Entertainment Weekly wrote about this controversy: Standing in the Golden Globe pressroom with his directing trophy, Affleck acknowledged that it was frustrating not to get an Oscar nod when many felt he deserved one. To this day the story stands as an enduring model of international co-operation between governments. And the movie gives almost full credit to the American CIA. And with that exception, the movie is very good. And the main hero, in my opinion, was Ken Taylor , who was the Canadian ambassador who orchestrated the entire process. But I realize this is a movie and you have to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.
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It follows a pivotal twenty-four hours in the interconnected lives of five New Yorkers. It was one of the final films produced by Ismail Merchant. In , he directed, wrote and produced a short film entitled Book of Kings, which starred Aasif Mandvi among others. It premiered at the first annual Tribeca Film Festival in He loosely adapted the screenplay based on a Wired article by Joshuah Bearman entitled "The Great Escape" and the autobiography of Tony Mendez , The Master of Disguise, supplementing that material with extensive research of his own.
Terrio recalls the experience of writing a dialogue-intensive scene for Argo: Scene nine men sitting in a conference room talking through scenarios for cover stories to get Americans out of Iran--was difficult. The tension has to come from the subtle shifts of power. CIA and State Department officials debate ideas, each worse than the last. I knew the crucial beat would come when our hero, Tony Mendez, speaks up.
I settled on the idea that Mendez would throw a spitball into the conversation with a joke about giving the bicycle escapees Gatorade. The table would go silent. The attention of the room would shift to the court jester. I also had to determine whether Gatorade was on the market and a commonly recognized brand in December Terrio re-wrote David S. The film was released on December 20,