ARGO. I couldn't watch it in one sitting, it was just too tense and brought back the tense emotions here in the U.S. at the time. If you hang on through the credits, they gave the last words to Jimmy Carter, but no mention was made of how Tehran taunted the U.S. by waiting out Carter's presidency and releasing the hostages at the embassy the moment Ronald Reagan took the oath of office.
As a film it deserved the Oscar. The writing was tight and the images - once again shown in the credits - matched with the photos of the time.