Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Bourne Identity (1988)

dir. Roger Young

Some Paris sequences were actually filmed in Nice or even London. Except the establishing shots, the New York sequences were also filmed in London.

Jason Bourne (Richard Chamberlain) arrives in Zurich – Zurich Hauptbahnhof, Bahnhofplatz, Zurich, Switzerland.

"Carillon du Lac" Hotel in Zurich – St. Ermin’s Hotel, 2 Caxton Street, London SW1. Appropriately enough, this stately hotel was headquarters to covert operations during World War II.

"Gemeinschaft Bank" – Römerhof, Römerhofplatz, Zurich, Switzerland. This is not a bank, and the building hosts the lower terminus of the Dolderbahn rack railway.

Bourne and Marie St. Jacques (Jaclyn Smith) searching for "Drei Alpenhäuser" restaurant – St. Peterhofstatt, Zurich, Switzerland

"Drei Alpenhäuser" restaurant – Weinstube Zur grossen Reblaube, Glockengasse 7, Zurich, Switzerland. This is a real restaurant (though with a different name) whose claim to fame is that one of its rooms was Goethe's bed chamber in 1779.

Bourne and Marie come to Chernak’s apartment – Neumarkt 16, Zurich, Switzerland

Marie running away from Bourne and unwittingly accepts a lift from the assassins – Lindenhofstrasse at Oetenbachgasse, Zurich, Switzerland.

Bourne running down the stairs – Amtshaus IV, Lindenhofstrasse 19, Zurich, Switzerland. He exits onto Uraniastrasse, next to the Urania Observatory. The building was also seen in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The boarding house with a red door - Hellmutstrasse 15, Zurich, Switzerland. In the 1980s, it was a rundown industrial district. Apparently, they painted the door red to correspond to the description in the book. Since then the district has been prettified and is considered trendy now. Many thanks to Lois for finding this location.

The assassins’ car crashes into a tram – Rennweg, Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland.

Bourne dumps the bodies – Münsterhof, Zurich, Switzerland.

Bourne looking for Marie – Münsterbrücke, Zurich, Switzerland. To the left of the bridge is the Fraumünster church, and to the right is Zunfthaus zur Meisen which houses the porcelain and faience collection of the Swiss National Museum.

Bourne sees Marie and one of the assassins – Parkdeck an der Gessnerallee, Gessnerallee at Schweizergasse, Zurich, Switzerland. The parking bridge has since been removed.

Bourne fighting with the assassin on the river bank – on the slope below Kasernenstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland.

Marie takes Bourne to a safe place until he recovers – Regensberg, Canton Zurich, Switzerland.

Marie calling her friend Peter – Place de l’Alma, Paris, France.

Marie and Bourne going into the Metro – Alma-Marceau metro station, Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris, France.

Marie and Jason going to "the Sorbonne" – Palais de la Découverte, 1 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Paris, France. It's actually a science museum containing permanent exhibits for mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, and featuring interactive experiments with commentaries by lecturers.

Carlos’s hideout – Château de Gourdon, Gourdon, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Marie goes to the ‘Bank Valois de Paris’ – Hotel Raphael, 17 Avenue Kléber, Paris, France.

Bourne accosts D'Armacourt (Philip Madoc) – 48 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Nice, France.

Marie running from henchmen – Rue du Pont Vieux, to the south of Rue de la Boucherie, Nice, France.

A couple of establishing shots of New York City - Manhattan skyline

E. 71st Street at Park Avenue, New York, NY.

'Treadstone' – 43 Charles Street, London W1, UK.

Bourne comes to the Bergeron boutique – 137 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France.

Marie visits the Canadian embassy in "Paris" – 5 Hamilton Place, London W1, UK.

Bourne dines with Madame Jacqui (Jacqueline Pearce) – the Seine near the Pont d'Iéna, Paris, France.

Bourne and Marie see her picture in a newspaper – Rue Sainte-Reparate, Nice, France.

Abbott comes to 'Treadstone' – Charles Street, London W1, UK.
Marie waiting while Bourne making a phone call – Quai de l’Archevêché, Ile de la Cité, Paris, France.

General Villiers’ (Anthony Quayle) house – 7 Avenue Velasquez, Paris, France. The building is actually home to the Musée Cernuschi specializing in Asian art.

The gate near the general’s house – Avenue Velasquez at Boulevard Malesherbes, Paris, France.

Madame Jacqui is brought to meet with Carlos – Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, 2 Rue Alfred Mortier, Nice, France.

The general's party at "L'Arbalète" – The Belvedere, Holland Park, Abbotsbury Road, London W8, UK. It's a restaurant located in the adjoining former Summer Ballroom of Holland House.

Bourne and Marie talking with General Villiers in a park – Holland Park, Abbotsbury Road, London W8, UK

The shootout – Jardins du Trocadéro, Avenue des Nations Unis, Paris, France.

Bourne trying to warn D’Anjou (James Faulkner) – Esplanade du Palais de Chaillot, Place du Trocadéro, Paris, France.

Bourne and D’Anjou entering the Metro – Still searching for this location

Bourne calling Abbott (Donald Moffat) from a phone booth – Place Vendôme, Paris, France.

The cemetery – Cimetière du Château, Allée François Aragon, Nice, France. Some of Nice's most famous people are buried there, including film director Louis Feuillade, writer Gaston Leroux, actress Renée Saint-Cyr and Russian writer Alexander Herzen.

See also...


The Living Daylights

A View to a Kill

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