this is the best filmed transformation scene in any werewolf movie and if you think otherwise i’ll sock you in the jaw
Abe gonna tell a story
This scene is not only icon it is HISTORY MAKING in film. This is the FIRST werewolf film to show not only a transformation as being a painful experience as opposed the the casual shift of previous werewolf films- it was also the very first to film a transformation sequence in full lighting.
Rick Baker is the mastermind behind this scene, The mechanisms for the transformations were so complex it took Mr. Baker upwards of 4 months to simply work out the facial transformations. For a shot less than a few seconds long.
This few seconds of footage took 6 days to film- including upwards of 10 hours of makeup and prosthetic application onto actor David Naughton, five hours of set work and three hours to remove the make up and prosthetics. For this reason, they could only set up once a day to film, Rick Baker estimated only about a half hour of actual filming took place in those days.
BECAUSE OF THIS FILM MAKEUP AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY WERE RECOGNIZED BY THE ACADEMY AWARDS. Rick Baker was the first person to receive and award for his makeup on the film. This meant that not only were actors and directors getting recognized for their achievements, but now makeup artists and the like were getting attention as well.
I could go on and on but I believe I made my point.
I you do not think this is a groundbreaking scene in cinema history you can punch sand
[An American Werewolf in London, 1981]
I like it when this kind of stuff gets written on my gif sets :D
Rick Baker’s work for the scene is phenomenal and I’m so glad I got to hear about this scene from John Landis in person when he visited Australia late last year.
just gonna throw out that time I interviewed Rick Baker about this scene and other things: http://www.yam-mag.com/features/film-features/tcm-classic-film-festival-2012-an-exclusive-interview-with-rick-baker/
I saw this scene (at least… possibly more) by accident as a 6 year old and didn’t sleep for a very long time. I’ve not watched the film as an adult - I think this is the first time I’ve seen it (or gifs of it) in 18 years, and yet I recognised it instantly. Terrifying. Hidden away at the back of my brain.
If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work.
Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.
So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs? It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.
This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.
Was expecting classist bullshit, got the exact opposite
This is so ubelievably important and I hate that I have to keep re-explaining it to people.
Spice World was a cinematic masterpiece and fuck you for thinking otherwise.
When I was watching this as a 7 year old I don’t think I noticed that thier Tower Bridge was a deliberately fake-looking model. I was too busy going, “OMG, ARE THEY GONNA MAKE IT????”
Some fireworks just started going off in a garden across the road. My dad said, quite seriously, “That’s strange… must be somebody’s birthday or something.”
Ahh, I thought Karl Schultz when I saw your face further up the page! This is a pretty ace costume.
Yeah! I can see why he does it, I want to wear a glitter beard every day, it feels fucking amazing. And thank you! It was so unplanned,
I must try it some time. Perhaps tonight is the night - I’m on trick-or-treat door duty and I need a distraction to stop me from eating all the sweets.
im sorry rosie youve been a good friend
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