Jack Kirby concept art for the film that would become "Argo"

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  1. Mondragon My other Avi is Gaucho Mickey

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    Awesome Kirby concept art from the film "Lord of Light" that Antonio Mendez and the CIA bought, for the film that would become known as "Argo".

    The fake movie "pretend-produced" as a CIA cover to famously get Americans out if Iran.

    More images - http://www.buzzfeed.com/richardrushfield/the-lost-jack-kirby-sketches-for-the-real-argo-film-project

    Seeing the incredible Kirby art and concept I almost wish Mendez and the CIA had produced it for real.

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    I've seen a few interviews with Antonio Mendez the mastermind behind the plan, but I've never seen him mention or asked about the Kirby art specifically.
    Mendez apparently being an artist himself, I wonder how much this art being attached to the project, influenced him when it came time to choosing a movie to "fake-produce".
    Obviously the specifics of which movie it was were meaningless, they just needed a cover, and for him and the rest to believably convey it was real. but honestly if I had seen this art and concept I would have chosen it too.

    So, does the CIA still own the script and concept for the "Lord of Light" film? Can somebody actually still make this movie using the Kirby concepts?

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    And how incredible would it have been to enter a Kirby designed theme park!
     
    #1 Mondragon, Feb 23, 2013
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    I live just a few miles south of Aurora so I definitely wish they'd built that park there.
     
  3. Mondragon My other Avi is Gaucho Mickey

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    They apparently had high hopes for this project...(unless it was all part of the ruse)

    In a strange twist if fate it all fell apart, and instead became the vehicle for an even stranger sequence of events.
    This whole story reminds me of the saying reality is sometimes stranger than fiction.
     
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  4. theMan-Bat Team Classic DC

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    Fantastic! Such meticulous detail. Awe inspiring.
     

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