Argo, The Movie, W/Ben Afleck Iranian/American Hostage Crisis
Below is a photo of Former Iranian Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
In office from 3 December 1979 – 3 June 1989.
The url link is to the blog I wrote in May of 2011, a year and a half ago, titled, "American Sentiments Toward Osama B.L. Reminiscent To The 1970's Ruhollah Khomeini?", detailing extensively with events concerning Iran, the U.S. and the world, and especially how the U.S. and Iran have "unfinished business" from what this new movie, Argo, is about; American hostages taken by Iran and six embassy employees' escape attempt from Iran. I highly recommend reading the blog before seeing the movie, Argo.
I was about 14 yrs old when this all took place I had no idea about the Embassy employees who hid in the Canadian embassy. But I always listened about the hostages. Such an awesome movie if I were John Travolta or Tom Cruise I would be so jealous. So proud of the whole production. Ben Afleck seems wise beyond his years and very un-pretentious person in the movie and seems obvious real life too.Thanx for a very good and useful movie. I recommend seeing it AT the theaters for the experience, and not just informational purposes. The high calliber cast and production did a fantastic job and you WILL be on the edge of your seat. For me, it brought back memories as a early teen, and stirred up anxiety concerning the events then, and the most recent Sep. 11, 2012 embassy attacks in N. Africa and over a dozen other U.S. embassies in the Middle East since these most recent attacks in which an American Marine was killed as well as an American Ambassador and others.
Former Iranian Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis—the full scope of which was unknown by the public for decades.
On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directs and stars in the film, which is produced by Oscar® nominee Grant Heslov (“Good Night, and Good Luck.”), Affleck, and Oscar® winner George Clooney (“Syriana”). (see accurate movie details at, http://argothemovie.warnerbros.com/#about ). “Argo” also stars Bryan Cranston (TV’s “Breaking Bad”), Oscar® winner Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”), and John Goodman (“Trouble With the Curve”). The main cast also includes Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler and Chris Messina.
Below, here is copy of my blog, titled,
"American Sentiments Toward Osama B.L. Reminiscent To The 1970's Ruhollah Khomeini?"
May 6, 2011