Say what you will about Paul Greengrass’s shaky-cam, the man knows how to keep the blood in his movies pumping.

The Bourne movies, particularly the second and third entries (“Supremacy” and “Ultimatum”) are renowned for the high-intensity tones and constant sense of urgency. This short, wordless video essay breaks down how shot choices and quick-cuts in editing can make even a mundane and potentially narratively ambiguous sequence from “Supremacy” into a tense and thrilling piece of cinematic exposition.

Source: IndieWire