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2012-10-13 05:00:49 PM
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Someone say the magic word?
 
2012-10-13 05:05:03 PM
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I liked the Good Shepherd better. A sort of loose biography of George Bush Sr. Definitely the best CIA movie ever.
 
2012-10-13 05:10:44 PM
Yeah. CIA. Cool.
 
2012-10-13 05:30:13 PM
A much better movie would have been how the Iranian camel jockeys were scared so shiatless by Reagan they gave all the rest of the hostages back witout him having to do a thing. Of course the Hollywood cocksuckers would never do a movie about a real American hero, would they.
 
2012-10-13 06:17:13 PM
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Here comes the sciance.
 
2012-10-13 06:18:46 PM

OscarTamerz: A much better movie would have been how the Iranian camel jockeys were scared so shiatless by Reagan they gave all the rest of the hostages back witout him having to do a thing. Of course the Hollywood cocksuckers would never do a movie about a real American hero, would they.


And some accuse people of worshipping Obama as a messiah?
 
2012-10-13 06:19:11 PM
Afflecks a kunt. I won't read any article that promotes some piece of revisionist sh*t that puts Canada's role in saving your diplomats on the front burner. F*ck that. It's insulting as hell and hopefully, Canadians will boycott Afflecks asswipe movie.
 
2012-10-13 06:24:51 PM

OscarTamerz: A much better movie would have been how the Iranian camel jockeys were scared so shiatless by Reagan they gave all the rest of the hostages back witout him having to do a thing. Of course the Hollywood cocksuckers would never do a movie about a real American hero, would they.



When you say "scared shiatless" you really mean America selling drugs to get money to buy weapons to give to them
 
2012-10-13 06:25:27 PM

indarwinsshadow: Afflecks a kunt. I won't read any article that promotes some piece of revisionist sh*t that puts Canada's role in saving your diplomats on the front burner. F*ck that. It's insulting as hell and hopefully, Canadians will boycott Afflecks asswipe movie.



Not sure if ignorant troll or really this ignorant
 
2012-10-13 06:36:06 PM

Goodfella: [xtupload.com image 214x317]

I liked the Good Shepherd better. A sort of loose biography of George Bush Sr. Definitely the best CIA movie ever.


It's definitely one of the better movies about espionage (provided your idea of it isn't massive explosions and martinis), but it isn't based on Bush. Though I would like to see a biography of Bush from WWII through til the end of his time at the CIA.
 
2012-10-13 06:39:31 PM

intelligent comment below: Not sure if ignorant troll or really this ignorant


Actually, it's a fact. In typical asshat Hollywood fashion, Affleck gives all the credit to the CIA. In fact, it was the Canadian Embassy and Ambassador Ken Taylor who masterminded the affair. The CIA was mostly hiding behind their mommy's aprons, waiting to take credit if the Canadians pulled it off.

But then Americans are always first to take the credit, last to take the blame. Affleck tried to kiss Taylor's ass by adding a paragraph at the end of the movie after the credits that gives the Canucks a brief shout out. Fark you, Affleck, you lying douchebag. People will be in their cars and heading for home before that hits the screen.
 
2012-10-13 06:46:44 PM

Rodeodoc: intelligent comment below: Not sure if ignorant troll or really this ignorant

Actually, it's a fact. In typical asshat Hollywood fashion, Affleck gives all the credit to the CIA. In fact, it was the Canadian Embassy and Ambassador Ken Taylor who masterminded the affair. The CIA was mostly hiding behind their mommy's aprons, waiting to take credit if the Canadians pulled it off.

But then Americans are always first to take the credit, last to take the blame. Affleck tried to kiss Taylor's ass by adding a paragraph at the end of the movie after the credits that gives the Canucks a brief shout out. Fark you, Affleck, you lying douchebag. People will be in their cars and heading for home before that hits the screen.


Hey, douchebag. Affleck didn't write the script.
 
2012-10-13 07:16:54 PM
Wow, that is a fantastic compendium of wishful thinking, disinformation, and libelous yellow journalism.

/my favorite was the ridiculous blurb by a guy that claims he was fired as a "C.I.A. attorney" under "contentious circumstances"
 
2012-10-13 07:32:48 PM

Rodeodoc: intelligent comment below: Not sure if ignorant troll or really this ignorant

Actually, it's a fact. In typical asshat Hollywood fashion, Affleck gives all the credit to the CIA. In fact, it was the Canadian Embassy and Ambassador Ken Taylor who masterminded the affair. The CIA was mostly hiding behind their mommy's aprons, waiting to take credit if the Canadians pulled it off.

