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As the Anevsary of the closing ceremony approaches I thought I would post some of my faverout moments from the Greatest Closing Ceremony in the history of the Olympics.

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baron-pierreIV    1622

ANother London 2012 ceremonial rip-off from another show:

From the off-Broadway run of Stephen Sondheim's BOUNCE (a NY production in 2008; a London production in 2010) :

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See all those costumes and set made from newsprint...

And in the 2012 Closing Ceremony, there was the start when nearly everything was covered in "newsprint."

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Could it have been the same costume designer for the 2 productions??

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JMarkSnow2012    354

ANother London 2012 ceremonial rip-off from another show:

From the off-Broadway run of Stephen Sondheim's BOUNCE (a NY production in 2008; a London production in 2010) :

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See all those costumes and set made from newsprint...

And in the 2012 Closing Ceremony, there was the start when nearly everything was covered in "newsprint."

Could it have been the same costume designer for the 2 productions??

This is one of those "may take a while" things. What you are describing and picturing is not "Bounce" but the revised version titled "Road Show". To complicate things further, "Bounce" was itself a revision of an earlier (Oct-Nov1999) production called "Wise Guys" which was directed by one Sam Mendes.

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baron-pierreIV    1622

This is one of those "may take a while" things. What you are describing and picturing is not "Bounce" but the revised version titled "Road Show". To complicate things further, "Bounce" was itself a revision of an earlier (Oct-Nov1999) production called "Wise Guys" which was directed by one Sam Mendes.

I know the genesis of the show: - Wise Guys - Bounce - Road Show -- it doesn't matter, it's the SAME friggin' show. But I was not going to be so pedantic and bore the reader with a history of the transformation of a morphing show. :rolleyes:The point is: those newsprint outfits were already done in a previous show Wise Guys aka Bounce aka Road Show...take your pick. Jeez,...

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JMarkSnow2012    354

I know the genesis of the show: - Wise Guys - Bounce - Road Show -- it doesn't matter, it's the SAME friggin' show. But I was not going to be so pedantic and bore the reader with a history of the transformation of a morphing show. :rolleyes:The point is: those newsprint outfits were already done in a previous show Wise Guys aka Bounce aka Road Show...take your pick. Jeez,...

It's three different shows with a story and much material in common. "Bounce" was the only one of the three which didn't have a British director. But all of that may be utterly irrelevant anyway, because newsprint fabric has been around for a very long time. Perhaps, for example, London used it as a dig at the failed French 2012 bid:

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(The first swimsuit called a bikini, by Louis Réard, 1946, modelled by Micheline Bernardini)

(And actually, the costumes in "Road Show" weren't newsprint; they were technical design drawings)

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In the 1990s it was very common to see London taxis completely covered in news print
Adverting the evening standard.
Cant find any pictures, you’ll have to take my word for it.
Oxford street did indeed look just like the closing ceremony.

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JMarkSnow2012    354

$T2eC16V,!)cE9s4Ptm3jBRzLOtIqtQ~~60_35.JFound this picture of a model, they were on the streets for years.

March 2013's "Taxi Globe" has a picture of "one of the early full wraps" on the street on page 13, in a feature celebrating the fast-disappearing "classic" FX4 taxi design. It's a post-1983 L reg, so if the livery was applied when the cab entered service, that would be about 1994.

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baron-pierreIV    1622

/\/\ Those items starting bids at 10 GBPs, wow.

If I lived in England and had like a garage and a nice backyard, I would probably bid for that cannon. Looks nice. This must be the 2ndary market now. That's like those awful moving platforms for Athens 2004. Didn't sell.

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Sir Rols    1821

Wow! This forum section is open again???? Maybe the only good glitch of the forum update.

so weird you can't reply to the mod's news wire posts, or in ask the moderator (yeah, right - how????), but we can now post in a read-only archive forum. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

12 minutes ago, The Tower Bridge Fox said:

Still the best closing ceremony ever.

I still think Sochi shaded it.

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yoshi    249

?!

Now this is surreal. Actually...I think I might have an idea for all those with Post-Olympic Depression...;)

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JMarkSnow2012    354
On 22/08/2016 at 10:50 AM, The Tower Bridge Fox said:

Still the best closing ceremony ever.

 

On 22/08/2016 at 11:02 AM, Sir Rols said:

I still think Sochi shaded it.

I'm with Rols. I still find most of the London closing ceremony difficult to watch- it feels as if David Brent appointed himself to organise it.

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Sir Rols    1821
25 minutes ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

 

I'm with Rols. I still find most of the London closing ceremony difficult to watch- it feels as if David Brent appointed himself to organise it.

Actually, I did really like the London CC, even if it did come over as a better version of the Queen's Jubilee concert or a Baby Boomers Trip Down Memory Lane through 50 years of Brit Pop (maybe because of that - that is me sorta. For some reason even today, whenever I think of London's CC, "Waterloo Sunset" immediately springs to mind).

But then came 2014, and say what you want about the rest of Sochi, they sure gave awe-inspiringly great ceremony.

One thing Rio's has had in common with Sochi is that both have broken out of the tradition of presenting the CC as one big farewell concert featuring the pick of the recording stars of the host country. Interesting that many have said they liked it better than the opening. Both Rio and Sochi featured presentations that certainly would not have been out of place in an opening.

 

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