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(Short List)   Bourne was almost played (and ruined) by Stallone, and 14 other things you didn't know about The Bourne Identity   (shortlist.com) divider line 33
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2014-05-14 12:41:45 PM  
Ruined, subby?
 
2014-05-14 12:46:26 PM  
Universal hated the farm finale and repeatedly insisted that it be completely rewritten. It was only kept because Matt Damon sided with Doug Liman.

Was that the part where he declared 2 legs good, 4 legs bad?
 
2014-05-14 01:15:41 PM  

SonsoftheSod: Ruined, subby?


Yes ruined. Stallone would have been a disaster.

/not subby
 
2014-05-14 01:31:12 PM  
Frank Potente is awesome, that is all.
 
2014-05-14 01:42:58 PM  
Good thing they ended up going with Richard Chamberlain.
 
2014-05-14 02:06:50 PM  
The director's commentaries of each Bourne movie is extremely interesting.
 
2014-05-14 02:09:26 PM  
He would have just demanded the script be tweaked until it was Cobra 2.
 
2014-05-14 02:09:41 PM  

IgG4: Frank Potente is awesome, that is all.


God, she really is. So sexy and cool.
 
2014-05-14 02:11:06 PM  
I love all three Bourne movies, then again didn't read any of the books so dont know or care how they measure up. I think the 3rd one is my favorite. Amazing fight sequences and solid story.

Legacy was ok, had a lot of problems with pacing and story wasnt that tight.
 
2014-05-14 02:19:10 PM  

roflmaonow: I love all three Bourne movies, then again didn't read any of the books so dont know or care how they measure up. I think the 3rd one is my favorite. Amazing fight sequences and solid story.

Legacy was ok, had a lot of problems with pacing and story wasnt that tight.


The books were completely different except for the set up to the first one. They're pretty good but a little melodramatic. "Oh my dearest one, how will our love survive this danger and intrigue?" *Snaps henchman neck* "Who am I? Man or monster?" *throws henchman off roof*
 
2014-05-14 02:23:36 PM  
Inspired by iconic Pacific NW wrestler Tough Tony Borne.

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2014-05-14 02:25:26 PM  

Decillion: roflmaonow: I love all three Bourne movies, then again didn't read any of the books so dont know or care how they measure up. I think the 3rd one is my favorite. Amazing fight sequences and solid story.

Legacy was ok, had a lot of problems with pacing and story wasnt that tight.

The books were completely different except for the set up to the first one. They're pretty good but a little melodramatic. "Oh my dearest one, how will our love survive this danger and intrigue?" *Snaps henchman neck* "Who am I? Man or monster?" *throws henchman off roof*


That is the funniest and most accurate description of the books I've seen. Kudos.

*shoots Decillion in the face*
 
2014-05-14 02:34:17 PM  
surprised one of them wasn't "not egregiously abuse shaky-cam"
 
2014-05-14 02:37:44 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Good thing they ended up going with Richard Chamberlain.


Yep.  Best Bourne (and most faithful adaption).  He even looked the part.  If I remember correctly from the books, Bourne is described to be of "uncertain" European ethnic composition: in some ways Slavic, German, Spanish.  He seems to fit the bill.  He looked much more continental European than Matt Damon, who looks extremely American.
 
2014-05-14 02:41:59 PM  

RyansPrivates: tallguywithglasseson: Good thing they ended up going with Richard Chamberlain.

Yep.  Best Bourne (and most faithful adaption).  He even looked the part.  If I remember correctly from the books, Bourne is described to be of "uncertain" European ethnic composition: in some ways Slavic, German, Spanish.  He seems to fit the bill.  He looked much more continental European than Matt Damon, who looks extremely American.


Definitely some Irish blood there, but I'd say most white Americans qualify for the title of Uncertain European Ethnic Composition.
 
2014-05-14 02:45:46 PM  

bdub77: RyansPrivates: tallguywithglasseson: Good thing they ended up going with Richard Chamberlain.

Yep.  Best Bourne (and most faithful adaption).  He even looked the part.  If I remember correctly from the books, Bourne is described to be of "uncertain" European ethnic composition: in some ways Slavic, German, Spanish.  He seems to fit the bill.  He looked much more continental European than Matt Damon, who looks extremely American.

Definitely some Irish blood there, but I'd say most white Americans qualify for the title of Uncertain European Ethnic Composition.


I think the thing that stands out in Chamberlains case is that he also looks like he could be eastern European as well.
 
2014-05-14 03:07:47 PM  

SonsoftheSod: Ruined, subby?


Completely rhu-ined.

/not subby, stewie
 
2014-05-14 03:13:06 PM  
16. In the original screenplay, Bourne lost his memory after going through a 15 page slideshow.
 
2014-05-14 03:57:55 PM  

LoneDoggie: surprised one of them wasn't "not egregiously abuse shaky-cam"


This. Shaky-cam made it unwatchable for me
 
2014-05-14 04:50:30 PM  

SuperChuck: LoneDoggie: surprised one of them wasn't "not egregiously abuse shaky-cam"

This. Shaky-cam made it unwatchable for me


To me, the first Borne movie wasnt badin that regard.

