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Title:   The Bourne Supremacy
Director:   Paul Greengrass
Year:   2004
Genre:   Spy
Times Seen:   2
Last Seen:   12.16.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (4)
- The Bourne Ultimatum
- Captain Phillips
- Green Zone
- Jason Bourne

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
12.16.06DVD Not as good as Identity but still not bad. The performances are all good but I can't stand Greengrass' constant use of shaky close-up hand-held... it's one thing to be visceral and kinetic but come on, dude... at least show us what's going on.

I hope the third also uses the Moby track at the end with the same credits design... give the trilogy a nice cohesion. I also hope I'll be able to see what's going on. Seriously, even on my fairly small tv, some of these "action" sequences seem more like random abstract images flickering in front of my eyes... like i'm not even supposed to tell what it is because it's going straight to my subconsciouss mind.

In order to remind myself how a good fight scene looks, I popped in Sam Fuller's Pickup on South Street and watched the subway brawl toward the end. It's a quick little scene but I really love how efficient and brutal it is... Dragging the guy down the stairs and having his head bob up and down, pushing him over the turnstyles, throwing him onto the tracks, and Fuller uses these really high-angle shots to show you exactly where everybody is and what's going on. not an epileptic insert to be found. Sure it's filled with 50s foley punches and Widmark practically reads a book waiting for the guy to punch him at one point, but everything else about the scene is pretty flawless I think. I just wish more directors today were better with action scenes. I think many of them hide their lack of understanding under mounds and mounds of cuts and blurry shakes.
12.25.04DVD Merry Christmas!!!
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