The ten films that built 'Argo'
The Hollywood conspiracy classics that inspired Ben Affleck’s new thriller
We’re not saying that Ben Affleck’s superb new political thriller 'Argo', about a 1979 CIA plot to spring six American embassy workers from Tehran, is in any way unoriginal. But even Affleck would undoubtedly admit that his movie pays respectful homage to one particular group of classic films: the Hollywood conspiracy thrillers of the 1970s. Tom Huddleston rounds up ten films that contributed to ‘Argo’