However, they did in fact breathe a collective sigh of relief once they cleared Iranian airspace. But I realize this is a movie and you have to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. But more importantly, I wanted good actors who were willing to take risks, willing to improvise, and were able to deliver the kind of realism I was looking for. The group boards the airliner, which takes off just as the at the airport are informed of the ruse and try to stop them. Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor and his wife Pat hid the Staffords. Or does entertainment trump accuracy? He spends much of his time painting in his art studios on his forty acre farm in rural Washington County, Maryland.
They recreated the events to make everything as closely as possible to the real events. Affleck is well on his way to becoming a masterful director; with a steady hand and a sure vision, he guides Argo like a conductor leading a virtuoso orchestra. Lee said it was and the man believed him and let him through. The story, acting, pacing, editing, etc. While the movie presents myriad dramatic complications and last-minute twists and turns, the plan actually went off without a hitch. To this day the story stands as an enduring model of international co-operation between governments. We found no such entries for this book title.
In the end this all paid off. The real Tony Mendez states that as they discussed the mechanics of the escape, Joe did express anxiety over the risks involved. . Overall, I found the movie very informational and taught me a lot without being a tedious lesson. No such confrontation with security officials took place at the departure gate.
They were climbing over fences and breaking chains. The craft in this film is rare. First, he heads to Hollywood, where he recruits two movie-industry veterans and to help set up a fake film production. The reservations had always been in place and there weren't any problems at the counter or the checkpoints. The revolutionaries reassemble embassy photographs shredded before the takeover and finally realize that some personnel are unaccounted for.
Interpretations of the film's popularity in Iran have varied, ranging from the fact that the movie portrays the excesses of the revolution and the hostage crisis, which had been long glorified in Iran, to Iranians viewing it as a reminder of what caused the poor relations with America and the ensuing cost to Iran, decades after the embassy takeover. There was therefore no nearly missed nail-biting phone call to Studio Six Productions to verify their backgrounds. That really helped inform my character. Several scenes include tense stand-offs between soldiers and people trying to hide their identities, and though there's not much violence, the anxiety is palpable. Historically speaking, I think Argo was very accurate. Carter delayed authorization by only 30 minutes, and that was before Mendez had left Europe for Iran. He spoke Farsi fluently, the language of the area.
This did not happen, and the Canadians never considered abandoning the six Americans who had taken refuge under their protection. I respect him so much. Historical pictures of flag burners, rioters, gate climbers, etc. I wanted them to get comfortable with one another in a way that felt natural. Affleck had Robert Sidell flown to the film's premiere in Los Angeles, and in his opening remarks, he gave recognition to Sidell for his part in the mission. A Hollywood production comes to town, and the locals all turn movie crazy.
And when it came time to shoot, we already had a shorthand. At this time, there were only five of them Lee Schatz joined the group a week later after hiding with the Swedes. Later, militants threaten to shoot hostages, even setting up a firing squad. The real Tony Mendez woke up forty-five minutes late the morning he was to meet up with the six Americans at the airport. What happened to Studio Six Productions, the movie company created for the cover? My concern is that the inaccurate account should not enter the mythology of the events in Tehran in November 1979. In 2007, the producers , and David Klawans set up a project based on the article.
There were folks who didn't want to stick their necks out and the Canadians did. When it comes to portraying real-life events, should Hollywood hew to the historic accounts? Additional filming took place in ; ; and. In addition, Page Leong plays Dr. A scouting visit to the to maintain their cover story takes a bad turn when they are harassed by a hostile shopkeeper, but their Iranian culture contact hustles them away from the hostile crowd. There was a moment when someone at a counter did walk away with papers that belonged to a member of the group like in the movie, but the employee only stepped away to get a cup of tea and returned shortly.
And with that exception, the movie is very good. 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. 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. In reality the script was titled Lord of Light, based on the by. Ken Taylor never received a call. Butler Nominated Best Sound Editing — Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film , , Jonathan Klein, Dan O'Connell, John T. Archived from on January 31, 2013.