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APOLLO 13 Question By discussing either The China Syndrome or Apollo 13 discuss the ways in which film-makers can manipulate our emotions Answer Apollo 13 is an exhilarating film documenting the acute tragedies that fraught the Apollo13 moon mission Through the use of camera techniques symbolism and the documentary genre the audiences emotions are effectively manipulated thus compelling them to relive the edge-of-the-seat calamity Camera techniques are effective in manipulating emotion especially during the two climaxes the sequencing and the re-entry Firstly during the sequencing scene Ken Mattingly is called upon to conduct simulation exercises to find a solution to conserve power for re-entry However it was obvious that tension was mounting despite the little successes that had already transpired This combined with close-ups of Mattingly in the simulator contributes to heightening the tension thus putting the viewer in suspense Secondly whilst preparing for the re-entry phase the LEM was detached and as drifted slowly away it was at this point that one realised that now was their only chance to return home As a result it causes a rise in tension and a build up to the climax During re-entry a long shot focusing on the Aquarius combined with special effects contributed to a build-up in tension as it allowed the viewer to see the contrasts between the Earth and space as well as the freezing conditions and the intense heat As no other re-entry phase had taken longer than 3 minutes the seriousness of the situation was highlighted through a series of close-up tilt-pan low angle and high angle shots capturing the character fear and anticipation accompanied with the repetition of the line Odyssey this is Houston do you read me The fact that Apollo 13 adopts both a documentary and a narrative genre helps to manipulate the viewers emotions The subjective shots of the television at the Lovells home and the footages in the opening scenes
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