現已記錄70套電影

2012 – 救參任務 (Argo)

Director: Ben Affleck
Writers: Chris Terrio (screenplay by), Tony Mendez (based on a selection from “The Master of Disguise” by) (as Antonio J. Mendez)
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
Length: 2h





得到第85屆奧斯卡金像獎最佳影片、最佳改編劇本和最佳剪輯獎,我差點錯失進戲院看這部電影的機會,幸好挾著奧斯卡獎項的威名下,最後也趕得及。

影片沒有令我失望,這電影節奏明快,緊張非常,完全沒有一刻能休息下來,令我非常投入,剪輯技巧應記一大功勞。劇情看似很戲劇化,真沒想過那是真人真事。

1979年伊朗發生伊斯蘭革命,推翻美國支持的巴列維政權。同年,巴列維往美國治病,引起伊朗反美情緒。新領導人高美尼的支持者佔領了美國大使館,66名美國外交官和平民被扣留為人質。「伊朗人質危機」一直持續到1981年1月,長達444天。

而在使館被佔領時,有六名領使館職員逃脫,在加拿大大使的家中躲藏,中情局計劃要在他們身份曝光前營救,局方的營救專家建議拍攝一部虛構的科幻電影《Argo》,聲稱到伊朗察看外景場地,六名使館職員扮作來自加拿大的電影工作人員,成功撤離,一部不存在的電影展開了真實的拯救任務。

在網上找有關這事的資料,完全驚訝拍電影的橋段竟然會用來化解這次的危機。看電影時,當然是緊張又刺激,娛樂指數很高,但一想到是真人真事,真的為他們抹一把汗。

原來又是Ben Affleck,之前看完驕陽似我後,特地找了這套電影的資料,發覺他當年已才華洋溢,而他這次又導又演,感覺更勝從前,以後定必留意他的作品。


LA Times Reporter: What does the title refer to?
Lester Siegel: The Argo. You know, it’s the thing.
LA Times Reporter: Like Jason and the Golden Fleece, or what?
Lester Siegel: No, no. It’s the ship. It’s the spaceship. It goes everywhere. It goes all throughout space.
LA Times Reporter: So, it’s Argonaut.
Lester Siegel: No.
LA Times Reporter: What does Argo mean?
Lester Siegel: I don’t know.
LA Times Reporter: You don’t know?
Lester Siegel: It means “Argo fuck yourself.”
John Chambers: Target audience will hate it.
Tony Mendez: Who’s the target audience?
John Chambers: People with eyes.
If I’m doing a fake movie, it’s gonna be a fake hit.Lester Siege
This is the best bad idea we have, sir. By far.Jack O'Donnell
Max Klein: You want me to be honest with you, Les?
Lester Siegel: No, I would like you to bullshit me, Max.
Lester Siegel: Okay, you got 6 people hiding out in a town of what, 4 million people, all of whom chant “death to America” all the livelong day. You want to set up a movie in a week. You want to lie to Hollywood, a town where everybody lies for a living. Then you’re gonna sneak 007 over here into a country that wants CIA blood on their breakfast cereal, and you’re gonna walk the Brady Bunch out of the most watched city in the world.
Tony Mendez: Past about a hundred militia at the airport. That’s right.
Lester Siegel: Right. Look, I gotta tell you. We did suicide missions in the army that had better odds than this.
Joe Stafford: You really believe your little story’s gonna make a difference when there’s a gun to our heads?
Tony Mendez: I think my story’s the only thing between you and a gun to your head.
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