CIA's 'Argo' plot was inspired by Roger Zelazny's novel, Lord of Light'Submitted by emalvini on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 20:39
CIA's 'Argo' plot was inspired by Roger Zelazny's novel, Lord of Light'
By DJ Pangburn 6 hours ago
By now many people have seen the trailer for Ben Affleck’s new film “Argo.” The film’s plot explores the background behind a zany CIA cover story to rescue Iran hostages in 1979, with agents posing as filmmakers on a Middle Eastern location scout for an imaginary science fiction film “Argo”. What is lesser known is that the ruse was inspired by one of science fiction’s great novels “Lord of Light,” crafted by one of its most inventive writers, Roger Zelazny.
And now filmmaker Judd Ehrlich is exploring this story within a story in the documentary “Science Fiction Land: A Stranger Than Fiction Doc.”