In time for Oscar-mania, here’s a terrific piece by Rick Hertzberg of The New Yorker. It’s got everything you want to know about the story behind Argo, and more besides. (You might have to be a subscriber to read the whole thing…)
Three or even four cheers for Ottawa! Having spent lots of time in Canada, I find this information quite thrilling about Canada’s heroism, carried out in its understated Canadian way. There has been, understandably, some grumbling from Canada:
The Hertzberg piece is particularly interesting because of its interview with Jimmy Carter, here at his very best.
(But Life of Pi for Oscar winner? Rick! are you serious?)