The Films Of Every Colour podcast returns for Episode Two! Messrs Sandy, James and Jeremy discuss the frantic but unsurprising new entry in the Bourne series and delve into the influence of Paul Greengrass' Bourne films on 21st-century spy action.
Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Riz Ahmed and Vincent Cassel star in Paul Greengrass' third film as director in the Bourne series and while the result yielded nothing new or shocking for the FOEC podcast hosts, it certainly stimulates a lively debate on the position that the Bourne films enjoy in contemporary action cinema, occasionally (but not always) in opposition to Bourne's senior super-spy counterpart, James Bond.
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APOLOGY: Sandy and James show their ignorance of European geography by suggesting that Greece shares borders with Romania and Armenia. In the scene to which we refer Jason Bourne is found to be on the border with Greece and Albania. We offer our humblest apologies to our many, many Albanian, Armenian and Romanian listeners :(
00:00 to 00:47 Intro...
00:48 to 01:40 Excerpt from 'Extreme Ways' by Moby (from The Bourne Identity, 2002) + Alicia Vikander in a clip from Jason Bourne (2016).
01:41 to 18:12 Review of Jason Bourne.
18:13 to 18:33 John Barry's original 'James Bond Theme.'
18:34 to 34:25 Discussion of the impact of Paul Greengrass and the Bourne series on contemporary action cinema: Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Jack Reacher (2012) and The International (2009).
34:26 to 41:03 Final question: which male action hero would you recast as a woman?
THEME SONG: 'Film Film Film!' by Vladimir Golovanov, Fyodor Khitruk and Sokol from Film Film Film! (Фильм, фильм, фильм, 1968)