The author of the post and I had similar perspectives on the transformation of the werewolf. We could both agree that over time digital effects have enhanced the transformation of the werewolf, yet at the same time the digital effects take away from the original prosthetic werewolf transformations. I too enjoy the original werewolf transformations, I would agree with the author of the post in saying its a lost art unfortunately.
In the post the author mentions his favorite werewolf transformation films such as The American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's transformation in the extended music video Thriller. He didn't mention that both the film and the music video was produced by John Landis, renowned filmmaker. I personally also enjoy John Landis' work as well.
My favorite part of the post I read was the short poem that the author created about the transformations, I thought it was funny and clever. Here it is! Called "Transformations"
at last disgusted by the latest digital transformation
the werewolf goes to film school
he carefully maps out the cycles of the moon
at the local insane asylum
he finds a sympathetic janitor
who locks him into a padded cell on full moons
he interns in the craft of prosthetic latex molds and
pioneers a new quality of werewolf
to rival Rick Baker
of course he knows the truth about werewolf transformations
the prickly joy of sprouting hair
the tickling whisker mask
the gigantic erection
the cathartic release of howling
he wants to show the true sign of the werewolf
with none of that old shame
displayed by those pathetic Lon Chaney Jr. performances
you know he's the only real werewolf working in werewolf pictures
and he’s proud
he wants everyone to know that it's different
than what the old movies said