Analysis Of The Movie ' Argo '

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Argo is a 2012 film directed by Ben Affleck that is based on the events of the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-1981. The film uses variations from Tony Mendez’s novel The Master of Disguise, who was a U.S. CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) operative, and as well as the 2007 magazine article from Wired by Joshuah Bearman. The movie follows the events that led up to the Iranian hostage crisis where on November 4th, 1979 more than sixty Americans were taken hostage in the United State Embassy in Tehran, Iran by a group of Iranian students took over the embassy. The group claimed that they belonged to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam’s Line, who supported the Islamic Revolution. This was a way for the group to show their support for Ayatollah Khomeini who was exiled to America for cancer treatment instead of being returned back to Iran. He said “American can’t do a damn thing against us” which lead to a popular slogan showing the ex-leader support during the hostage crisis. The diplomats and citizens working in the embassy were held hostage for 444 days while the United States went back and forth trying to figure out how to disengage the situation while keeping U.S.-Iran relations and most important the safety of the American hostages. Argo follows the CIA’s operations to create a plan to safely extract six Americans who escaped becoming hostages and are in hiding at the house of the Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor, who seems to be the only country willing to help. Tony…
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