Mar 12, 2011

Winsor McCay's Lusitania

Winsor McCay's The Sinking of the Lusitania was created because there was no footage of the disaster. It has it's desired effect, which was to portray the horror of the event to the public. As the author of the article I read pointed out, during the film there are many scenes which depict the whole ship instead of a section of it. This strategy informs the audience that this was no small fishing boat that the torpedoes devistated, but an enormous ocean liner. And the smooth slow sinking in the film really provides time for the situation to really hit home with the audience. The last thing that I would like to point out. That is the use of images of people who were on the ship. People who were famous that most people in the audience knew. People who many of us know today. This was a great way to evoke emotion from the audience.

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