Saturday, November 24, 2012

Argo Buy a Ticket

Argo Buy a Ticket

ARGO is a very entertaining film about a real-life attempt to save a group of six Americans who had avoided becoming hostages during the uprising in Iran in the late '70s. Ben Affleck does a nice job as the lead CIA officer heading the wacky plan to guide them out under the guise of a phony Hollywood movie production. I remember the actual hostage crisis well (it lasted well over a year), but I did not really know anything about this footnote to the events. Affleck does a great job directing this thriller. The last third of the film is primarily fictitious, but appropriate for a real movie about a real event of a phony movie being used to create real tension. Alan Arkin's character is quite funny, especially for those of us who have encountered real people like him, but is also completely fictitious. If you have not seen the film yet, I recommend it!
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