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CG ARTS AND ANIMATION year 1 Unit 7: Time machine Essay: Werewolves By Amrit Chohan

23/04/12

Key Images- Essay

Key Images- Essay Wolfman (2010) Directed by Joe Johnston Little red Riding Hood - (1981)

Wolfman (2010)

Directed by Joe Johnston

Key Images- Essay Wolfman (2010) Directed by Joe Johnston Little red Riding Hood - (1981)
Key Images- Essay Wolfman (2010) Directed by Joe Johnston Little red Riding Hood - (1981)

Little red Riding Hood

- (1981)

Introduction

This assignment is upon werewolf culture. The sources that well be analysed is the curse of the werewolf Fantasy, Horror and the beast within (Chantal,

2006). Talking about werewolf’s transformations and how it targets the

audience. The next source is a lycanthropy reader: werewolves in western culture America (Otte, 1986). The next source is Werewolves Nigel (2006), little red riding hood uncloaked: sex, morality, and the evolution of a fairy tale, by Orenstein (2002). Other sources well be of the wolf man (1941) directed by George Wagner and the updated wolf man released in (2010)

directed by Joe Johnston. The last source is of the American werewolf in London (1981). This is linked back to the wolfman (2010).

Quotes

“A werewolf, one who has literally been transformed from a human being into a wolf, can best

be shown on film, where fake brutal attacks, multiple murders, rape, torture, and cannibalism is cinematic tricks to horrify and mesmerize an audience that enjoys vicarious participation in

fantasy violence and imaginary savagery.” (Otte, 1986:1)

“Indeed, the imagery pastoral, pre-industrial, pre-modern societies that prevails in fantasy suggests its indebtedness to romanticism: a connection that also worked against it at a time

when many critics had to come to associate romanticism with the politics of the far right (again, in spite of the fact that postmodernism theoretical perspectives owe a considerable debt to the

romantic tradition).” (Bourgault, 2006:135)

“From being an emblem of helpless and endangered female innocence, Little Red Hood has evolved into a proactive symbol of feminine assertion.”

“Lawrence is bitten by the lunar-tic creature the locals fear, and must confront the beast buried within himself. With its mist-shrouded sets, gruesome slaughter and copious CGI, this

is a surprisingly respectful updating of the 1941 Universal original. Thanks to Rick Baker’s make-up effects, Del Toro’s transformations from handsome lover to hairy, howling beast are frighteningly convincing.”(Johnston, 2009)

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Quotes Discussed

werewolf’s now are more viscous and horrific due to the special effects. Werewolf's are

more imaginable because the way wolfs in film shave been created. Choosing this seemed

direct to the change of wolves over the years.

Quote 2 Humans think imaginatively about the way nature can be evolved to the modern world. So romantic tradition is ways in which romance is shown in different perspectives. As romanticism talks about the way romantic tradition has come to be and how the theory relates to the society of people. This seems to be interesting to analysis.

Quote 1 Quotes Discussed werewolf’s now are more viscous and horrific due to the special effects.

Quote 3 Females is a symbol in little red riding hood picking this is because it makes sense that its very relative to the stories of little red riding hood. The fact that the story contains a child a girl.

Quote 4 The wolf man released in (2010) is not as good as an American werewolf as the transformation is more standard. Chosen to talk abput this is because it shows a better understanding of the direction to the transformation.

Cultural context

1. A wolf able to shape shift into a different type of hybrids of a werewolf. This relates to the Lycanthropy.

2.How werewolves over the years have changed in the relation to film over the years.

3.How in little red riding hood females are a symbol do to there innocence and being pure and simple.

4.How werewolf films the relation to each other its as the original of

werewolf films are more better due to the direction involved.

Key illustrations

Key illustrations Director of ‘Wolf Man’ Released in 2010 Joe Johnston Directed of an American werewolf

Director of ‘Wolf Man’

Released in 2010 Joe Johnston

Key illustrations Director of ‘Wolf Man’ Released in 2010 Joe Johnston Directed of an American werewolf

Directed of an American werewolf in London Released in (1981) John Landis

Historical Images

Historical Images Little red riding hood Little red riding hood has been a classic and has

Little red riding hood

Little red riding hood has been a classic and has been told a fairy tales over the years and has been changed during the years.

Historical Images Little red riding hood Little red riding hood has been a classic and has

An American werewolf in London (1981)

An American werewolf is an orginal master piece and has a creative style do to the wolfs transformations. This was

the most interesting.

Contemporary images

Contemporary images The wolf man released in (2010) is great by its visual effects CGI has

The wolf man released in (2010) is great by its visual effects CGI has taken this film of the Wolman to the next level. It has a far more detail due to the makeup evolved and the horrify style used. Since then it has changed and become more better approached. But relating to the transformation its not as horrific as the (1981) American werewolf in London. This is far more better directed and the snoiut of the face is more scary and catch's your eye.

Conclusion

Werewolves tell a story of wolves being driven to fantasy such in films. Over the years the effects used does make wolves more interesting in the sense making them look more real. In little red

riding hood it’s true that females are a symbol of innocence and that females in wolf films such as

little red riding hood brings wolfs more closer. Causing a danger to females causes hazards and are helpless when the obvious of running in the woods. Females do gives audience the hint to

females being used in wolf films as this is symbolically used time and time again now in the

present film of now. In this era society’s such as fans that are believers of werewolf’s like the films that contain CGI so it’s true that evenly enough the youngsters of the society’s now like

these types of werewolf films. As society now enjoy watching these films such as the wolfman (2010). Thanks to CGI, but older films such as the American werewolf in London (1981) show a better example to the main transformation. Original wolf films its better directed and better approached than the wolf man (2010).

List of illustrations and bibliography

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Little red riding hood URL at:

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Orenstein Catherine (2002) little red riding hood uncloaked: sex, morality, and the evolution of a fairy tale United States of

America: New York URL at:

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Bourgault Chantal (2006) the curse of the werewolf Fantasy, Horror and the beast Within United Kingdom: London /New York URL at

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Jonathan Jones (2011) the guardian URL at

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