"I don't want to see a movie about the Iranian hostage crisis," I said flatly. I know I can be bratty, but also, that was a late start for a serious movie. Maybe OK for a popcorn flick...
"It's not about the Iranian hostage crisis. It's about this guy's plan to make it seem like they were making a Hollywood movie filmed in Iran, to then get six Americans out," he said.
But boy, was he right. One of the best movies I've ever seen, again because it's a true story and a great time capsule. Ben Affleck directs and stars--he is gorgeous and gifted. The close look at the Carter White House and Hollywood [with Alan Arkin] is brilliant.
And, I loved seeing the news footage from 1979/80 and the wide-collared shirts, goofy glasses, fat ties. I adored the tenacious attention to detail.
- Boot camp in the dome.
- Roasted eggplant and garlic again, with not too much olive oil.
- Saw our friends Anne and Michael [and Nikki and Ryan].