Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, ex-CIA assassin on the run
Zurich, Winter 2002
Film: The Bourne Identity
Release Date: June 14, 2002
Director: Doug Liman
Costume Designer: Pierre-Yves Gayraud
The Bourne Identity was the first installment of what became a very successful trilogy starring Matt Damon as amnesiac government assassin Jason Bourne. The source material was a 1975 book by Robert Ludlum that was also about an amnesiac government assassin named Jason Bourne. After that, the similarities pretty much end – the names are still there, but the tone, story, and plot are incredibly different.
Giving a boost to the spy genre, this first Bourne flick set a foundation not only for its equally successful sequels, but several other movies as well. Continue reading