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Bourne Movies & Shopping
Hey! Ok, I'm still stoked from last night's movie excursion!
Finally saw Jason Bourne!! My little thriller movie partner, Kelsey and I trekked out in the abominable heat last night to sit front and center to see the latest in the Robert Ludlum "Bourne' series.
(Of course, Mr. Ludlum passed away in 2001, so the subsequent movies after the original "The Bourne Identity" were not, in fact written by him, but inspired by the original book)
If you are not a "Bourne" fan, The Bourne Identity is a 1980 spy fiction thriller by Robert Ludlum that tells the story of Jason Bourne, a man with remarkable survival abilities who suffers from retrograde amnesia, and who must seek to discover his true identity.
It is discovered as the book/movie progress that Jason Bourne was a trained CIA assassin, part of a very clandestine operation within the department.
Now, I have seen all four prior films, but my little partner in crime last night (Kelsey) has not, so there was some explaining here and there throughout the movie.
If you need something to do one rainy saturday or you want to fill up a week of nightly movie watching, I definitely suggest you watch the series.
Here's a little background...
All three of Ludlum's novels were adapted for the screen, featuring Matt Damon as the title character.
1. The Bourne Identity (2002) (Doug Liman, Director)
2. The Bourne Supremacy (2004) (Paul Greengrass, Director)
3. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) (Doug Liman, Director)
4. The Bourne Legacy (2012) (Tony Gilroy, Director)
Interestingly, Matt Damon was not in the Bourne Legacy and the character of Jason Bourne does not appear in Legacy, but mention of his name and pictures of Damon as Bourne are shown throughout the film.
5. Jason Bourne (2016) (Paul Greengrass, Director) Damon returned for the fifth installment, Jason Bourne, directed by Paul Greengrass.
What's great about these movies is that they take place all over the globe! Running for his life, Jason Bourne moves from one city to the next in the blink of an eye on screen throughout these movies.
From Paris, to Moscow, Germany to London, Greece, India and Prague to name a few, the scenery is fantastic and "running" with Bourne, it feels like you've traveled around the world in two hours!
Just wondering when this humidity is going to break here in New York It has been quite brutal.
Anyway, I think I may be more excited about Tanya's Magical Anniversary Trip coming up in three days than even her -- naaahhh, I'm sure that's not true, but I'm pretty darn close since I will be living vicariously through her travel adventures!
Please stay tuned as we "double column" it throughout, giving you tons of on-site coverage from Tanya, with your's truly filling in with details and miscellaneous historic and fun information!!
Of course two of my favorite cities are on her itinerary - Paris and Rome.
I was thinking, since it is Shopping Saturday - what are the absolute BEST things to purchase in these two iconic cities.
Well, here is what I discovered...
Best Souvenirs from Paris
1. Hermes Scarf (a bit pricey, but hey)
3. Fromage (Cheese)
Best Souvenirs from Rome
1. Silk Scarves
2. Clothes & Shoes
3. Murano Glass
4. Food: Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sundried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, chocolates
I'll get into more detail about specifically WHAT and WHY these are good purchases and some of the best places to acquire these, as Tanya is visiting each of these cities!!
That's it for today. Hope your day is magical!!
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