Saturday, March 2, 2013

Affleck and the Argonauts

Naomi's Iranian friend came over for a play-date this afternoon. She didn't stay for Argo, which Liz and I watched this evening. Good film, and worthy of its Oscars, though it takes some liberties: it downplays the roles of the Canadian Government and up-plays (?) that of the CIA; the 'fact' that the Brits and Kiwis had turned the US hostages away (actually, the British Embassy was the first to shelter them but it was considered unsafe and so they were moved to the Swiss and Swedish embassies), there was no recce visit to the bazaar and the car chase on the runway as the plane took off was pure Hollywood fantasy.

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