22 February 2013 5:38 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

For over a week now we've been running daily pieces about why a film does or does not deserve Best Picture. You can catch up with the full series here. Today Eric fights for Ben Affleck's Argo. My favorite shot in Ben Affleck.s Argo isn.t during the nail-biting, armchair-gripping finale at the Iranian airport or the heart-palpitating opening sequence with the rioters attacking the U.S. embassy. It.s an establishing shot less than 30 minutes into the film that shows the famed Hollywood sign as protagonist Tony Mendez arrives in Los Angeles. Rather than being a conventional shot that you see in any L.A. based film, however, most of the letters are ripped away or falling apart. As I sat in the theater I remember thinking to myself, .I had no idea that the Hollywood sign had ever been destroyed like that. What a cool detail! »

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