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Essence of Being Human
All he wanted was
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
killers. Bourne has
only one objective:
to go back to the
beginning and find
out who he was.
Actors help us: laugh, be happy, cry, get angry,
and even think. Can there be any better gifts?
is an Academy
addition to being
honored for his work
as an actor. He most
recently starred in
The Departed, with
Jack Nicholson and
Mark Wahlberg, and
in Robert De Niro's
dramatic thriller The
Good Shepherd, with
De Niro and
Filmmakers are Revolutionaries,
Not Just Entertainers
Directed by PAUL GREENGRASS
Screen Story by TONY GILROY
ONY GILROY , SCOTT Z. BURNS and GEORGE NOLFI
Based on the Novel by ROBERT LUDLUM
Director of Photography OLIVER WOOD
Music by JOHN POWELL
earned critical praise
starring in Patrick
The Business of
The film premiered at
the 2001 Sundance
Film Festival and the
Additional film credits
include the Save the
Last Dance, and David
Mamet's State and
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
role in The Ice Storm,
opposite Kevin Kline
and Sigourney Weaver,
also earned her several
The Cinematic Arts Have the
Power to Transform
Our Artists Are
was nominated for an
Academy Award® and
won the BAFTA Award
for directing the 2006
release United 93, the
highly acclaimed drama
courageous rally of
passengers and crew to
overtake a group of 9/11
hijackers. As writer/
received a Best Original
from the Writers Guild of
America, along with
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.
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.
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.
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.
Film making is a
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.
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
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
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
I have learned
throughout my life
…chiefly through my
mistakes and pursuits
of false assumptions,
not by my exposure to
founts of wisdom and
--Igor Stravinsky (1882 -
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
The pursuit of truth
shall set you free -
even if you never
catch up with it.
(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.
I'm off and running, and I'm not
--Apostle Paul (Philip. 3:14
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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