Author Dave Coleman's The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television (due out this fall) is an exhaustive compendium, chronicling the cinematic exploits of the big guy. From the works of such pioneers as Willis O'Brien and George Melies through to modern films and documentaries, the list includes 100s of photos, interviews, and synopses. This looks to be a must-have for Biggy enthusiasts.
However, there may be another reason to check out this book.
I've long held the belief that at least some flaps, rashes, and sightings can be attributed to imaginations running high either in anticipation of or following the release of bigfoot-related films. In fact, I would further speculate that this holds true for ALL phenomena. However, since we have at our ready a lengthy and thorough list of such features and when they were released, we can use Coleman's book to examine any relationship between spikes in sightings and the films that may have inspired them. By crunching the numbers, we might see patterns that better support futher research into these elusive hairy hominids. At the very least, it would afford us a way to tune out some of the "noise" in all the reports, allowing us to focus more intently on accounts that would seem untainted by cinematic influence.