Historical Accuracy

The movie did get many aspects of the mission generally right, or close enough that one could safely call them accurate. One example of this is the level of detail in which the film makers went with designing the sets and costumes for the actors. One example of this is the fact that the Lunar Module was built using actual photographs from the mission of the interior of the Aquarius.[1] The Command Module was based upon photographs, and several intact components of the Odyssey. [2]Much of the dialogue for the movie was also taken from the Apollo 13 mission, although there were some alterations in order to add artistic license. [3]The timeline of events that occur in the movie is also generally true. The movie took the most important parts of the book, and made them the main focus of the movie.

 

[1] Jeffrey  Kluger. The Apollo Adventure: The Making of the Apollo Space Program and the Movie Apollo 13. New York City: Pocket Books, 1995. 96

[2] Jeffrey  Kluger. The Apollo Adventure: The Making of the Apollo Space Program and the Movie Apollo 13. New York City: Pocket Books, 1995. 95

[3] Jeffrey  Kluger. The Apollo Adventure: The Making of the Apollo Space Program and the Movie Apollo 13. New York City: Pocket Books, 1995. 128-129

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