He yells at her and states that his son had been killed by a gun supplied by America. Tony also never gave Iranian officers storyboard sketches to keep as souvenirs. It is so easy to manufacture a thriller from chases and gunfire, and so very hard to fine-tune it out of exquisite timing and a plot that's so clear to us we wonder why it isn't obvious to the Iranians. I can understand the need to spice up events to make them as exciting and entertaining as possible, don't get me wrong. It is why we turned up for a flight at 5. The scene that sticks in my mind the most is when all the people were trying to break into the embassy. But Ben Affleck's character in the film was.
I hope no one in Britain will be offended by what's said in the film. The real Tony Mendez states that as they discussed the mechanics of the escape, Joe did express anxiety over the risks involved. Mendez is awarded the , but due to the mission's classified nature, he receives the medal in secret and has to return it afterwards. The rest stayed with John Sheardown and his wife Zena they are not represented in the Argo movie. Just about everyone, it turns out.
And the main hero, in my opinion, was , who was the Canadian ambassador who orchestrated the entire process. When it comes to portraying real-life events, should Hollywood hew to the historic accounts? The film also earned five nominations: it won and , and was nominated for for Alan Arkin. I believe 'Argo' goes this far. In the end however, his character seemed to evolve and through it mature. Actor , who played Komiteh is of Moroccan descent. Archived from on November 9, 2012.
They drive into town and venture through a market where an older man confronts Kathy Stafford Kerry Bishé for taking Polaroid photos. But I realize this is a movie and you have to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. While the movie presents myriad dramatic complications and last-minute twists and turns, the plan actually went off without a hitch. It does not mean to diminish anyone. So when Tony comes to him and says he needs help putting a movie together, Chambers is intrigued. There were folks who didn't want to stick their necks out and the Canadians did.
We found no such entries for this book title. He spends much of his time painting in his art studios on his forty acre farm in rural Washington County, Maryland. But mostly, Victor is a spectacular guy and wonderfully talented, and I was just thrilled to have him on the set. First, he heads to Hollywood, where he recruits two movie-industry veterans and to help set up a fake film production. To this day the story stands as an enduring model of international co-operation between governments.
They spent a total of 444 days as captives. What became of Tony Mendez? He criticizes the proposals, but is at a loss when asked for an alternative. And with that exception, the movie is very good. They recreated the events to make everything as closely as possible to the real events. It was Ken Taylor and the Canadians who really pulled 'the Canadian Caper' off so successfully.
I learned why Iran disliked America so much, how Torres is a hero, and how by getting the credit, Canada benefited, but also lost privileges with Iran. Like in the film, it was called Studio Six Productions. New Zealand diplomatic ambassadors also took huge risks: organizing a place for the refugees to hide if they needed to change their location, and driving the Americans to the airport when they made their escape from Tehran. However, time was running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House had grave doubts about the operation themselves. This scene made a great impact because it was so intense and realistic and really captivated the audience to the point where one thought we were almost living in it. In real life, the group departed Iran on a Swissair. My concern is that the inaccurate account should not enter the mythology of the events in Tehran in November 1979.
Due to this, I could definitely sympathize with the characters. This was after Ken Taylor politely complained, as a Canadian would tactfully do. To me, one of the most potent aspects of the film is that they were confronted with an untenable situation and found a creative solution that did not involve any violence whatsoever. But I was setting up a situation where you needed to get a sense that these six people had nowhere else to go. The group boards the airliner, which takes off just as the at the airport are informed of the ruse and try to stop them. It's the same the world over. The craft in this film is rare.
He provides them with and fake identities. He rushed to get ready and made it downstairs 15 minutes later. With the escapees' situation kept secret, the begins to explore options for them from Iran. John and Zena are not depicted in the film. Posing as a producer for Argo, Mendez enters Iran under the alias Kevin Harkins and meets with the six escapees. After all, who in their right mind would believe a space opera was being filmed in Iran during the hostage crisis? What happened to Studio Six Productions, the movie company created for the cover? The ambassador's Iranian housekeeper, who had known about the Americans and lied to the revolutionaries to protect them, escapes to. When Iranian militants storm the U.
It also won , and at the , and for Best International Picture. In reality, after several nights, the group was split between the Taylor house and the home of another Canadian official, and his wife. The British took immense risks, having initially hosted the American refugees. Hansard Office, New Zealand Parliament. They were not chased down the runway by the officers and Revolutionary Guard at the airport. Blocked by a demonstration, they instead went to Bob Anders's apartment that was close by. About ninety eight percent of the information was on point.