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The Bourne Identify

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by Peter Malone,8-10-2002

The Bourne Identity (This movie is now showing in Hong Kong)

Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper
Category: IIB (Not suitable for young persons and children)
Duration: 119 minutes

As a reader of Robert Ludlum's novels for over twenty years, I was looking forward to seeing The Bourne Identity. So far, film versions of Ludlum have not been memorable, The Osterman Weekend, The Holcroft Covenant. The Bourne Identity was a miniseries in the 80s with Richard Chamberlain.

The screenwriters have been wise to take the simple linear plot from the novel: a man floating in the Mediterranean is rescued, revived by fishermen and sent on his way to Zurich with the bank address that has been found implanted in him. He has amnesia. Who is he? When he finds passports and money, he goes on a quest to find himself. He commandeers Marie (Franka Potente) and her car to get him to Paris. She is caught up in a dangerous pursuit because we learn what Jason Bourne does not know, that he is a CIA assassin. We watch Bourne's instinctive violent self-preservation and ingenuity and the tactics of the CIA who want to be rid of him. It makes for a blend of psychological pressure and some slambang action, including quite a car chase through Paris.

Matt Damon has a limited range as an actor. However, the role of the amnesiac, not too sure of himself, suits him very well. Doug Liman made two rather hip 30 something movies, Swingers and Go. They did not prepare us for how well he translates the spirit of Ludlum to the big screen.



叛諜追擊 (目前正在香港上映)

導演:德利文
演員:麥迪文、法蘭嘉波妲黛
級別:IIB (青少年及兒童不宜)
片長:119分鐘

我作為小說家羅拔盧林二十多年的長期讀者,非常期待電影<叛諜追擊>。至今,我對於改編自盧林小說的電影,例如<週末大行動>及<末代納粹特勤團>(台譯)印象並不深刻。早在八十年代,<叛諜追擊>已被拍成電視連續劇,由李察張伯倫主演。

今次編劇們高明地從小說中選取直線式的情節:一名男子在地中海飄浮,被一艘漁船救起,他憑著身上被植入的銀行戶口號碼追查到蘇黎世,可惜他已失去記憶。他到底是誰?當他在銀行保險箱中找到不同國籍的護照及大疊鈔票後,決心追查自己的身份。他強佔瑪莉(法蘭嘉波妲黛飾)的車子,逼使她載他到巴黎。男主角龐積遜原來是中情局的特種刺客,瑪莉亦因此被捲進這場危險的追逐當中。我們看到龐積遜本能的、暴力的自我防衛,從他擺脫中情局所用的技倆可見男主角非常聰敏。龐積遜身手了得,反應敏捷,巴黎街頭的汽車追逐戰及各種動作特技均為觀眾帶來無形的心理壓力。

演員麥迪文的戲路頗窄,然而這次扮演失憶者,那份對自己不肯定的神態與他出奇地配合。導演德利文的前作<全職浪子>及<狗男女>(台譯)虜獲了不少三十出頭的觀眾,不過這次導演卻未能將盧林小說的神髓搬上大銀幕。

翻譯:羅展凰
編輯:王慧慈

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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