The Bureau confiscates and destroys the card with Elise's phone number, and David is warned that if he reveals the existence of the Bureau to anyone else, he will be "reset"—his memory and personality erased. He is not to meet Elise again.
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Are we in charge of our lives, or are decisions made for us long before weconsider them? Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate it? Oscar®winner MATT DAMON (the Bourne series, True Grit) and EMILY BLUNT (The DevilWears Prada, The Wolfman) star in the romantic thriller The Adjustment Bureau. In thefilm, Damon plays a man who glimpses the future planned for him and realizes he wantssomething else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he’s ever loved (Blunt) anddefy the ag...
In 2006, New York Congressman David Norris runs a promising but ultimately unsuccessful campaign for United States Senate. While rehearsing his concession speech in a hotel bathroom, Norris meets a woman hiding in a stall. The two share a surprisingly enjoyable conversation, ultimately leading to a kiss. Inspired, David goes off his prepared script and delivers a candid speech which is extremely well-received, making him an early favorite for the 2010 Senate race.Some months later, Norris is...
George Nolfi was working on another script when his longtime friend andproducing partner, Michael Hackett, brought up Philip K. DICK short story “AdjustmentTeam” during a phone call. Though he had not yet secured the rights to the story,Hackett had a solid working relationship with Dick’s estate and wanted to pursueoptioning and developing the project. When the producer pitched Nolfi the concept of“Fate personified” trying to prevent a man from being with the woman he loves, Nolfiwas intrigue...
The Adjustment Bureau is written and directed for the screen by GEORGENOLFI (writer of Ocean’s Twelve, co-writer of The Bourne Ultimatum) and is basedupon the short story “Adjustment Team” by PHILIP K. DICK (whose works also spawned “Total Recall,” “MinorityReport” and “Blade Runner”).The accomplished and talented behind-the-scenes crew includes two-time Oscar®-winning director of photography JOHN TOLL (Legends of the Fall, Braveheart),production designer KEVIN THOMPSON (Duplicity, Michael Cl...
The role of Elise was a far less obvious casting choice than that of the film’s malelead. Nolfi wanted the character to be a dancer so she could provide a balance to David’sstructured, political world. “For many reasons, a dancer has a different life than apolitician, far less calculating,” the writer/director elaborates. “You can argue that danceis about the purest expression of free will. Although alternately, you could say if you’refollowing a routine or a choreographed piece, then you don...
Aside from the fact that David Norris is a congressman from the area, New YorkCity represented much within the context of the film. “New York is central to my visionof the story for a number of reasons,” Nolfi says. “If there is an American city that standsfor the most powerful city—the city where the headquarters of Fate would be—it’s got tobe New York. “Aside from filmmaking, my favorite art forms are architecture and dance,” hecontinues. “So by setting it in New York and constructing in my...
To complement the carefully selected architecture within the world of TheAdjustment Bureau, Nolfi knew that the agents’ wardrobe should also visually set themapart from humans…without drawing too much attention to their presence. The directordecided to express this mystical notion with the most unassuming of apparel: timelesssuits and hats.In theory, agents of The Adjustment Bureau dress in clothing similar to the outfitsworn by the humans that they shadow. Because David Norris is a well-heel...
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David abandons Elise to protect her from the adjustment bureau. Almost a year later and Harry, the rogue member of the bureau, gives David his hat that allows him to open doors to random places. Together, they orchestrate a plan to get to Elise on the day of her wedding.
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Mar 04, 2011 · What keeps pushing David and Elise apart — despite the strong connection they feel, almost as if they were made for each other — is the Adjustment Bureau, a grimly efficient force of covert ...
Sep 05, 2011 · In The Adjustment Bureau, Damon plays David Norris, a charismatic congressman who seems destined for national political stardom. David meets a beautiful ballet dancer named Elise Sellas. However, strange circumstances keep the two from advancing their relationship. Soon, David finds out who is behind these strange circumstances.
May 27, 2016 · David and Elise were only meant to meet once, and as the Bureau members begrudgingly tell David after some moments of misdirection, his continued political success hinges on them never being together.
David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself, the men of The Adjustment Bureau, who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path... or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.
Mar 24, 2011 · The Adjustment Bureau centers on politician David Norris (Matt Damon) who accidentally stumbles into agents (angels) making mental adjustments to various humans in Damon’s office. All humans but Norris are frozen, depicting the stopping of time so the adjustment can be made to change the future.
The Adjustment Bureau - Meeting Elise Again: David (Matt Damon) runs into Elise (Emily Blunt) again after three years and convinces her that he didn't mean t...
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