman


Eric & Lon are thrilled to again welcome David Coleman, author of The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Televisionto BTE. Dave will talk with us about Bigfoot and its appearances in film and television...continuing with the fun and fantastic conversation we had a few months ago. You will not want to miss it!

Dave Coleman has written screenplays for such studios as Universal, Sony, and DEG, and Hollywood talent such as Michael Douglas, Phil Noyce, Dan Curtis, Dino De Laurentiis, Irv Kirschner, and many others. He has also previously worked as a story analyst for New World, London Films, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, and The New Twilight Zone TV series.

Prior to the start of his professional career, Coleman attended the University of Southern California, where he received a BFA in Filmic Writing. His instructors and mentors included T.C. Boyle, André de Toth, Stewart Stern, and Abraham Polonsky. He also interned on the feature film At Close Range during this time with director James Foley.

As an early internet enthusiast, Coleman created Kudzu New Media, a website design firm, designing and hosting some of the earliest internet-supported studio movies such as Adrian Lyne’s Lolita, Tim Roth’s The War Room, Samuel Goldwyn’s Desert Blue, and many others. He also created BijouCafe.com, one of the first independent videostreaming websites, and wrote a majority of the site’s in-depth cult film reviews. The critical success cited by WIRED, ABC World News, RedFilter, US News & World Report, and many others led to the successful creation of BijouFlix Releasing, which has released independent and classic cult movies worldwide since 1998.

Coleman’s latest non-fiction work, The Bigfoot Filmography, was published in January 2012 by McFarland. An in-depth survey of Cine du Sasquatch, the book includes reviews of every Bigfoot TV and movie, rare photos and poster reproductions, and interviews with key filmmakers in the genre.

About the book:

The “Sasquatch” film genre, devoted to the legendary and notoriously elusive creature also known as Bigfoot, and its Himalayan counterpart, the Yeti, is the focus of this illustrated reference guide. Here is a fascinatingly detailed look at the cinematic history of Sasquatch, from the earliest trick films of Georges Melies to the most up-to-date CGI efforts. Critical insights regarding the genre’s development are offered, along with an exhaustively researched filmography that includes every known film or television appearance of Sasquatch, Bigfoot and Yeti in both fictitious and documentary formats.

Included are in-depth interviews with such filmmakers as Kevin Tenney, Adam Muto, Ryan Schifrin, Tim Skousen and Michael Worth, as well as reproductions of rare movie stills, posters, lobby cards and behind-the-scenes production photos. Renowned cryptozoologist Loren Coleman provides an insightful foreword to the text.

The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and TelevisionISBN-10: 0786448288. 344 Pages.
10.4 x 8.4 in. 1.8 lbs. Over 200 rare photos, posters and other collectible images. Superior, high-quality photographic reproductions on premium paper stock. Softbound.

Reviews:

“[The Bigfoot Filmography] is what we might get for some of our Dread Central staffers for Christmas 2012… pretty cool, right? We say it’s about damn time the Yeti got his due!” ~ Dread Central, “McFarland Unleashes The Bigfoot Filmography”

“It becomes clear the author has left no stone unturned. The detailed, meticulous nature of the author… has produced a winner with an original reference work… the serious student of the subject should eventually aquire this important contribution to Bigfooting, as it is presently peerless… The films in this work is so exhaustively researched in The Bigfoot Filmography, the detail so insightful, one can only give this book two thumbs up.” ~ Daniel Perez, editor of The Bigfoot Times and author of Bigfoot At Bluff Creek.

“This must clearly be regarded now as the most significant book ever authored on the genre of Bigfoot/Sasquatch and Abominable Snowmen/Yeti films! This takes us far beyond Snowbeast and Harry and the Hendersons into the great archives of motion pictures and documentaries known and nearly unknown on hairy hominoids.” ~ Loren Coleman, Cryptomundo.com

To learn more about the author or book visit these websites:

http://thebigfootfilmography.wordpress.com/
http://authordavecoleman.wordpress.com/


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