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I didn't notice that the glossed over this the first time I watched it, but I see two possible explanations. At the end of The Bourne Identity, Jason Bourne briefly had access to some information about Treadstone when he infiltrates a safehouse. He could have found the information there and kept it. (This is a possible explanation, but I'm not crazy ...


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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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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 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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This is actually explained in the scene. Vosen is clearly relying far too heavily on the information from "The Grid" (e.g. a series of flagged passports and identities that have been loaded onto their fancy CIA computer system regarding all of Jason Bourne's previously used aliases). We learn, however, that the di Piento passport has never been used and ...



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