But then Americans are always first to take the credit, last to take the blame. Affleck tried to kiss Taylor's ass by adding a paragraph at the end of the movie after the credits that gives the Canucks a brief shout out. Fark you, Affleck, you lying douchebag. People will be in their cars and heading for home before that hits the screen.


Totally true. I don't want to watch the American take on real hero, who is totally absent from the movie, Ken Taylor. Maybe I should to see how far off the mark this movie is.

I get it that this is supposed to be a dramatic take on a real story, but cmon, this is fiction based on a real story, which isn't quite the same thing.

I'm old enough to remember the real story (I was in my mid-teens at the time) and it's really sad that this "drama" is being passed off as a take on "History". From the blurb about Argo "Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis-the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades." Uh, not here in Canada. We knew a long time ago.

It's getting great reviews. I am sure it's a great movie to watch. I am only annoyed that it's trying to pass itself off as truth, which it's not.
 
2012-10-13 08:21:06 PM

OscarTamerz: A much better movie would have been how the Iranian camel jockeys were scared so shiatless by Reagan they gave all the rest of the hostages back witout him having to do a thing. Of course the Hollywood cocksuckers would never do a movie about a real American hero, would they.


would like to point out (without looking to see if others responded to the trolling) that they were "inspired" to return the hostages because of the arms shipments your hero, Ronald, agreed to.
Which is illegal in the United States of America but not in "Merica" apparently.

This is also why Carter couldn't get them back, standing on legality and moral issues got him nowhere but out of office. 

Though it doesn't seem you are offended by facts or congressional investigations so there's that in your favor.
 
2012-10-13 08:52:49 PM

Arnprior Joe: Hey, douchebag. Affleck didn't write the script.


True, but he did direct the movie. Directors generally have say in things like this, particularly in what ends up on the cutting room floor.
 
2012-10-13 09:50:35 PM
You're confusing the Iran embassy hostages with the Iran Contra hostages. All the Iran embassy hostages were returned before Reagan became president and flown out of Iran on the day of the inauguration because he threatened to treat it like what it was, an act of war, if they were not returned. Get a brain liebutturds.
 
2012-10-13 10:54:39 PM

OscarTamerz: You're confusing the Iran embassy hostages with the Iran Contra hostages. All the Iran embassy hostages were returned before Reagan became president and flown out of Iran on the day of the inauguration because he threatened to treat it like what it was, an act of war, if they were not returned. Get a brain liebutturds.


You're wrong, and before you get all antsy, I'm linking to a non-partisan fact-checking site: Link
 
2012-10-13 11:25:23 PM

indarwinsshadow: Afflecks a kunt. I won't read any article that promotes some piece of revisionist sh*t that puts Canada's role in saving your diplomats on the front burner. F*ck that. It's insulting as hell and hopefully, Canadians will boycott Afflecks asswipe movie.


Saw the film. Portrayal of the. Canadians was very flattering.
 
2012-10-13 11:35:34 PM
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2012-10-14 12:39:22 AM

Goodfella: I liked the Good Shepherd better. A sort of loose biography of George Bush Sr. Definitely the best CIA movie ever.


It wasn't Bush, who wasn't CIA chief all that long. It was (according to wiki) James J. Angleton and Richard Bissell, though the CIA chief was clearly based on William Colby. Colby's son made an excellent doc about his father called The Man Nobody Knew
 
2012-10-14 04:47:44 AM
www.global-air.com

The movie ARGO was based, in part, on this 2007 article in Wired Magazine. (new window)
 
2012-10-14 05:06:02 AM
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Colby's body was recovered after 9 days, just 100 yards from where his canoe had been found. He was uncharacteristically without his life jacket or shoes. (new window)
 
2012-10-14 12:15:13 PM
How about a film about how the CIA overthrew Premier Mossadegh in Iran and put the shill Pahlavi and the SAVAK secret police in his place over the objections of most Iranians, who were mostly overjoyed about overthrowing Pahlavi years later? Oh wait, movies must only show the US government view; fark everyone else.
 
2012-10-14 03:55:45 PM

planes: [www.global-air.com image 150x195]

The movie ARGO was based, in part, on this 2007 article in Wired Magazine. (new window)



Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny is one of my favortie books. I am glad no one has made a movie version as there is a 99.9% chance it would suck.

http://lordoflight.com/
 
2012-10-14 04:12:07 PM
As the wearers of the saffron robe still meditate upon the Way of
Light, and the girl who is named Murga visits the Temple daily, to
place before her dark one in his shrine the only devotion he receives,
of flowers.


http://arthursbookshelf.com/sci-fi/zelazny/Lord%20of%20Light%20-%20Ro g er%20Zelazny.pdf
 
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