It also helps that the movie-within-the-movie is a kind of metaphor for the iranian revolution itself, a story of a people rising up against injustice, and just the sort of thing that would ingratiate a bunch of canadian filmmakers to earnest but deluded iranian border guards. Iranian revolution and tony mendez essay sample in 1979, the american embassy in iran was invaded by iranian revolutionaries and several americans were taken hostage however, six managed to escape to the official residence of the canadian ambassador and the cia was eventually ordered to get them out of the country. Argo: iran and film essay argo: iran and film essay submitted by coolkidz123 (tony mendez) and the six endangered american embassy escapees during the third act were made up(1) roots and results of revolution, the iranian revolution of 1979 is an exception while one may try to classify this revolution into one of the more common. The cia agent named tony mendez snuck into iran to bring back six american diplomats who were hiding with a canadian household in the movie argo, the director, ben affleck showed the tension between the us and iran by using memory, reason, emotion and faith by this time.
The cia learning of the threat to both the canadians and americans, places its exfiltration expert, tony mendez on the case he creates a buzz regarding the shooting of a sci-fi movie in the exotic locales at iran in order to blow smoke into the iranian government’s eyes and further support the credibility of such a cover. When militants seize control of the us embassy in tehran during the height of the iranian revolution, cia agent tony mendez creates a fake hollywood production in order to fool the terrorists. The opening minutes feel lifted from a documentary about the 1970s iranian revolution grainy photography from rodrigo prieto allows stock footage to blend seamlessly with the actual film it's pointed out that virtually all the obstacles argo throws at affleck's cia agent tony mendez and the six endangered american embassy escapees during.
The international relations critique on the movie for later save related info embed share print tony mendez, the exfil man who thought of a hollywood production of from his country some months beforeimportant thing to include in this discussion is the fact that us has provoked the iranian revolution how exactly did us gives. Based on true events, 'argo' records a vital secret campaign to rescue six americans, which is about the iran hostage crisis - the long-hidden truth on the day of 11041979, when the iranian revolution was culminated, militants stormed the us embassy in tehran, arrested 52 americans hostage. Ethics on film: discussion of argo feature film 2012, winner of three oscars, 130 minutes april 3, 2013 tony mendez (played by affleck), a cia agent who is seemingly unable to smile, arrives in tehran to lead the escapade the iranian revolution took the united states and shah mohammed reza pahlavi by surprise how did the iranian.
Ben affleck is in talks to direct argo, a film being produced by george clooney, about former cia master of disguise tony mendez and his most daring operation, reported variety. Tony mendez, played by affleck, is a quiet cia specialist who has a reputation for exfiltration, or getting people out of tight spots he comes up with the idea of creating a fake science-fiction movie. A shaggy-haired, bearded ben affleck holds court in a new image from his next directorial feature, argo affleck, who will also star in the film, plays tony mendez in this wild true story about. At the outbreak of the iranian revolution (early ’78), about 1,400 employees worked at the us embassy in tehran but the conflict forced the government to repatriate its diplomats at the end of the year 1979, there are less than a hundred of them left.
Tony mendez is an ex filtration specialist who proposes that they pose as a canadian film crew scouting locations for a science fiction movie called argo using hollywood connections, mendez creates a back story for the movie - ads in variety, casting calls, inviting he media to a production launch - and then heads off to iran to lead the six. When militants seize control of the us embassy in tehran during the height of the iranian revolution, cia agent tony mendez (affleck) creates a fake hollywood film production in order to rescue. What’s missing from ‘argo’ (2012) by christopher rose argo, ben affleck’s latest film, is set against the backdrop of the 1979 iranian revolution the canadian government issued them passports and cia operative tony mendez (affleck), working with operatives in the film industry, set up a cover office in hollywood (staffed by an.
Argo is a 2012 american historical drama film directed by ben affleckscreenwriter chris terrio adapted the screenplay from the book by the us central intelligence agency operative tony mendez, the master of disguise, and the 2007 wired article by joshuah bearman, the great escape: how the cia used a fake sci-fi flick to rescue americans from tehran. The iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between iran and the united states fifty-two us citizens were held hostage for 444 days from november 4, 1979 to january 20, 1981, after a group of islamic students and militants took over the embassy of the united states in support of the iranian revolution.
On november 4, 1979, as the iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the us 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 the canadian ambassador. Erick mejia ma suzanne abad enc 3310 30 june 2013 argo argument argo is based on a true story happened in 1979, when a group of iranians stormed the us embassy in tehran, kidnapping some embassy employees and fleeing six diplomats at the embassy of canada. Synopsis: as the 1979/1980 iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, six of the american embassy staff escape the mob attacking the compound and find shelter at the home of the canadian ambassador ken taylor (victor garber) in tehran another 52 americans are taken hostage cia 'exfiltration' specialist tony mendez (ben affleck) concocts a risky plan to free the six living in daily danger of. Argo:summary of the plot argo is a 2012 historical drama thriller movie the movie is based on the book the master of disguise written by tony mendez and the article the great escape authored by joshua berman the movie revolves around affleck as mendez militants storm the us embassy in tehran on 4th, 1979 in retaliation during the iran revolution.