Tensions rise at the airport, where the escapees' ticket reservations are confirmed at the last minute, and the head guard's call to the fake production company in Hollywood is answered only at the last second. The film received seven nominations at the and won three, for , , and. He has told how a brave guard, Iskander Khan, confronted heavily armed revolutionary guards and convinced them that no-one was in when they tried to search Williams' house during a blackout. So when Tony comes to him and says he needs help putting a movie together, Chambers is intrigued. While on the phone with his son, he is inspired by watching and begins plans for creating a cover story for the escapees: that they are Canadian filmmakers who are in Iran scouting exotic locations for a science-fiction film.
He was too arrogant for my taste. At this time, there were only five of them Lee Schatz joined the group a week later after hiding with the Swedes. The mission had never been called off at the last minute, forcing Tony Mendez to make a passionate call to his boss to tell him he was going through with it anyway. But I realize this is a movie and you have to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. In reality, the mission had always been a go ever since American President Jimmy Carter gave his approval prior to Tony taking his flight into Tehran, Iran. Ben fostered a safe place for us to work out things about our characters, and that was such a benefit.
My favorite character was Torres because he was just so fearless and witty. 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. Which is not to say that our situation was without real-life drama—just that most of it happened before Mendez arrived. Ken Taylor never received a call. Hansard Office, New Zealand Parliament. Although some are less recognized or famous, within the bunch were many very well-known actors. The rest stayed with John Sheardown and his wife Zena they are not represented in the Argo movie.
Once the deed is successfully done, there's really nothing much to say, and anything that is said seems contrived. It puts them at great peril, not just diplomatically but personally, because if their houseguests were caught, it would be extremely bad for them as well. The man who returned with it asked him if it was indeed him in the photo, since his expression was different and his mustache was longer in the passport photo. To celebrate their escape, they toasted with Bloody Marys. I recognized many of the actors because the cast hired for the movie was of high quality. After all, who in their right mind would believe a space opera was being filmed in Iran during the hostage crisis? Book Reviews Sites with a book review or quick commentary on Argo by Matt Baglio. We found no such entries for this book title.
John Sheardown and his wife Zena hid four of the six Americans. Later, militants threaten to shoot hostages, even setting up a firing squad. A few scenes feature unruly mobs and dead bodies, and there are some extremely tense sequences during the escape, but there's not much actual on-screen violence. A Hollywood production comes to town, and the locals all turn movie crazy. It also celebrated Islam to a certain degree. To this day the story stands as an enduring model of international co-operation between governments.
The ambassador's Iranian housekeeper, who had known about the Americans and lied to the revolutionaries to protect them, escapes to. To reiterate, John and his wife are not represented in the movie, despite hiding four of the six Americans. He is, himself, a legendary figure, so bringing that stature to his character was a no-brainer. Tony departed Iran with the six Americans three days later on Monday morning, January 28. It does not mean to diminish anyone. Yes, the storyboards were created, but the real story behind Argo reveals that Tony Mendez never gave them to the officers at the airport Argo: Inside Story.
Mendez would fly alone into Tehran and train the six Americans to impersonate Hollywood pros — the cinematographer and so on. The story, acting, pacing, editing, etc. My least favorite character was one of the six people working in the embargo; the one that was given the role of assistant producer to be more exact. In reality, Jordan was unmarried and had no children at the time. He pushes ahead anyway, forcing his boss Jack O'Donnell to hastily re-obtain authorization for the mission and confirm their tickets on a flight. The truth is the immigration officers barely looked at us and we were processed out in the regular way.
Despite its praise, Argo has been criticized for some specific inaccuracies, in particular for minimizing the role of the Canadian embassy in the rescue, for falsely showing that the Americans were turned away by the British and New Zealand embassies, and for exaggerating the danger the group faced during events preceding their escape from the country. Such third party cookies may track your use on Filmibeat sites for better rendering. In reality, the diplomats never appeared to be in imminent danger. The company's production offices were located on the Columbia lot in Hollywood. It became only the fourth film in Oscar history to win Best Picture without a directing nomination. He had worked with many consultants in the entertainment industry in the past, including an award-winning makeup expert by the name of John Chambers John Goodman's character in the movie. 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. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. An unruly mob overruns the U. Historically speaking, I think Argo was very accurate. There were folks who didn't want to stick their necks out and the Canadians did. Archived from on January 31, 2013.
He conducted the mock interrogations dressed in military fatigues, complete with a hat, jack boots, sunglasses and a swagger stick. The following June, Alan Arkin was the first person cast in the film. He knew exactly what he wanted, but he was flexible and a very generous collaborator, too. People are manhandled and shoved around. 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.