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Saturday, February 23, 2013

O Canada! The movie Argo and President Carter

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...)

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/hendrikhertzberg/2013/02/argo-the-jimmy-carter-experience.html

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:

http://carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/former-canadian-ambassador-renews-criticism-of-argo/?hp

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?)