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Everything you need

to know about

The Bourne

Ultimatum

…and how it relates to you

and the world around you.

Includes info on the actors,

director, with news, reviews,

and photos.

Presentation by

David Bruce

VisualHollywood.com


SYNOPSIS

Movies Contain the

Essence of Being Human

All he wanted was

to disappear.

Instead, Jason

Bourne is now

hunted by the

people who made

him what he is.

Having lost his

memory and the

one person he

loved, he is

undeterred by the

barrage of bullets

and a new

generation of

highly-trained

killers. Bourne has

only one objective:

to go back to the

beginning and find

out who he was.


CAST

Actors help us: laugh, be happy, cry, get angry,

and even think. Can there be any better gifts?

MATT DAMON

(Jason Bourne)

is an Academy

Award winning

screenwriter, in

addition to being

honored for his work

as an actor. He most

recently starred in

Martin Scorsese's

The Departed, with

Leonardo DiCaprio,

Jack Nicholson and

Mark Wahlberg, and

in Robert De Niro's

dramatic thriller The

Good Shepherd, with

De Niro and

Angelina Jolie.


CREW

Filmmakers are Revolutionaries,

Not Just Entertainers

Directed by PAUL GREENGRASS

Screen Story by TONY GILROY

Screenplay by

ONY GILROY , SCOTT Z. BURNS and GEORGE NOLFI

Based on the Novel by ROBERT LUDLUM

Director of Photography OLIVER WOOD

Music by JOHN POWELL


JULIA STILES

(Nicky Parsons)

earned critical praise

starring in Patrick

Stettner's

independent feature,

The Business of

Strangers, opposite

Stockard Channing.

The film premiered at

the 2001 Sundance

Film Festival and the

Toronto International

Film Festival.

Additional film credits

include the Save the

Last Dance, and David

Mamet's State and

Main,

Actors are

Liberators Unaware

CAST


JOAN ALLEN

(Pamela Landy)

starred in Pleasantville,

opposite William H.

Macy and Jeff Daniels,

which earned her

several critics' awards.

Her role opposite John

Travolta and Nicolas

Cage in the smash hit

film Face/Off earned her

critical kudos as well as

Blockbuster and MTV

Movie Awards. Her

emotionally devastating

role in The Ice Storm,

opposite Kevin Kline

and Sigourney Weaver,

also earned her several

critics' awards.

CAST

The Cinematic Arts Have the

Power to Transform


CREW

Our Artists Are

Our Liberators

PAUL

GREENGRASS

(Directed by)

was nominated for an

Academy Award® and

won the BAFTA Award

for directing the 2006

release United 93, the

highly acclaimed drama

recounting the

courageous rally of

passengers and crew to

overtake a group of 9/11

hijackers. As writer/

director/ producer,

Greengrass also

received a Best Original

Screenplay nomination

from the Writers Guild of

America, along with

other accolades.


TRIVIA AND NEWS

Movie Making is the Convergence

of Many Talents and Art Forms

In keeping with the other screenplays of the Bourne series, Tony

Gilroy's story for The Bourne Ultimatum diverges from the historical

plotlines of Ludlum's novels- written in the midst of a Cold War that

would be almost unrecognizable to a generation born after its end.

But Ludlum's themes remain compelling and universally relevant. The

bestselling author was long suspected of having ties to someone inside

the CIA-a contact who helped him maintain a high level of believability

for his stories.


EXTENDED SYNOPSIS

Stories are

Transforming

In the world of action choreography, chase sequences and intricate

plot switchbacks, the Bourne series has set a new standard for an

entire genre. With an innovative story structure that rewards fans

who have followed the series and thrills those new to it, The

Bourne Ultimatum explodes with twists and surprises.


EXTENDED SYNOPSIS

Stories Embody the

Essence of Being Human

We find Bourne living as a man without a country or a past.

Subjected to brutal training he doesn't remember by people he

can't identify, Bourne was turned into a sophisticated human

weapon-the toughest target the CIA has ever tracked. Since he

was discovered floating in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of

Italy several years ago, he has been on a desperate quest to learn

who he is and discover who taught him how to kill.


Treadstone, the top-secret black-ops program

that created this super-assassin, is now defunct.

It has been reimagined as the joint Department of

Defense program Blackbriar, with a new

generation of trained killers-hidden from

domestic or foreign oversight-at the

government's disposal. To them, Bourne is a $30-

million malfunctioning threat who must be taken

out, once and for all. To him, they are the only

link to a life he has tried in vain to forget.

EXTENDED SYNOPSIS


EXTENDED SYNOPSIS

All Kids are Born Artistic

What is Natural is Essential

His quest will take him from Moscow, Paris and Madrid to London

and Tangier- evading, outsmarting and outmaneuvering Blackbriar

operatives, federal agents and local police every step of the wayin

a desperate quest to find answers to questions that haunt him.

And Bourne's journey will ultimately lead him to where it all began

and where it must come to an end: the streets of New York City.


EXTENDED SYNOPSIS

Film making is a

Community Event.

Bourne has reached the end of the line. This time, he will not stop

at his former masters' empty promises or even with the killing of

those who relentlessly pursue him. With nothing left to lose, he

will use each nuance of his training and every finely honed

instinct they taught him to come after his creators and finish it all.


CRITICAL OPINION

A natural Bourne boxoffice killer.

--Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter

A Star is Bourne (Again)

--Nathan Lee, Village Voice

If they could bottle what gives "The

Bourne Ultimatum" its rush, it would

probably be illegal.

--Todd McCarthy, Variety

Rating: 3 stars out of 4 stars

--James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Free Artistic Expression is

a Mark of a Free Society


Art is the Language

of Liberation

It was George Bernard Shaw who said

The reasonable man adapts himself to

the world; the unreasonable one

persists in trying to adapt the world to

himself. Therefore all progress depends

on the unreasonable man.” And this is

exactly what Jason Bourne is, and

exactly what we all should be –

unreasonable unrelenting world

reformers.

As another unrelenting world reformer

said so long ago, “Be not conformed to

this world, but be transformed.” This is

the „ultimatum‟ we were all „born‟ for.

May this film help motivate you to take

the actions you need to take to fully

pursue who you are and the purpose for

your very existence.


FINDING TRUTH IN

JASON‟S PURSUIT

I have learned

throughout my life

…chiefly through my

mistakes and pursuits

of false assumptions,

not by my exposure to

founts of wisdom and

knowledge.

--Igor Stravinsky (1882 -

1971)

Society is only as free as its arts.

Art is the voice of human freedom.


LIFE is found in AGGRESSIVE PURSUIT

NOT in the INACTIVE CONCLUSION

Art is a

Liberating Force

The pursuit of truth

shall set you free -

even if you never

catch up with it.

--Clarence Darrow

(1857 - 1938)


LIFE AS A RACE OF PURSUIT

Love never keeps a man from

pursuing his Personal Legend. If

he abandons that pursuit, it‟s

because it wasn‟t true love.

--Paulo Cuelho,

I'm off and running, and I'm not

turning back.

--Apostle Paul (Philip. 3:14

MsgB)

This is the only race worth

running. I've run hard right to

the finish, believed all the way.

-- Apostle Paul (2 Tim. 4:7 MsgB


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