Ben Affleck's political thriller Argo premiered at the BFI London Film Festival last night, having already received thoroughly positive reviews from critics including Digital Spy.
We caught up with Affleck on the red carpet along with his co-stars Bryan Cranston and John Goodman, to discuss the film's shoot, its portrayal of the CIA and Affleck's influences as a director.
"I was consciously aping the look and the feel, even down to the contrast and saturation, of 1970s movies," Affleck explained. "In particular stylistically, movies like All The President's Men and Three Days of the Condor.
"They're perfect examples of what I thought… if I put that into the movie and made it feel like that, I thought the audience might subconsciously believe more that they were watching a '70s movie."
Argo tells the true story of an unconventional CIA mission in the 1970s, designed to free six US embassy workers who became trapped in Iran during the Iranian Revolution.