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Argo is a fantastic movie about a time when we all thought science fiction could set us free

Ben Affleck's nearly perfect new movie Argo plays with contrasts quite a lot. Again and again, the fake space opera film that the CIA is creating in Affleck's film is juxtaposed with depressing real-life events, like the Iranian hostage crisis and America's Carter-era malaise. Affleck takes the then-brand new myth of …

First Trailer for Argo, About the Fake Science Fiction Movie that Saved 6 People from a Hostage Crisis

In 1979, 66 Americans were taken hostage when the US embassy was attacked in Tehran, for 444 days. But six American diplomats avoided capture, and were later smuggled out of the country thanks to a fake science fiction movie called Argo and the help of legendary makeup artists John Chambers (Star Trek, Planet of the…