The Pestle


Ep 271: “The Bourne Identity”

April 02, 2024

We karate chop Matt Damon’s “The Bourne Identity” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, camerawork, lighting;
  • Sound design & editing;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

There can be no faith in government if our highest offices are excused from scrutiny – they should be setting the example of transparency.Edward Snowden

Notes & References:
Todd is correct, the song in the final scene is Moby’s “Extreme Ways” (YouTube)
Cinematographer Oliver Wood also shot “Face/Off”, “U-571”, “Talladega Nights”, and many many other huge films. (iMDB)
Robert Ludlum said the book was inspired after a bout of temporary amnesia where he forgot 12 hours of his life. (wiki)
PBS Frontline has one 1 Academy Award, 75 Emmys, and 18 Peabody awards. (wiki)

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