The Bourne Supremacy Scene Analysis

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The clip belongs to the film The Bourne Supremacy (Paul Greengrass, 2004), the second film of a popular saga during the 2000s. This movie saga has been considered as representative of the known as paranoid style, a highly popular style during the 1970s, recovered during the first decades of the 21st c. The main character is Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) an ex-CIA agent, threatened by the whole administration, and specifically, the CIA. The clip relates to the end of the movie, when Bourne comes to visit Irena Neski (Oksana Akínshina) in order to apologize by killing her parents in the past. By contrast to the whole movie, this is not an action scene, but the use of the camera, the editing, and the music contribute to create a realistic atmosphere. This realism is necessary to reinforce the personality of Jason Bourne; therefore the film borrows devices from the politic and documental films. The rebirth of the…show more content…
Furthermore, the use of an unsteady handheld camera not only increases the realism of the moment, but beyond, the handheld camera reveals weakness in Jason´s personality in the way that he is disoriented, and shocked. In addition, the use of a slower pace, in combination with an imperfect editing, creates a more realistic cinematography. To finish, the absence of music contributes to stress the realism, the fact that only environmental sounds are hearing during the conversation provides the scene with authenticity. To sum up, the entire scene deals with truth and realism. In the film, Jason Burn, a CIA agent who has lost his memory, realizes that villains at home are more dangerous than any enemies abroad (Douthat, 5). Moreover, the use of the aesthetics of the documentary in this scene, suggests a new truth, that the enemy is so close that he is inside one self, providing the paranoid style of filmmaking a new

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