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Film / Letters From The Big Man

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Letters from the Big Man is 2011 Independent Sci-Fi Drama film, directed by Christopher Munch.

Sarah Smith (Lily Rabe), an artist and government hydrologist, sets out on a post-fire stream survey in a remote part of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness of southwestern Oregon. In the course of her journey through this ancient and ecologically diverse land, she unwittingly finds herself interacting with a Sasquatch, the titular "Big Man" (Isaac C. Singleton Jr.) and a mutual curiosity ensues. As their friendship deepens, Sarah must take bold steps to protect his privacy, as well as her own.

The film also has Don McManus, Jason Butler Harner, and Jim Cody Williams.


Tropes in this film include:

  • Ambiguous Situation: Is there a government conspiracy surrounding the sasquatch?
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: During her survey, Sarah comes to slowly realize their is a presence observing her. At first believing she is being stalked, she comes to slowly understand that a Sasquatch is passively observing her out of curiosity.
  • Incredibly Obvious Bug: Sean's idea to try and capture photos of the Sasquatch is to plant a fairly large wildlife camera on top of Sara's cabin. She spots it almost immediately, and immediately realizes it was him because he accidentally photographed himself with it while installing it.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: While the Sasquatch are very much real, but whether or not they possess a vague supernatural power is left ambiguous.
  • No Name Given: If the big man has a name, he never shares it.
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  • Scenery Porn: The rainforest wilderness of Southwestern Oregon is shown in all its beauty.

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