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October 14th, 2012
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[film] Argo
When we do right, nobody remembers. When we do wrong, nobody forgets. - the Hell's Angels

Mostly when we hear about the CIA it's because they made a mistake and made the papers in that order: espionage, like comedy, is hard. However, back in 1980 the CIA sneaked six Americans from the US Embassy in Tehran out of Iran by making up fake identities for the Americans as Canadians working on an imaginary movie production of Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light with concept art by Jack Kirby. Argo is the fictionalized drama of that caper. Affleck is outstanding as a director, excellent as the lead role in the film. Everyone in this movie is great. Argo is one of the best movies I've seen this year. Strongly, strongly recommended.

Not a Fiasco RPG, but a perfect Leverage RPG scenario.

links:
http://www.lordoflight.com/cia.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_Light#Film_version
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Mendez
http://www.themasterofdisguise.com/bio_Antonio.html
http://www.amazon.com/The-Master-Disguise-Secret-Life/dp/0060957913/

trailers:

* Life of Pi - Thanksgiving.
* Cloud Atlas - Oct 26.
* Flight - Denzel Washington. Nov 2.

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From:babbleon1
Date:October 15th, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
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They're turning _Life of Pi_ into a movie? That was THE MOST DEPRESSING book I have EVER read. It's been almost a decade since I read it, and it still triggers an anxiety attack. Reasonably well-written, but it's the 'gotcha' at the end that made it so popular.

Don't be fooled, it is NOT about a nice, safe, mathematical ratio.
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