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  1. P.s What I am suggesting here are ideas that's never done b4, out of the box and stuff that's usually not what ppl would expect in a Beijing Ceremony (e.g thousands of ppl dancing together (which is so chinese!), so instead, no human existence will be shown first for this most populous nation in the world. lol)
  2. Alrighty, since this topic is getting a bit 'uneventful', Im gonna post some of the first thoughts I have when I think about the possible Beijing ceremony. 1) Red covering on the stadium field (yes, it maybe a bit cliche and stereotypical... though i think Athens's water pond is the most beautiful and awe-inspiring element in any olympic ceremony. But probably Beijing can create a unique non-flat centregroud - hill mounds being created in the field, resembling the chinese landscape) 2) A loud Chinese gong will be hit to signify the beginning of the ceremony. (I have another idea of 10 chinese calligraphy master writing the number 10 to 1 in chinese character; using a big brush, on big vertical canvases on each second countdown to the ceremony.. imagine the big brush strokes, the spontaneous characters written on the canvas and the motion involed. Reckon it will be amazing) 3) The opening act - no human and no living things involve. The nature takes its place, like the beginning of earth (is there any chinese legends on this?). Maybe the can create artificial rain, man-made weather... or anything to show the creation of the chinese landscape or history without human existence. Other than that.... its still very much wide open... I cant think of any yet. Love to hear ideas from you guys too!
  3. All games are great. There's no comparison at all.
  4. Anyone knows when will the torch design be revealed? Any guess on how will it look like? I am not really familiar with Chinese crafts and stuff, but probably one guess I would take is it will be based on bamboo cos lotsa Chinese musical instruments are made of bamboo. And bamboo is quite a representation of Chinese culture I believe.
  5. I have yet to see this movie, but a friend of mine who did called it 'The Curse of the Golden Breasts'... Hhmm..
  6. Please dont get all too defensive bout this. This is just my personal opinion and what I would like to see in London. And yes I do believe that the London commitee will be on the same wavelength too. Cos I believe they have the vision in doing things differently. They are the British for crying out loud!
  7. I felt that well known and such established cities like London and New York dont need to showcase their glorious past anymore. London is a world city. What they need to show is what modern Britain is and the future of humanity. I just dont think it fits the whole concept of the London game to re-enact out their Roman, Victorian etc historical periods again. All these are already so overdone and quite well-informed to the world through movies etc. So what the world needs to see then is a ceremony that focuses on how far the world has evolved as a whole, by using London as catalyst for displaying the future of Britain as a country, and in a more general sense, how humanity is in 2012 and in the future..
  8. Hey all, With some of the world's most reowned movie directors (Zhang Yimou, Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee) collaborating to create the 2008 opening ceremony, I just had this immense excitement and anticipation of how it will turn out to be in real. I just cant help but having this preconception images of it will be like the martial arts movies by Zhang and Lee (Hero, Crouching Tigers), where a grand and metaphorical use of one color in one scene, with human flying in the air effortlessly. The whole ceremony will be grand and artful for sure. And it's gonna transport us to the mythical and magical world of ancient China. Thats what I reckon. I really think this is gonna be one of the ceremony that's gonna match Athen's in term of the interpretation of their culture in the most surprising, never-seen-before and aesthetically overwhelming way. I can see that London 2012's ceremony will be more on the modern and future aspect of UK and human civilization at large (There's no point in UK showcasing their 'culture' and 'history' again). So it will probably all be very high-tech, modern, futuristic, fun and lively. Maybe London's ceremony will be different as it will not be a cultural display as what most ceremonies are. But I just cant wait to see what Beijing has to show the world. Im sure it will never be what we thought it is. Just like how Athens surprised the whole world with their masterful display of simplicity and beauty which is so different from all other ceremonies in the past.
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