The Weirdest Movie Ever Made: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film

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You’ve probably seen it at some point, even if you don’t know its name. It consists of less than a minute of shaky, but not too shaky, footage that purportedly shows a bigfoot in motion. It is known as the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film, and it remains one of the most controversial and most viewed strips of film since the invention of the camera.

The Weirdest Movie Ever Made explores the Patterson-Gimlin film from all angles, cobbling together the curious, unlikely history of the ultimate found-footage movie. Hall not only shares the story of the two men responsible for the film, but their connections to bigfoot lore, the aftermath of their footage going public, and the questions raised by a film that is either amazing proof or one of the most thought-provoking and well-executed hoaxes in history.

Hall highlights every inconsistency and coincidence, discussing the implications of the film’s legacy as either hoax or fact. He even asks filmmakers about the footage as a stand-alone film, and by doing so, quite brilliantly reframes the argument as not about whether the film is genuine or not, but what it represents as a cinematic endeavor.

The Weirdest Movie Ever Made concerns itself less with proving or disproving the film’s authenticity and more with pondering its legacy, which, in the end, proves to be an intriguing and satisfying discussion in its own right.

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Author Phil Hall
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 120 pages
Publisher BearManor Media
Publish Date 2018-10-01
ISBN 9781629333564
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Issue Mar-19
Category Music & Movies


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