Film Analysis - American Thriller - The Bourne Supramacy

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Kevin Chen

Film Analysis 9, American Thriller

IB Film

Mrs. Duncan

Block 03

The film, The Bourne Supremacy, it is a 2004 American-German action and spy film loosely based on Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. The film was directed by Paul Greengrass from a screenplay by Tony Gilroy. Paul Greengrass is an English film director, screenwriter and former journalist. He specializes in dramatizations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras. This film was released on July 23, 2004.

The film was mainly filmed in European places, such as, Moscow or Berlin. The narrator of this film was the main character, Jason Bourne, played by Matt Damon. We see many close up shots in the film to show drama and tension between characters. Since the movie is a spy themed film, the camera is always either really close or really far to give you the spy feeling.

The scene I've really likes is when they were interrogating Jason in the room and then he escapes and basically spies on their entire plan and conversations.

The scene starts off with a high angle shot so we can get a view of the room, like any other interrogation room, it had a table, chairs, and a detective. They give us many close up shots when they question Jason to show seriousness in their faces. Jason ignores and just stares at a place through the whole questioning and this gives us the idea that he doesn't care for the questions and is thinking of a plan to escape. The detective sits on the table and the camera is now showing both of them, while he questions him we see that there is a window in the background, which is unusual for an interrogation room.