History Film / TheBourneSeries

25th Aug '17 6:39:50 PM nombretomado
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* TheNewRussia: The second main setting of ''Supremacy'' and [[{{Flashback}} at the beginning]] of ''Ultimatum''. [[spoiler: Bourne's unofficial first mission consisted in the assassination of a progressive Russian politician.]]
8th Aug '17 8:00:48 PM Premonition45
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* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: Very subtly done. In ''The Bourne Identity'', all the mobile phones are late-90s basic phones and we see [=PCs=] with massive CRT monitors. By ''The Bourne Supremacy'', we start seeing early smartphones and [=PDAs=], such as the HP [=iPaq=] used to ID Bourne's (faked) fingerprint, and flatscreen monitors.

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* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: Very subtly done. In ''The Bourne Identity'', ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'' (2002), all the mobile phones are late-90s basic phones and we see [=PCs=] with massive CRT monitors. By ''The Bourne Supremacy'', ''Film/TheBourneSupremacy'' (2004), we start seeing early smartphones and [=PDAs=], such as the HP [=iPaq=] used to ID Bourne's (faked) fingerprint, and flatscreen monitors.monitors. ''Film/JasonBourne'' (2016) features recent smartphones and mobile apps, with a subplot involving a social media CEO.
19th Jul '17 6:36:57 AM Wuz
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** A CIA officer will be directing a large control center full of intelligence agents looking at computers and tracking Bourne or Cross. It's a different CIA officer and a different control center every single movie, and the rank of the officer and the size of the room seems to get progressively larger.

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** A CIA officer official will be directing a large control center full of intelligence agents looking at computers and tracking Bourne or Cross. It's a different CIA officer official and a different control center every single movie, and the rank of the officer official and the size of the room seems to get progressively larger.
19th Jul '17 6:34:39 AM Wuz
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** A CIA officer will be directing a large control center full of intelligence agents looking at computers and tracking Bourne or Cross. It's a different CIA officer and a different control center every single movie, and the rank of the officer and the size of the room seems to get progressively larger.
12th Apr '17 5:38:26 AM BadgerBadger
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** Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) is one of Bourne's field handlers on an extremely sensitive mission and apparently has beyond Top Secret clearance given what she is involved in (monitoring ''all'' of the Treadstone field agents). In other words, significantly more dangerous to the Agency than Bourne is if she screws up, or if something was missed in her vetting and she is less than 100% loyal. When the movie was filmed, Julia Stiles was a very young looking ''twenty-one.'' There's an attempted {{lampshade|Hanging}} Lampshade in ''Supremacy'' when Nicky explains her cover was an exchange student studying in Paris. In the fifth film, she's identified as being in her early-mid 30s, and since the film is set 12 years after ''Ultimatum'' this trope comes up again.

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** Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) is one of Bourne's field handlers on an extremely sensitive mission and apparently has beyond Top Secret clearance given what she is involved in (monitoring ''all'' of the Treadstone field agents). In other words, significantly more dangerous to the Agency than Bourne is if she screws up, or if something was missed in her vetting and she is less than 100% loyal. When the movie was filmed, Julia Stiles was a very young looking ''twenty-one.'' There's an attempted {{lampshade|Hanging}} Lampshade in ''Supremacy'' when Nicky explains her cover was an exchange student studying in Paris. In the fifth film, she's identified as being in her early-mid 30s, and since the film is set 12 years after ''Ultimatum'' this trope comes up again.
4th Jan '17 1:24:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Spectacularly averted for the most part, with only a few minor exceptions:
** Scenes from Zürich and the French countryside in ''Identity'' were filmed in the Czech Republic (in and around Prague), The skyline of and scene taking place in Amsterdam in Supremacy are probably filmed there as well and the very brief re-appearance of Moscow in ''Ultimatum'' was filmed around old [[UsefulNotes/EastGermany GDR]] era buildings in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}.
** In ''Ultimatum'' they filmed a scene set at the Waterloo train station on location, but there was no way they could get the location shut down for filming, so they just worked around the crowd. It generally worked alright as they put up signs to please ignore the film crew.
** Calgary, Alberta served as Alaska, but that doesn't mean Jeremy Renner didn't actually get into glacier water with little protection.
11th Oct '16 5:01:11 PM Kalaong
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11th Oct '16 5:01:10 PM Kalaong
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* AscendedExtra: Creator/JuliaStiles character Nicky was a very minor character in ''Identity'', and would have been completely overlooked if it wasn't someone with Stiles name recognition playing her. She returned in ''Supremacy'' with an enlarged role based on her involvement with Treadstone in the first film. In ''Ultimatum'' she ends up becoming a co-protagonist with Bourne, using her knowledge of mission protocol to help root out a Blackbriar assassin and hinting that they knew each other before Jason signed up for Treadstone.

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* AscendedExtra: Creator/JuliaStiles character Nicky was a very minor character in ''Identity'', and would have been completely overlooked if it wasn't someone with Stiles name recognition playing her. She returned in ''Supremacy'' with an enlarged role based on her involvement with Treadstone in the first film. In ''Ultimatum'' she ends up becoming a co-protagonist with Bourne, using her knowledge of mission protocol to help root out a Blackbriar assassin and hinting that they knew each other before Jason signed up for Treadstone. In ''Jason Bourne'', she discovers more about Bourne's life as David Webb [[spoiler:which gets her killed by the same CIA asset that killed Bourne's father]].
3rd Sep '16 9:30:02 AM Saveelich
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* TrilogyCreep: The third film tied things up nicely, though leaving them open ended in case Matt Damon wanted to return as Bourne. When he passed on ''Legacy'' due to Greengrass' lack of involvement, a new character played by Jeremy Renner was written-in. However, as the top of the page explains, a fifth film starring Damon and directed by Greengrass will be released in 2016.

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* TrilogyCreep: The third film tied things up nicely, though leaving them open ended in case Matt Damon wanted to return as Bourne. When he passed on ''Legacy'' due to Greengrass' lack of involvement, a new character played by Jeremy Renner was written-in. However, as the top of the page explains, a A fifth film starring Damon and directed by Greengrass will be was released in 2016.
31st Aug '16 4:32:30 AM Saveelich
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* MrFanservice: Whenever Bourne [[ShirtlessScene takes his shirt off]].
* MythArc: The overarching storyline across all movies is about illegal superhuman assassin projects that are controlled by ethically bankrupt American government officials.
* NeverForgottenSkill: Jason Bourne is introduced with having amnesia. However, his memory loss does not affect his combat skills in the slightest.
* [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands New Skills as the Plot Demands]]: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the first film; Bourne has a ton of skills that help him disappear, beat people up and kill. He doesn't know about most of them until he has to use them; best demonstrated when a couple cops try to arrest him for sleeping on a park bench. A few seconds later they're both disabled and he is standing over them with one of their service pistols, a look of utter bewilderment on his face.



* MrFanservice: Guess who.
* MythArc: the overarching storyline across all movies is about illegal superhuman assassin projects that are controlled by ethically bankrupt American government officials.
* NeverForgottenSkill: Jason Bourne is introduced with having amnesia. However, his memory loss does not affect his combat skills in the slightest.
* [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands New Skills as the Plot Demands]]: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the first film; Bourne has a ton of skills that help him disappear, beat people up and kill. He doesn't know about most of them until he has to use them; best demonstrated when a couple cops try to arrest him for sleeping on a park bench. A few seconds later they're both disabled and he is standing over them with one of their service pistols, a look of utter bewilderment on his face.
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