Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bourne Legacy director Tony Gilroy reveals why he chose Manila as shooting location


Natuwa ang maraming Pinoy dahil kinunan sa Pilipinas ang mga importanteng eksena sa The Bourne Legacy, ang Hollywood film na pinagbibidahan nina Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, at Edward Norton.

Kabilang sa kinunan dito sa Pilipinas ang mahabang chase scene sa huling bahagi ng pelikula. Nagsimula ito sa masisikip na eskinita sa Sta. Ana, Manila; nagtuloy sa mataong lugar sa Rotonda, Pasay; dumiretso sa palengke ng Marikina; at nagtapos sa fish port ng Navotas.

Kasalukuyang palabas sa mga sinehan dito sa Pilipinas ang pelikulang ito.

Sa interview ni Charlie Rose sa director at scriptwriter ng The Bourne Legacy na si Tony Gilroy, sinabi nito ang mga dahilan kung bakit ang Pilipinas ang napili nila ng producer na si Patrick Crowley bilang location ng mahahalang eksena sa pelikula.

Si Charlie ang host ng Tonight, ang talk show ng Bloomberg TV.

Noong Lunes, August 13, ang cast at direktor ng The Bourne Legacy ang kanyang mga bisita.
Bago matapos ang show, tinanong ni Charlie si Tony ng: "Why Manila?"

Sagot ni Tony, “We didn' t want to go to Europe. Bourne's gone to Europe.

“We thought about Latin America, Southeast Asia… there are several films that we’re planning on going to Latin America.

“Pat Crowley, the producer and I who've travelled all over around the world and all these movies, we went…

“We went to Jakarta [Indonesia], we went to Ho Chi Min City [Vietnam], we went to Manila, over a course of couple of weeks.

“We went to Manila and it felt so Bourne-ish. It's just so colorful and ugly and gritty, raw and stinky and crowded.

“They had a great film industry there for years and the guy who's our liaison there, his father had been the armorer of Apocalpyse Now. He's lead armorer, which is a big deal."

Ang Apocalypse Now ay ang 1979 Hollywood film ni Francis Ford Coppola na kinunan sa Pilipinas. Bida rito ang legendary actor na si Marlon Brando, kasama sina Martin Sheen at Robert Duvall.

Patuloy ni Tony, “And they had this really sort of dormant film industry and they wanted us.

“You know, they really wanted us.

“You wanted to go some place where you sort of say, ‘Hey, can we shut down this boulevard for every weekend for a month and can we take over your neighborhood for six…’

“You wanted people who don't say yes too easily.

"You want him to say yes, but you want him to go, ‘Alright but that's really tough but we can call the President. We can call this guy. We can do that. We can get that.’

“They knew what we're asking for and they could get it for us and it turned to be a really…

“I can't imagine we would have done the wacky stuff that we did in any place else.


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