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The Bourne Identity directed by Doug Liman tries to create suspense by assigning the difficult mission of piecing together evidence that may reveal Jason Bournes true identity and bring back his memory the entertainment aspect while simultaneously establishing the artistic quality of the film Liman achieves this by presenting different elements of film Color Mise-en-scene and Screenplay He uses these elements in an effective way to provide the film with a great artistic feel as well as having an action suspense movie Color is an element that directors use very often because of the fact that it works It can create a symbolic representation of something or someone Liman was no exception In the movie he uses the color red many times to signify some sort of action or adventure I believe that he used it to signify to Jason was around or was coming meaning that he had some influence in the upcoming scene This is very evident from the beginning of the film The movie starts out in a boat in the Mediterranean where several fishermen are playing cards on a table The color of the table in which they are playing is red Later in the scene after they pick up Jason from the sea they put his almost life-less body on the red table this is where the movie actually begins When Jason is lying on the table on the boat Jean-Carlo the fisherman that operates on him pulls out the two bullets in his back He also pulls out a laser with a message about the Zurich bank and Jasons account number The letters that tell the account number are also red meaning that something bad will go down if he goes to the Zurich bank When Jason does go to the Zurich bank he finds his identity but also acquires a red bag that almost takes a life of its own He is surprised to find a safe
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