" His emphasis on the word ‘really’ expresses sarcasm and irony. The comfortable environment of the room hardly makes it possible that the man experiences anything close to being really at war. Yet, he firmly believes in the validity of the offered media images of war, and, perhaps, reveals in his `heightened` knowledge. Again, the color on the television depicting war has red and orange whereas the lounge in which he sits and watches has soft pastel shades which represent calm and peace. He has no idea about a war but tends to believe what the media projects. Here, we can hardly avoid another analogy with The Truman Show, in which the audience similarly begins to forget that the main hero is controlled, and prefers to view him as real. The audience also thinks that he is reality, yet we know that Christoff is the controller. Under this view, we come really close to the very definition of manipulation and control which permeate unthinking societies.
Finally, the main task of the discussed techniques of presentation of images is to make society adequately and freely comprehend all the precautionary messages contained in the films, which, in contrast to dry sociological warnings, are impressive because they speak directly to our heart and emotions. Influence and Control of the Media.
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