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16 hours ago, Ikarus360 said:

 

Closing Ceremony of Albertville, this time in slighty better quality, recorded from NOS dutch channel. 

 

Just noticed that they took out the "snow" from those bubbles for the Closing -- which makes the outfits even MORE STUPID than at the Opening!!  What is the point of a "snow globe" w/o the snow??  :blink:

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The whole Albertville ceremonies were strange and weird. But that's what I liked about them, it was original, creative and unique. I'm glad they didn't go to obvious about France like they did for the Euro 2016 ceremonies. Interestingly, the guy who did thoses ceremonies, Philippe Decouflé, studied contemporary dancing in my hometown, back in the 70's.

Now I really wonder how would be an opening ceremony for Olympic Games in Paris.

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^^ Euro 2016 was done by Filmmaster Events, not even a french team. Which was a big mistake tbh. Like i mentioned before they should had brought ECA2 again to make the Opening. Also i'm not a fan of Filmmaster doing almost every single Euro ceremony these last years. Feels repetitive. 

Papaioannu (Athens 2004 director) mentioned Decoufle and his work in Albertville as one of his inspirations for his ceremonies, which would explain a lot.

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4 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Euro 2016 Opening was good; so much better than Albertville.  Yeah, cliche ideas, but they are easily identifiable as French.  Albertville probably ranks high among the ComeCon crowd.  


Would "avant-garde" be an appropriate term for the Albertville ceremonies?

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2 hours ago, Lord David said:


Would "avant-garde" be an appropriate term for the Albertville ceremonies?

 

Not really.  More "ego trip."  Like Athens, it was more an ego trip of Decouffle.  You don't use those events to reflect your "genius" or your "artistry."  You are there to serve and glorify the event -- NOT yourself.  

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You are aware most olympic ceremonies don't even glorify the event but the history/culture of the host nations, right? I never really felt Papaioannu did a show to glorify himself and he did a good work portraying a resumed history of ancient greece which was impossible to fit in just minutes (even if it wasn't 100% perfect)

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/\/\  OK, I misspoke - what I meant by "glorify the event" is in some way, to feature the host country's culture--as that is how it is prescribed in the Olympic Charter; but the subtext of that is glorify the Olympic Games as a great athletic competition.  Just like what Atlanta did with the "Temple of Zeus" number and also honored the culture of Atlanta and the South.  

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Hey - That Brian Pinknell fellow with the Olympic Ceremonies database website has posted the complete BBC broadcast of the Rio 2016 opening ceremony on his website (unfortunately it is rather poor quality - as if from a live stream) but it does include the parts NBC omitted:

https://bryanpinkall.blogspot.com/2016/08/2016-summer-olympic-opening-ceremony.html

Also, SABC has posted its coverage of the Rio 2016 closing ceremony on youtube in 2 parts (unfortunately it starts in progress):

 


 

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