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  1. Well after i saw the Opening Ceremony 2 times i will now (tada, tada...) express my opinion: I have to say that i was negatively attuned before the Opening Cermony. So i tried to relax and to watch it with fun and open to what comes. And it was impressive. At least most of the segments of the artistic part. Did i like it? Well it didnt touch me. For me there was also no emotion there. It was extremely impressive, perfectly staged but with no emotion. And then i understood why. Because the intension of massperformances isnt to touch the soul but to impress the eye. And this was the intension o
  2. Only 1 hours to go!!! i hope for a fantastic ceremony and great fun!.........
  3. I dont get your problem Pyrros!!!!
  4. Officialy yes. But in daily life you dont tell your name with the addition. Just the name and surname...
  5. The addition "of Nikos" means "son of" or "daugther of". In this case it means Ilias Iliadis son of Nikos (this is the name of the father).
  6. Ilias Iliadis of Nikos, gold Olympian in Judo will be the flag bearer of the Hellenic Team
  7. I am sure that there is a second copy of every costume just in case something going wrong!
  8. i like the feeling of this picture. The pictogram of equestrian makes it looking more chinese. Generally i think that the Beijng pictograms are very good...
  9. ...jungle look? Athens Look of Games, designed by K2 is the creative result of researching 5000 years of hellenic art and then designing a simple and understandable look of the Games. Something that people also expected from Beijing Look of the Games. And if you are missing the elements of the water, the earth, the nature, the sun and the human then take a closer look to the Athens Look:
  10. Yeah but TITANIC and the Dark Night wouldnt be half as good without the "heartbreaking story of love" or "the complex story of batman resp. of Joker" Lets get serious. $300 million is an outstanding budget if you have a good concept and mean nothing if there isnt one. Zhang Yimou is a very good director no matter if you like his work or not. So there will be a good concept. The question is how many compromises he had to do to satisfy the megalomania of the government. So i decided: i wil have some tasty pizza with coke and will expect not more then an entertaining show. If there is more
  11. I think you misunderstood me Baron. I didnt say your comment is disrepectful. You critisized me of showing no respect to this thread by going off topic with my post about Clepsydra. But you your self posted off topic before me. If my post was disturbing for other members then i have to apologize. One is for sure. After we all watched the Opening Ceremony this Friday, then we automatically will compare it with the Ceremonies of the past. I for some reason have a biased feeling about the Ceremony. I dont know why. I am trying to "get rid" of my negative attitude.
  12. Well to be hhonest i dont understand what all this construction is about and why they are making such a secret out of it when the cover to hide it doesnt really hide it.
  13. I surely will not start a new thread just to respond to a members post. And about respecting this thread: "I got epiClepsytic seizures watching it. " Dont try to teach me about good manners Baron
  14. Better watch this version without those annoying commentators and without "NBC-Cut-Version" that excludes scenes because they were rated as "not moral"!!! The first scene of the Fertility Goddess is extremely importand because the Clepsydra starts with her and ends with a pregnant woman. The ancient gives birth to the modern and future evolves.
  15. Interview with Dimitris Papaioannou, Director of Medea II This weekend the Cultural Ministry in the Olympic Spirit bring us the fascinating retelling of the Greek tradegy set to dance, Medea II. City Weekend spoke with the famous Director and Choreographer, Dimitris Papaioannou. Dimitris Papaioannou's ground-breaking creative direction of the Athens 2004 Opening Ceremony – hailed a "triumph" by Time magazine and The Times of London – is widely considered a high-water mark of large scale spectacle. Born in Athens, Greece in 1964, Dimitris Papaioannou first attracted atte
  16. It seems that my personall predictions (and fears) will come true. This will be visually a spectacular ceremony but aesthetically boring. It will ignore the human as a individual. The countdown? Its the idea of "human capital" in perfection! I guess it will be the epitome of totalitarianism packed in a beautiful wrapping paper. Or will i be prooven to be wrong? Hope dies last!
  17. .. mmhh.. until now: i do not like it. I hoped (after i realized that there will be only one pattern) that there will design elegant color combinations. This look of the Games reminds me of the "Kodak Store" i used to visit, back those days of analog cameras!
  18. Although i liked the "lucky cloud" pattern i think the banners that we have seen until now are rather uncreative. One thing that i just can not understand is the lack of creativity in the olympic look in a land with a great ctreative potential. I am missing the chinese element, i am missing the feeling that a designer tried to create modern patterns based on traditional ornaments.
  19. Let me help you Barron: savas, there is a meaning BECAUSE you gave it a meaning. First there is the birth of thought (The Centaur throwing the arrow of light which symbolises the birth of thought) and then comes creation (the thought gets its own dynamic makes his way and something new arrives, creation. But what the hell does DNA have to do with the Olympic Games? You are asking me what the human as an individual body of energy has to do with the Olympic Games and the Olympic Idea?
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