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I don't think it's a shortcut or oversight. Bourne's skills are depicted as superhuman, but even he can't dodge or outrun bullets fired at point blank range. If all had gone according to plan he would have killed the dictator and walked out. Once Bourne made the decision not to kill his target he was in an entirely different situation. Instead of walking ...


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In his line of work it's a lot more likely that he was planning on dying rather than having amnesia someday. The implant was probably intended for his employer's benefit, not his own. The 'surgeon' found the device when he pressed on the scar and noticed that there was something under the skin. It was a small device, but it would have to be big enough to ...


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It's a classical "I pretend to have to fired a shot, so you think I have revealed myself involuntarily, so you make your move, and then I get you because I'm ready" move. The basic idea is a confusion. Bourne fires a shot, which would normally reveal his position. But, the birds are scattered along a wide area, so they create a mass distraction. The ...


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The Bourne Directory says: Jason Bourne is a masterful expert in Kali martial arts. He is seen using it in the movies and video game. Further, amongst his weapons are listed are: Jeet Kune Do Krav Maga Kali Martial Arts Finally, the page about the game Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy says: As a third-person espionage action game, players ...


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In her book Robert Ludlum: A Critical Companion, Gina MacDonald draws from The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association to discuss author Ludlum’s development of the causes and symptoms of Webb/Bourne’s ailments (p 134-135). Bourne is the deadly alter ego that Webb assumed to survive the jungle warfare in Vietnam and ...


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While the reason behind this shot (and any other shot just like this) could be, just like Vedran suggested, a trick to get the other person to believe that you for some reason had to fire your gun at something, or someone, else and must therefore be distracted making it a perfect opportunity for the other person to take off; the reason could also be to make ...


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The Treadstone project took individuals (like David Webb - who would become Jason Bourne) and used brainwashing techniques/ behavior-modification programs to break them down and rebuild them (stripping away their morality or hesitancy to kill) as ultimate assassins. The modification had chronic physiological effects such as headaches and light sensitivity. ...


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I personally think the implant of the laser was to reveal Bourns own identity to himself if any accident happens. It was likely from the beginning that Bourne may get amnesia due to the drug effect. So if anything of that happens, he can get back his identity easily(Like the movie went on). Maybe they thought, it will create pain in the implanted area and ...


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I believe it's a Hollywood blend based on a Filipino style called Kali but I'm afraid I don't have any supporting links, do seem to remember something in one of the directors commentaries (or a extra) from Identity?


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I always assumed the "doctor" to be a regular member of the fisherman crew who just happens to know something about medics too. Seen in that light, the relationship between the two had little to do with a normal doctor-patient relation wherein the doctor could order the patient to stay. In this case, Jason was eager to find out about himself and to go to ...



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