Sunday, November 27, 2005

BIO: The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

The Bourne Supremacy (2004) (dir. Paul Greengrass)

This is a quite wonderful film. I liked it better than The Bourne Identity, though that too was a fine piece of work. In the end, i think the stories both hold up well, but i liked the physical sequences better in Supremacy. Matt Damon i thought was better at his moves, whereas in the first film, much of it had to be faked with film speed and cut technique -- and the technique itself was obtrusive.

The issue: Only one that i noticed. While running through the streets of Berlin, the filmmakers apparently wanted an ominous predatory sound and what they got (while a flock of pigeons burst from a rooftop) sounds all the world to me like a Goshawk, though it's rendered a bit digitally. A Peregrine might have been believable, but a Goshawk is pretty strictly a forest bird. I can't say that another European Accipiter species was not used, but i suspect that most of the possibilities are also largely forest-dependent birds.

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