Ben Affleck Venture ‘Argo’: Ben Affleck shows his seriousness as a director with his new film venture Argo. With this movie he joins the bandwagon of Hollywood’s seasoned, skilled and influential directors, as he takes his chances with a topic that is out of the box.
Previously Ben Affleck has proved his skills with films like ‘Gone Baby Gone’ and ‘The Town’. His acting and directing talent had shone through his powerful stories and griping screenplay. The films were brimming with talented actors and scripted in Boston’s blue collar community.
Despite the critical and commercial applaud that the films received, Ben Affleck’s films have their success attributed to the same formula. The director cum actor wants to do something out of the box and prove that he is not a one trick pony.
Thus Ben Affleck’s new film Argo is not set in the suburban Boston setting, but it is completely different in theme and tone. Ben Affleck’s latest movie is loosely based on a true story.
Argo is a thriller film, based on Tony Mendez’ narration of a rescue operation in Tehran. The film revolves around the rescuing of six United States diplomats who were rescued from Tehran, Iran in 1979 during the Iran hostage crisis. The operation was carried out with help from Canadian authorities.
Argo stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman in lead roles. The film is produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Ben Affleck. Argo is based on two pieces of literature, namely ‘The Master of Disguise’ by Antonio J Mendez, and ‘The Great Escape’ by Joshuah Bearman. Argo will be distributed by Warner Bros Pictures.
Since its release on October 12, 2012, Argo has received critical acclaim. A renowned film website has indicated that Argo has received 94 per cent positive response in a poll. The film was also previewed in September 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival.