The Bourne Supremacy (film)
The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 American-German action spy thriller film starring Robert Ludlums Jason Bourne character. Though it takes the name of the second Bourne novel, its plot is entirely different, the film was directed by Paul Greengrass from a screenplay by Tony Gilroy. Universal Pictures released the film to theaters in the United States on July 23,2004 and it is the second in the Jason Bourne film series. It is preceded by The Bourne Identity and followed by The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Legacy, the Bourne Supremacy continues the story of Jason Bourne, a former CIA assassin suffering from psychogenic amnesia. Bourne is portrayed by Matt Damon, the film focuses on his attempt to learn more of his past as he is once more enveloped in a conspiracy involving the CIA and Operation Treadstone. The film stars Brian Cox as Ward Abbott, Joan Allen as Pamela Landy, two years after the events of the first film, Jason Bourne and Marie Kreutz are now in Goa, India. Still experiencing flashbacks about his life as a CIA assassin.
In Berlin, two CIA agents subordinate to Deputy Director Pamela Landy are paying US$3 million for the Neski files, the deal is interrupted by Kirill, an agent for Russias Federal Security Service who works for Russian oil oligarch Yuri Gretkov. Kirill plants Bournes fingerprint at the scene, interrupts the deal, kills everyone involved and steals the files and he travels to Goa to kill Bourne, but Bourne spots him and flees with Marie. Kirill shoots and kills Marie instead of Bourne and their vehicle plunges into a river and Bourne leaves after unsuccessfully attempting to revive Marie. Bourne travels to Naples, Italy with money and passports, after finding Bournes fingerprint that Kirill planted, Landy asks Deputy Director Ward Abbott about Operation Treadstone, the defunct CIA program to which Bourne belonged. She tells Abbott that the CIA agent who stole the $20 million was named in the Neski files, some years previously, Russian politician Vladimir Neski was about to identify the thief when he was supposedly murdered by his wife in a Berlin hotel.
Landy believes that Bourne and Treadstones late supervisor, Alexander Conklin, were somehow involved, both Abbott and Landy go to Berlin to capture Bourne. In Naples, Bourne allows himself to be identified by security and he subdues his CIA interrogator and copies the SIM card from his cell phone. From the subsequent phone call, he learns about Landy and the frameup, Bourne goes to Munich to visit Jarda, the only other remaining Treadstone operative. Jarda informs Bourne that Treadstone was shut down after Conklins death, Bourne kills Jarda and escapes before the CIA arrives. Bourne follows Landy and Abbott as they meet former Treadstone support technician Nicky Parsons to question her about Bourne, believing that the CIA is hunting him again, Bourne calls Landy from a nearby roof and is told of the reason for his pursuit. He demands a meet-up with Nicky and indicates to Landy that he can see her in the office, Bourne kidnaps Nicky at the meet-up in Alexanderplatz, and learns from her that Abbott was the head of Treadstone, not Conklin
Captain Phillips (film)
Captain Phillips is a 2013 American biographical survival thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. The screenplay by Billy Ray is based on the 2010 book A Captains Duty, Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca served as producers on the project. It premiered at the 2013 New York Film Festival, and was released on October 11,2013. The film emerged as a box office grossing over $218 million against a budget of $55 million. In 2014, Captain Phillips received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Abdi. Richard Phillips takes command of MV Maersk Alabama, a container ship from the Port of Salalah in Oman, with orders to sail through the Gulf of Aden to Mombasa. Wary of pirate activity off the coast of the Horn of Africa, he and First Officer Shane Murphy order strict security precautions on the vessel, during a drill, the vessel is chased by Somali pirates in two skiffs, and Phillips calls for help.
Knowing that the pirates are listening to traffic, he pretends to call a warship. One skiff turns around in response, and the other – manned by four heavily armed pirates led by Abduwali Muse – loses engine power trying to steer through Maersk Alabamas wake. The next day Muses skiff, now fitted with two engines, returns with the same four pirates aboard. Despite the best efforts of Phillips and his crew, the pirates secure their ladder to the Maersk Alabama, as they board, Phillips tells the crew to hide in the engine room and allows himself to be captured. He offers Muse the $30,000 in the ships safe, while they search the ship, Murphy sees that the youngest pirate Bilal does not have sandals and tells the crew to line the engine room hallway with broken glass. Chief Engineer Mike Perry cuts power to the ship, plunging the lower decks into darkness, Bilal cuts his feet when they reach the engine room, and Muse continues to search alone. The crew members ambush Muse, holding him at knifepoint, and arrange to release him, Muses right-hand man Nour Najee refuses to board the lifeboat with Muse unless Phillips goes with them.
Once all are on the lifeboat, Najee attacks Phillips, forcing him into the vessel before launching the boat with all five of them on board. As the lifeboat heads for Somalia, tensions flare between the pirates as they run low on the plant-based amphetamine khat and lose contact with their mother ship, Najee becomes agitated and tries to convince the others to kill Phillips. They are intercepted by the U. S. Navy destroyer USS Bainbridge, Bainbridges captain Frank Castellano is ordered to prevent the pirates from reaching the Somali coast by any means necessary. Even when additional ships arrive, Muse asserts that he has come too far, while three SEAL marksmen get into positions and the SEALs continue to try to find a peaceful solution, eventually taking the lifeboat under tow
The Theory of Flight
For the science of flight see Aerodynamics. The Theory of Flight is a 1998 film directed by Paul Greengrass from a written by Richard Hawkins, starring Helena Bonham Carter. It premiered at the 23rd Toronto International Film Festival on 11 September 1998, Bonham Carter plays a woman with motor neurone disease, and the film deals with the sexuality of people with disabilities. Over time and Jane become friends, and eventually Jane asks Richard to help her find someone to lose her virginity to, reluctantly Richard helps her search for an appropriate partner, while spending his free time building yet another experimental flying machine. Eventually the two settle on a high-priced male gigolo for Jane, who agrees to sleep with her for two thousand pounds, as neither of them have that amount of money, they conclude that Richard must rob a bank to secure the needed cash. Richard books a hotel suite for Jane and pays the gigolo five hundred pounds, as Richard leaves for the bank job, the gigolo lays a very nervous Jane on the bed, but she begins panicking and decides she no longer wants to go through with it.
Meanwhile, Richard likewise changes his mind, drawing his gun in the bank but fleeing immediately and he returns to the room and drives off the unhappy gigolo. Richard and Jane are seen taking a flight in Richards flying machine. The pair are seen in bed, implying that Richard has taken Janes virginity. Jane dies soon after, and the ends with Richard placing a commemorative sign honoring Janes memory on the wreckage of his flying machine. This was the last film reviewed on-air by film critic Gene Siskel on Siskel, Siskel gave the film a thumbs up, while his critic partner Roger Ebert gave the film a thumbs down. The Theory of Flight at the Internet Movie Database The Theory of Flight at Rotten Tomatoes
Paul Greengrass is an English film director, film producer and former journalist. He specialises in dramatisations of real-life events and is known for his use of hand-held cameras. His early film Bloody Sunday won the Golden Bear at 52nd Berlin International Film Festival, in 2004 he co-wrote and produced the film Omagh, which won British Academy Television Award. In 2007 Greengrass co-founded Directors UK, an organization of British filmmakers. In 2008 The Telegraph named him among the most influential people in British culture, Greengrass was born 13 August 1955 in Cheam, England. His mother was a teacher and his father a river pilot and he is the brother of noted English historian Mark Greengrass. Greengrass was educated at Westcourt Primary School, Gravesend Grammar School and Sevenoaks School, in October 2012, he received an honorary degree from Kingston University in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to television and cinema. Greengrass is a self-confessed Crystal Palace supporter and his 1998 film The Theory of Flight starred Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter, who played a woman with motor neurone disease.
The film dealt with the issue of the sexuality of people with disabilities. Bloody Sunday was inspired by Don Mullans politically influential book Eyewitness Bloody Sunday, mullan was a schoolboy witness of the events of Bloody Sunday. The book is credited as a major catalyst in the establishment of the new Bloody Sunday Inquiry chaired by Lord Saville, the inquiry, the longest running and most expensive in British legal history, led to an historic apology by Prime Minister David Cameron on 15 June 2010. Mullan was co-producer and actor in Bloody Sunday, in 2004 Paul Greengrass co-wrote the television film Omagh with Guy Hibbert. Based on the bombing of 1998, the film was a critical success and this was the first professional film that Paul Greengrass had not directed, instead being credited as a writer and producer, because of his work on The Bourne Supremacy. Instead the film was directed by Pete Travis and it was the second film Greengrass had written about terrorism and mass killing in Ireland after Bloody Sunday.
Based on that film, Greengrass was hired to direct 2004s The Bourne Supremacy, the film starred Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, an amnesiac who realises he was once a top CIA assassin and is now being pursued by his former employers. It proved to be an enormous financial and critical success. In 2006, Greengrass directed United 93, a based on the 11 September 2001 hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93. The film received acclaim, particularly for Greengrass quasi-documentary-style directing
Bloody Sunday (film)
Bloody Sunday is a 2002 film about the 1972 Bloody Sunday shootings in Derry, Northern Ireland. The production was written and directed by Paul Greengrass, though set in Derry, the film was actually shot in Ballymun in North Dublin. However, some scenes were shot in Derry, in Guildhall Square. The movie was inspired by Don Mullans politically influential book Eyewitness Bloody Sunday, the march ended when British Army paratroopers fired on the demonstrators, killing thirteen and wounding another who died four-and-a-half months later. The soundtrack contains one piece of music, a live version of Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 which plays over the closing credits. Cooper is played by James Nesbitt, himself a Protestant from Northern Ireland, a number of the military characters were played by ex-members of the British Army, including Simon Mann. Gerry Donaghy was played by Declan Duddy, nephew of Jackie Duddy, big Brother 2007 housemate Seány OKane was in the film. It won the Audience Award at Sundance and the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, Bloody Sunday appeared a week before Jimmy McGoverns TV film on the same subject, entitled Sunday.
McGovern subsequently criticised Greengrasss film for concentrating on the leadership of the march and it holds a 92% approval rating on aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 102 collected reviews, with an average score of 7. 9/10. The sites consensus reads, Bloody Sunday powerfully recreates the events of that day with startling immediacy, remembering Historical Trauma in Paul Greengrasss Bloody Sunday. Bloody Sunday at the Internet Movie Database Bloody Sunday at Rotten Tomatoes Bloody Sunday at Metacritic
United 93 (film)
The film attempts to recount with as much veracity as possible and in real time what has come to be known in the United States as a critical moment. According to the filmmakers, the film was made with the cooperation of all of the passengers families, the majority of the film is presented in real time. Several family members of the passengers aboard the flight attended the premiere to show their support, the film opened in North America on April 28,2006 to critical acclaim. Ten percent of the income from the three-day opening weekend was promised toward a donation to create a memorial for the Flight 93 victims. The total gross intake of United 93 was $31.4 million in the United States, the film received two Academy Award nominations, including Best Director for Greengrass. Nacke, II, William Joseph Cashman and Patrick Joseph Driscoll, four al-Qaeda terrorists Ziad Jarrah, Saeed al-Ghamdi, Ahmed al-Nami, and Ahmed al-Haznawi board the flight. Minutes the aircraft crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, on United 93, Jarrah appears hesitant to initiate the hijacking plan, perhaps seems to be having second thoughts about going through with it.
Impatient, the three hijackers prepare for invasion themsevles. Al-Haznawi assembles a fake out of clay and plastic during breakfast, al-Ghamdi makes the first move. After a passenger is fatally stabbed and the bomb is revealed causing mass panic among passengers, al-Nami, Jarrah and al-Ghamdi threaten Welsh and wrestle their ways into the cockpit. The pilots send out a call but are killed and dragged from the cockpit. Jarrah turns the plane, intending to crash the plane into the United States Capitol and their plan is empowered with the knowledge that passenger Don Greene has experience in flying. After passengers arm themselves and make phone calls to loved ones, Todd Beamer says. The group begin their counterattack, rushing down the aisle and overpowering Ahmed al-Haznawi, Mark Bingham crushes Ahmed al-Haznawis skull with a fire extinguisher, seeing this, al-Nami alerts Jarrah and al-Ghamdi in the cockpit of the ongoing assault. Jarrah shakes the plane violently to throw the passengers off balance, nonetheless they continue their assault, seeing the passengers getting nearer, al-Ghamdi and Jarrah debate whether to take the flight down, knowing theyll never reach their intended target.
The passengers breach the cockpit with the cart. Nonetheless, the passengers finally gain entrance into the cockpit, as the passengers and hijackers struggle for control of the yoke, the plane plummets into a nosedive and goes upside down as the screen cuts to black. Title cards reveal the plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, the following does not include those people that portray themselves in the film, The film was the first Hollywood feature to draw its narrative directly from the September 11 attacks of 2001
The Bourne Ultimatum (film)
The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass loosely based on the novel of the same name by Robert Ludlum. The screenplay was written by Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns and George Nolfi, the Bourne Ultimatum is the third in the Jason Bourne film series, being preceded by The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy. The fourth film, The Bourne Legacy, was released in August 2012, without the involvement of Damon, Matt Damon reprises his role as Ludlums signature character, former CIA assassin and psychogenic amnesiac Jason Bourne. In the film, he continues his search for information about his past before he was part of Operation Treadstone and it went on to win all three of its nominations at the 80th Academy Awards, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. Following his pursuit by Kirill, Jason Bourne evades Moscow police while wounded, six weeks later, CIA Deputy Director Pamela Landy divulges the audiotaped confession of Ward Abbott, the late former head of Treadstone, to Director Ezra Kramer.
Meanwhile, in Turin, journalist Simon Ross of The Guardian meets an informant to learn about Bourne and Operation Blackbriar, the CIA tracks Ross as he returns to London, after his mention of Blackbriar during a cell-phone call to his editor is detected by the ECHELON system. Bourne reappears in Paris to inform Martin Kreutz, the step-brother of his girlfriend Marie Helena Kreutz, of her assassination in India, Bourne reads Rosss articles and arranges a meeting with him at London Waterloo station. Vosens team, reluctantly assisted by Landy, analyzes Rosss notes and identifies his source as Neal Daniels, Bourne makes his way to Danielss office in Madrid but finds it empty. He incapacitates gunmen sent by Vosen and Landy, Nicky Parsons, a former Treadstone operative who shares a history with Bourne, tells him that Daniels has fled to Tangier and aids his escape from an arriving CIA unit. Nicky learns that Blackbriar asset Desh Bouksani has been tasked with killing Daniels, Vosen sees that Nicky accessed information about Daniels and sends Bouksani after Nicky and Bourne as well, a decision with which Landy fiercely disagrees.
Bourne follows Bouksani to Daniels but fails to prevent Danielss death by a planted bomb, Bourne manages to kill Bouksani before he can kill Nicky. After sending Nicky into hiding, Bourne examines the contents of Danielss briefcase and finds the address of the deep-cover CIA bureau in New York City, Landy receives a phone call from Bourne, which is intercepted by Vosen. When Landy tells him that his name is David Webb and gives him the birth date 4-15-71, Bourne tells Landy to get some rest because she was tired. Vosen intercepts a text to Landy from Bourne apparently of a location to meet up, Bourne however waits for them all to leave, enters Vosens office and takes classified Blackbriar documents. Realizing that he has been hoodwinked, Vosen sends Paz after Bourne, Bourne holds the injured Paz at gunpoint, but spares his life. Bourne arrives at a hospital at 415 East 71st Street, having figured out Landys coded message, Bourne meets Landy and gives her the Blackbriar files before going inside.
Vosen figures out Landys code and warns Dr. Albert Hirsch, who ran Treadstones behavior modification program and he follows Landy inside the building but is too late to stop her from faxing the Blackbriar documents out. Meanwhile, Bourne confronts Hirsch on a floor and remembers that he volunteered for Treadstone
The Fix (1997 film)
The Fix is a 1997 television film first shown on BBC One and directed by Paul Greengrass. Prominent among those jailed and banned were the Sheffield Wednesday F. C. stars Peter Swan, Tony Kay, the part of Mike Gabbert – the Sunday People journalist who led the investigation into the scandal – was played by Steve Coogan. Although the film is based on fact, some details and characters were fictionalised, neither David Layne or Peter Swan were consulted in the making of this film
Green Zone (film)
Green Zone is a 2010 war thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass. The storyline was conceived from a written by Brian Helgeland. The book documented life within the Green Zone in Baghdad during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Miller finds that the majority of the intel given to him is inaccurate. Moreover, Millers efforts to find the story about the weapons are blocked by U. S. Department of Defense official Clark Poundstone. The cast features Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Khalid Abdalla, the film was produced by Working Title Films, with financial backing from Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Antena 3 Films and Dentsu. Principal photography for the project began during January 2008 in Spain, moving to Morocco. On March 19,2003, Iraqi General Mohammed Al-Rawi flees his residence amid the bombardment of Baghdad, before leaving the compound, he passes a notebook to his aide Seyyed, instructing him to warn his officers to get to their safehouses and wait for his signal. Four weeks later, U. S.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, to Millers surprise, the warehouse has not been secured, with looters making their way in and out, as soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are too few to do much. After a firefight with a sniper, Miller finds that the warehouse is empty, later, at a debriefing, Miller brings up the point that the majority of the intel given to him is inaccurate and anonymous. High-ranking officials quickly dismiss his concerns, afterward, CIA agent Martin Brown tells him that the next place he is to search was inspected by a UN team two months before and that it too has been confirmed empty. Meanwhile, U. S. Department of Defense official Clark Poundstone welcomes returning Iraqi exile politician Ahmed Zubaidi at the airport, There Poundstone is questioned by Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne. She says she needs to speak directly to Magellan, but Poundstone brushes her off, while checking another unpromising site, Miller is approached by an Iraqi who calls himself Freddy.
Freddy tells him that he saw some Baath Party VIPs meeting in a nearby home and they include Al-Rawi and his officers and aides in Baghdad, who are discussing the current situation. Al-Rawi decides to wait for the Americans to offer him a deal, as the meeting ends and his men burst into the house. Al-Rawi narrowly escapes, but Seyyed is captured, before Miller can extract much information, Seyyed is taken away by Special Operations personnel - however, Miller keeps Al-Rawis notebook. Dayne complains to Poundstone again, but he states that the stakes are larger than her role in selling newspapers. Miller goes to Browns hotel room in the Green Zone, where he tells him what happened, Brown arranges for Miller to get into the prison where Seyyed is being interrogated. Miller is approached by Dayne, who questions him about the reports of WMDs. Miller bluffs his way in to see Seyyed