Just none of the guys

 "A creature like Chewbacca in the space opera Star Wars is just one of the guys, though a creature gotten up in the same wolf outfit, in a film like The Howling, would be regarded with utter revulsion by the human characters in that fiction."

(Noël Carroll, The Philosophy of Horror, or Paradoxes of the Heart)

The prospect, therefore, of mapping the base moves, capacity to get weird, and subcutaneous tendencies of every genre via a demand that at least one character be "gotten up in the same wolf outfit."

For instance,
How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days
Battle of Algiers 
Shanghai Express

Through all drifts the wet matted reek of an overused fur suit.  Freeze frames to see which nostrils flare.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wolves aren't like other animals, what?