It begins with the U.S. embassy in Iran, where many Iranians are trying to break in and kill or capture U.S. employees. They wanted prisoners to hold in exchange for the old shah of Iran, who is now in the United States seeking refugee. After the rioters break into the embassy, six Americans are able to escape and hide out with the Canadian ambassador who has a house there. Learning of this C.I.A agent Tony Mendez, played by Ben Affleck, helps plan a secret operation. The idea thought up by Mendez is to pretend to be Canadian movie executives looking for exotic places to shoot a space movie named “Argo”, hence the title of the actual movie.
Then they pretend like they were never even there. I noticed that they do not have as much characters in the movie as they do in the book. In the movie there are only four or five main characters. While in the book there are thirty-six characters that all play important parts in the story. In the book it never said that the disease started from a monkey like it did in the movie.
Leonard Peltier being the third person brought to trial fled to Canada because he thought he would not receive a fair trail in the United States. On February 6, 1976 Peltier was in custody and brought to trail in the United States. The FBI used improper procedures in convicting Leonard Peltier of two life sentences in prison. He has served over thirty years in prison for a crime he has not committed. While in prison he received many human rights awards and donated many of his paintings to the Native American recovery programs.
The film conveys with some visual power, the effect of the blast and destruction and suffering of the people. Besides all the good qualities of the movie, it is unfortunate that the title of the film will cause confusion for years to come as it shares the same name of a fine and very reliable non-fiction book about the Halifax Explosion: Shattered City by Janet Kitz. According to the sources listed in the bibliography, there is no evidence of German spies in Halifax in World War I during or before the explosion. The Film tells us that there were no surgeons and only two makeshift hospitals until the Americans arrive of trains. There were actually a half dozen hospitals operating the day of the explosion.
In the play, the families got caught because a thief heard them upstairs, and he got away by telling the police that he knew where some Jews were. On page 519 the thief knows that the families are hiding because Mr. Dussel said “Thanks to this clumsy fool, there’s someone now who knows we’re up here! Someone now knows we’re up here hiding! In the movie, it was said that the wife of the owner of the building where the families were staying called the police and told them that the families were there. c. Another difference between the play and the movie is that in the play they didn’t go into detail about the concentration camps.
Oswald had led a troubled childhood and had enlisted in the US Marina Corps in October, 1956. In 1956 Oswald was tested and scored 212, just barely meeting the qualifications for sharpshooter (Warren Commission, 1964, p.11). Later testing moved him back to ‘marksman’ status (Warren Commission, 1964, p.11). Oswald was not trained as a marksman or sharpshooter in the Marine Corps, though; he was trained as a radar operator. After a brief career in the Marine Corps, Oswald was discharged and defected to the Soviet Union, but later returned to the United States and was employed at the Texas School Book Depository at the time of JFK’s assassination.
Personal Rule * Charles ruled for 11 years without Parliament. From 1629 to 1640. * This was considered legal, but unusual. It was normal for a few years to pass between Parliaments, as in Henry VII’s reign, he ran without Parliament for 7 years. * Parliament was not part of the routine machinery of government, and ruling without one made him a tyrant.
“It was the first time in our nation's history that a President had been assassinated. As cries from citizens rang out, Congress began to think about adding Presidential protection to the list of duties performed by the Secret Service” (Inside the White House) however this would have to wait. “In 1865, up to one-half of all the paper money in America was counterfeit” (About.com: US Government Info) so the idea of a Secret service as a organization dedicated to fixing this problem was put forth. After about three months of getting through the red tape and deciding the duties of this new group, “on July 5, 1865, Congress created the US Secret Service under the Treasury Department -- to stop the counterfeiting” (About.com: US Government Info). The success of this organization was amazing and the Secret Service began to make a name for its self.
o There is no chorus’ speech in the film. o In terms of characters, there are several minor ones which do not appear in the film. Wagner’s participation in the play is higher than in the film and, of course, Robin does not appear. There are two necessary characters in the story, the Good Angel and the Evil Angel. Those angels are not represented in the play, but in the film, their voices come from a caravel and a saint.
The movie series “Star Wars” was the last movie to have the credits at the beginning of the movie, any movie that is made now days has the credits at the end of the movie. Another example of different style of movie is that in the movie “Singing in the Rain” people did their own stunts but now a lot of people don’t do their own stunts they hire a stunt double that looks somewhat like the person they replace to do their own stunts. The movie “Singing in the Rain” shows a different style of music than we hear in movies now. Music in the movie “Singing in the Rain” is performed by the person like Don Lockwood, in movies that you see now most of the music is made by a computer or added by a computer. This is a couple of ways movies and the music in movies are different than the way you would see in movie that you would see