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Why does Matt Damon only say 288 words in Jason Bourne?

August 2nd, 2016

Episode 1104 of 1744 episodes

Matt Damon, in his latest Jason Bourne film, only says a total of 288 words - 45 lines - in the entire film. Is this part of a new minimal attitude to dialogue in film? Is his taciturn character important to the film's success? Kate Muir, film critic at the Times newspaper and Steven Woolley, the producer behind films The Crying Game, Carol and Made in Dagenham, discuss. (Photo: Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. Credit: Universal Pictures)

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