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CIA's 'Argo' plot was inspired by Roger Zelazny's novel, Lord of Light'

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.”

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Argo was great

watched it today. Realistic, gripping, and pointed out that issues with Iran are deep, and we have decades of blow-back we are catching up with. My hope is that people will demand less foreign entanglement after watching this.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW