Sunday, 11 November 2012

Argo Bargo

1) I remember going to see the film Argo which was a movie set behind the scenes of the Iran Hostage Crisis and behind the scenes of the scifi movie industry. It was a very good drama as good as nearly everyone seem to point out in reviews, good performances from everyone, it was good to see Alan Arkin in a role. I remembers him from a movie called Simon which left some sort of an impression opn him. 
2) Ben Affleck who directed the movie also had the main role of a CIA operator who must go into Iran and under a foil escort 6 Embassy Staff members out of the country. 
3) During the movie, Ben Affleck sported a beard and hairstyle that made him look very much like a "Tom Skerrit as Captain Dallas of the Nostromo from the movie Alien" wannabee and Alien which was a movie released in 1979, the same year as the hostage crisis developed . It's quite possible that Ben Affleck's character looked nothing like the actual person he played in the movie or another way to say that is that there was no way Ben Affleck could look like the Latino man he was suppose to play at all
4) Viewers are advised not to look at Argo as a realistic depiction of the event. The Canadians did actually have a part to play in handling the hostage crisis and very little of this film actually seems to resemble the actual events that took place. But still it's a great movie with a 70s feels

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