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#381 Waldi

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:57 AM

Concerning  the Cauldron Design

 

I am a Designer myself, mainly in the field of Graphic design, Arts and Fashion - 

(i do teach at a renowned Art and Design School in Belgium) I think that the Sochi 

Cauldron makes a good effect from far, but have to agree that the close ups and 

the disney like fountain show + neon lights look very very bad taste! 

 

All in all - we came a far way from the Garmish-Partenkirchen 1936 industrial tank like 

cauldron - up to this newest spacecraft version! 

 

My own personal fav. are still both of the 1992 Summer and Winter cauldrons; 

i do remember that in Albertville there were several ones, one on each competition site -

Athens - perfectly well integrated in that Calatrava roof

London - all about the gesture, the ligntning, the symbolic level of what it all stands for

Lillehammer - not so much about the cauldron > more about the torch!!!

Nagano - what an ugly mess that was... i do hope they get the 1964 one out for 2020!

Salt-Lake - no comment! 

Sydney - no comment! star trek meets technical problems during the show...

Torino - the stadium didn't match with the nice cauldron shape! 

Vancouver - no comment (disney-galore) +  technical problems during the show...

and then all the older ones; 

Munich, Montreal, Mockba, Lake Placid, Sarajevo, Calgary, Seoul (poor doves) etc etc - 

Well the simplicity of the Munich Cauldron still stands out by far...

 

Don't forget a could cauldron = the spot it stands on

+ the stairs that lead up to it

+ the lighting method 

 

;) 

 

but again - as the french say: 

"Les goûts et les couleurs ne se discutent pas"  - there is no accounting for taste - 

 

 

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Garmisch Partenkirchen 1936
 
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Munich 1972
 
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The Lillehammer Torch
 
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Grenoble 1968
 
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Albertville 1992
 
 
 

** a GOOD not a 'could' cauldron :)) cheers



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:15 AM

The Garmisch cauldron is somewhat scary looking, in an industrial way. 


Love Munich, Montreal, Albertville and Barcelona. I also feel Melbourne's cauldron is a classic. 


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:34 AM

some cauldron lightings have nailed the emotional climax in different ways: London, Athens, Salt Lake, Sydney, Atlanta, Barcelona...

 

others, in my opinion, fell very, very flat: Vancouver, Beijing, Turin (oh god, Turin) and Lillehammer (a member of the Royal Family? No thank-you.) are ones that stick out for me.

 

I expect Sochi's to be shaded by people's perception of the greater forces at play in Russia. I really can't see myself being moved by anything on Februrary 7. Impressed, sure, but moved, nope.

i'm inclined to agree the lighting and ceremony will be impressive but not moving (which is exactly how i felt about Beijing). it will be a big propaganda fest for putin to show the russian people that they are great again (and god knows they have the worst history of suffering of any nation i can mention). so this will be his gift to the russians and russian nationalism. 


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:29 AM

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:14 PM

Lol. the conversation between these guys during the 2010 closing ceremony.

 



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:16 PM

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:18 PM

Barcelona looks great... from inside the stadium. From the outside is a giant metal slugworm ready to devour the city.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

Oh my god - that Vancouver cauldron sequence at the closing ceremony is so mushy. That music is so silly- Winter Olympics or Disney on Ice? That cauldron is ridiculous. LESS IS MORE. 


Especially after Heatherwick's 2012 cauldron - which was just the most beautiful thing ever. 


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:55 PM

Lol. the conversation between these guys during the 2010 closing ceremony.

 

 

- Say goodbye to the cauldron
- Adios!
- See you in Sochi
- They use the same one?
- Just the flame
- The same flame? Yeah right
- They keep the flame alive
- Do they?
- They protect it in glass
- For 4 years they keep it protected in glass?
- It hasn't stopped burning
- Since the first Olympics?
  ...
  That's bullshit.

Oh my god - that Vancouver cauldron sequence at the closing ceremony is so mushy. That music is so silly- Winter Olympics or Disney on Ice? That cauldron is ridiculous. LESS IS MORE. 


Especially after Heatherwick's 2012 cauldron - which was just the most beautiful thing ever. 

 

 

And thanks to NBC / CTV's coverage, no one in North America saw that.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:57 AM

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