Dear Piers, Jason Kurtz, as much as I agree with you about the depth of this film, and that it possibly deserves nomination for Academy Award and the heroism of the US and Canadian Embassy staff for dealing with the dangerous Farsi speaking terrorists whom nationality are still unknown . I comment as follow : I wished the film also showed that the Princess Farah Pahlavi attending many hospitals of infectious diseases on weekly bases particularly kissing many women with leprosy in front of doctors and nurses to give the patients the confidence that they will be taken care of and hope they will get better, but instead film falsely showed that the Princess was bathing in milk, etc how untrue these were , these have to be the biggest lies by the followers of the current regime who were taken part in this film thus fooling the producer and director and other actors, by false information, it was obvious that the terrorists who occupied the Embassy were group of non Iranian terrorists, also I can assure you that day must be recorded as one of the saddest day in Iranian history and for us as “the true Iranians”. Therefore, I feel the producers and directors of “Argo” made one very big mistake by not researching enough about Iranians, and the Iranian History, nor talking in depth with educated Iranians prior to making the film, please note, well educated Iranians are very well known all over the United State who are resident in this great country and particularly in California, however, still not too late, please arrange and meet with Prince Reza and Princess Farah Pahlavi with appointments, I am sure, you and your viewers will benefit to find out about truth of Shah life and real Pahlavi dynasty and not get excited by what you have been told by the beneficiaries of this terrorist non’Iranian regime who have taken 70million Iranians as true hostages for the last 34 years ..
Also in good trim, and with a beautifully resonant instrument, was Inveraray’s Stuart Liddell. As the defending champion, Stuart laid out his stall with a well structured ‘Lament for Donald Bn MacCrimmon’ (all 21 minutes of it!), followed by a free flowing March, Strathspey and Reel, ending in GS McLennnan’s tricky ‘Little Cascade’. Many have come a cropper on this tune.
Anderson Cooper, you are better than this! I am no prude but Kathy Griffin humor was cheap and degrading to you, to CNN and to real, respectable comediennes and entertainers everywhere. I applaud you for not responding to her barrage of baiting and use of cheap humor. I finally switched channels because I could no longer endure your pain.