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CG Arts and Animation Unit 7 : Time Machine Baseline Idea: The Wolf Man

The Wolf Man released in 1941.

The Wolf Man 2010

Van Helsing 2004


This is assignment well be upon the topic of the 1941 The Wolf Man and the 2010 film of The Wolf Man. The history of Lycanthropy which is about the transformation of a man who changes into a wolf in midnight of the moon. The sources that well be focused on is Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature (2009). The book is by Robisch. The next source is of the Wolf and the Indian. The next focus is on the American Indian Creation Myths. The book was released in 2010.

Key Ideas Quotes

The skin walker was a malevolent force, while share manic transformations in other tribal traditions were all horrific, traumatic. (Robisch,2009:p207) It is good to have a brother. You well no longer be a wolf, but a man. (Joan,2005:P59) The wolf fulfilled two roles for the Indian: he was a powerful and mysterious animal, and so perceived by most tribes, and he was a medicine animal, identified with a particular individual, tribe or clan. (McCann) Whenever the women walked on her way the wolf followed, and when she lay down to rest he lay down also. (spence,2010:195)

The quotes above are to show what werewolves are capable of doing. Also to understand culture traditions to western Indians. The way of a wolf transformation. If wolfs are friendly and is wolfs a symbol ?

The Cultural Context

In the world where men are able to transform into werewolf's. The point of existing. It would be a mans world, it would probably be one world and one society of werewolfs. Ruled at of humans as they would either die or become morphed into werewolf's. maybe that men are beasts but women maybe have beast inside them to. As they may be a resemblance.
1. Many Native cultures feature skin-walkers or a similar concept, according to cultural tradition, take on an animal form. Animal forms vary accordingly with cultures and local species including wolves. 2. A wolf able to shape shift into a different type of hybrids of a werewolf. This relates to the Lycanthropy. 3. Werewolves are often attributed superhuman strength and senses, far beyond those of both wolves and men. 4. Relating to the second quote being able to respect the wolf's patience and perseverance, which were his most effective hunting weapons. To say The Indian hunted like a wolf and was the highest compliment, just as to say a warrior fought like the wolf was high a praise. 5. Modernism is of cultural associated cultural movements, originally arising from wide-scale and farreaching changes to Western society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Illustrated Key Images and Words

Director of the 1941 The Wolf Man George Waggner Director of Van Helsing Stephen Sommers Director of Wolf Man Released in 2010 Joe Johnston

The meaning of the directors is they perform the movement and the direction of the movement. They understand how environment brings at the character of the werewolf.

1. Timeline

2. Transformation

3. History

4. Mythology

Historical Examples

The Beast of Gevaudan (1764) courtesy of Getty The girls family were all werewolf's. As told in this story dogs were similar as to the wolves.

The Wolf Man released in 1941. The wolf man to the relation of image of the 1764 beast of Gevaudan. It is qiuet similar to a dog like animal. The difference in this image is that its a man like wolf hybrid transformation. The features of the face is human. The animal features in this image are the hair. The claws is done in better detail to the 1764 image.

Contemporary Examples

Released in 2004
Van Helsing has changed to being more interesting because the transformations. The change of character and the feelings of the wolf endures. Special effects has made the CG detail more appealing. The movement used is fast filmed.

Released in 2010
The latest film of The Wolf Man shows more of a twist that the main character such as the father is a werewolf. As the directors main focus is on the father and the son. Its different from the first version of The wolf man because the father bits the son. Which then grows to hate the father, then kills him in the end. So its more based on the wolfs relationship.

Conclusion Finding at the culture of the west Indians tradition. Learning that wolf may be friendly. Understanding that wolfs are able to adapt and are like super human. Finally that wolfs are a symbol to tradition and is changed due to believes.

S.K.Robisch (2009) Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature URL at: pT8-sEcGn0QXV5dGXCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Mythology%20of%20werewolves&f=false (Accessed on 21/03/12) Spence (2010) The myths of the north American Indians URL at: &ei=yA5qT5vaLMXT0QWThYg2&ved=0CEsQ6AEwAzgK# (Accessed on 21/03/12) Debra McCann. (Accessed on 21/03/12)

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More referencing
Fig 1: Jacob Nyce Wolf URL at: (Accessed on 22/03/12) Fig 2: The Wolf Man (Accessed on 22/03/12) Fig 3: The Wolf Man URL at: (Accessed on 22/03/12)

Fig 4: George Waggner URL at: (Accessed on 22/03/12)

Fig 4: Stephen Summers URL at: n (Accessed on 22/03/12)

Fig 5: Joe Johnston URL at: (Accessed on 22/03/12)

Fig 6: Van Helsing URL at: (Accessed on 22/03/12)