Second movie was horrible...it was all shaky hand can.

Third was better.
 
2014-05-14 05:42:32 PM  
Almost Jim Rockford:
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Almost Indiana Jones:
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Almost Columbo:
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Almost Harry Callahan:
johannasvisions.com

Almost Sheriff Bart:
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The world is filled with almost, subby.
 
2014-05-14 05:55:45 PM  

LonMead: Almost Harry Callahan:


img.fark.net

Fun fact: he actually *did* play John McClane (sort of) 20 years before Bruce Willis.

i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-05-14 06:37:09 PM  

fusillade762: LonMead: Almost Harry Callahan:

[img.fark.net image 489x391]

Fun fact: he actually *did* play John McClane (sort of) 20 years before Bruce Willis.

[i60.tinypic.com image 214x317]


I think when they made Die Hard they had to offer the role to Sinatra for contractual reasons from the earlier film, even though he was in his seventies by then.
 
2014-05-14 07:00:05 PM  

LonMead: Almost Jim Rockford:


Almost Indiana Jones:


Almost Columbo:


Almost Harry Callahan:


Almost Sheriff Bart:


The world is filled with almost, subby.


Robert Blake looks oddly like a young Mike Meyers in that pic.
 
2014-05-14 07:06:19 PM  

Flint Ironstag: fusillade762: LonMead: Almost Harry Callahan:

[img.fark.net image 489x391]

Fun fact: he actually *did* play John McClane (sort of) 20 years before Bruce Willis.

[i60.tinypic.com image 214x317]

I think when they made Die Hard they had to offer the role to Sinatra for contractual reasons from the earlier film, even though he was in his seventies by then.


I learned something today!
 
2014-05-14 07:17:11 PM  
Tom Selleck would have actually made a pretty good Indiana Jones.  Loved Quiggley Down Under and they exhibited similar behaviors and personality.
 
2014-05-14 07:48:18 PM  

IgG4: Frank Potente is awesome, that is all.


GIS for Frank Potent.

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2014-05-14 08:42:05 PM  
Franka you mean.
 
2014-05-14 09:18:24 PM  
Wasn't Stallone also supposed to be the lead in Beverly Hill's Cop also? Seems to be a pattern here, don't cast Stallone and the movie becomes an epic success.
 
2014-05-14 10:13:00 PM  

dietermodd: Wasn't Stallone also supposed to be the lead in Beverly Hill's Cop also? Seems to be a pattern here, don't cast Stallone and the movie becomes an epic success.


I know, the Rocky franchise would have lasted a lot longer with this guy.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-14 10:55:35 PM  

roflmaonow: I love all three Bourne movies, then again didn't read any of the books so dont know or care how they measure up. I think the 3rd one is my favorite. Amazing fight sequences and solid story.

Legacy was ok, had a lot of problems with pacing and story wasnt that tight.


Oddly enough Legacy is my favorite Bourne movie. The protagonist seems more human, well to me at least
 
2014-05-15 10:47:58 AM  
Love all three Bourne films with Damon...but agree that shaky-cam in the second was somewhat out of control, but thankfully scaled back for the third one. Oddly enough, the same can be said for the Daniel Craig Bond films...one had very little shaky cam, number two, the dreaded Quantum of Suckage, was unbelievably shaky-cammish to the point of being unwatchable at times, but for Skyfall, like The Bourne Ultimatum, it was scaled way back, no doubt due to Sam Mendes being the director.

SPOILER ALERT....


Also, I still remember how shocked me and the missus were when we saw The Bourne Supremacy and Marie was killed 15 minutes into the film. Shocked at the immediacy of it and because we both loved her character so much. BTW, if you like Franka Potente, and you haven't watched Run Lola Run yet, don't wait. Since she is basically the entire film and is rarely off camera, you will enjoy it. Great techno/IDM music score, too.
 
2014-05-15 02:09:22 PM  

BrianGriffin: Love all three Bourne films with Damon...but agree that shaky-cam in the second was somewhat out of control, but thankfully scaled back for the third one. Oddly enough, the same can be said for the Daniel Craig Bond films...one had very little shaky cam, number two, the dreaded Quantum of Suckage, was unbelievably shaky-cammish to the point of being unwatchable at times, but for Skyfall, like The Bourne Ultimatum, it was scaled way back, no doubt due to Sam Mendes being the director.

SPOILER ALERT....


Also, I still remember how shocked me and the missus were when we saw The Bourne Supremacy and Marie was killed 15 minutes into the film. Shocked at the immediacy of it and because we both loved her character so much. BTW, if you like Franka Potente, and you haven't watched Run Lola Run yet, don't wait. Since she is basically the entire film and is rarely off camera, you will enjoy it. Great techno/IDM music score, too.


I've only ever seen the first one, and was disappointed how they shredded her character.  She was smart, sophisticated and helpful in the book, but reduced to a helpless femme in the movie.
 
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