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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 ...


16

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 ...


11

I'm impressed how totally untrue answer got so many upvotes. It's obvious from the footage that Jason Bourne was shot by a white man in a suit, a bodyguard of Wombosi, not Wombosi himself.


9

Why? Well clearly he's in love with her and that is what provides his motivation for finding her. Regarding the danger aspect, well at the end of The Bourne Identity he has taken out every operative the Treadstone program has thrown at him with pretty extreme prejudice and in addition to the significant losses he has inflicted to their operation they no ...


9

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 move ...


8

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 ...


8

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 ...


7

A Million Dollars (almost) The script confirms it. Lifting the top tray. Staring into THE DEEP BOTTOM TRAY and -- First of all... MONEY. Lots of it. Ten thousand dollar stacks of hundreds. Lots of them. Close to a million dollars. There's A GUN. A very good gun. Several clips of ammo. And... FIVE MORE PASSPORTS. All clean. ...


6

The way I see it, there are two reasons: Because, as you said, she's the only person he knows. The only person he can trust. So, he wants to keep her close so that he's not all alone. More importantly, he knows (or at least has good reason to suspect) that she's already been drawn into the web of his adventure. He originally met her by her car, which was ...


6

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 ...


6

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. ...


4

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?


4

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 ...


3

People you miss something here: The Professor is armed with a sniper rifle (and maybe other weapon) while a scattergun is all Bourne got. Bourne knows for sure there is no chance to win a long range with a scattergun. So his strategy is quite clear: get close to The Professor, make the battle a short range fight. He shoots the tank to make smoke his cover ...


3

My view is that the birds when they came back to land in the field would not have landed anywhere near the prof therefore giving Bourne an idea of where in the field he was hiding. The fact that the shot made him move was a bonus.


2

I'm going to say you and your friend remembered this from something else. In none of the Bourne releases does the scene you mention seem to exist. I found a great review detailing what was on the Bourne Identity DVD release, including deleted scenes, and it's certainly not mentioned there. Cinema Blend cover what was released on the "Extended Edition" ...


1

He had no intention of inviting her up and was saying his goodbyes until she offered him a ride "anytime ". He thought about it for a second and figured why not. After all a few scenes later we see he never forgot how to be a man.


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The scene you are thinking of is from the movie Spy Games with Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. Pitt is an undercover CIA contractor working for Redford and meets this girl who he hopes can get him closer to a doctor. He finds out from Redford that she is not allowed back into Britain because she bombed a building owned by China that was supposed to be empty ...


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