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New Stills and TV Spot for Ben Affleck's Oscar-Bound Telluride Hit 'Argo'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 5, 2012 at 1:58PM

Buzz is building around Ben Affleck's "Argo," a thriller set in 1980 based on a "declassified true story" about a CIA mission-- with a Hollywood twist.
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Buzz is building around Ben Affleck's "Argo," a thriller set in 1980 based on a "declassified true story" about a CIA mission-- with a Hollywood twist.  In order to rescue trapped Americans from Tehran, Iran, Affleck's CIA agent concocts a plot to scout film locations there. Thus the "Argo" tagline: "The most important movie of all time was never made." 

As Affleck's third film as a director heads for Toronto, it's also a strong Oscar contender.  Check out new footage in the TV spot below to see a quick glimpse of what we described as "The Insider" on steroids. The movie also stars Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Kyle Chandler. 
 

This article is related to: Ben Affleck, Trailers, Trailers, Awards, Oscars, Awards, Awards


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.