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Ok now I get to watch it all over again!!! I was watching a BBC streaming of it on some obscure website! lol

But so far there were a lot of good segments in that OC, but overall it's a mess of a ceremony! Where are the rings? Where's the logo? Oh dear god it was all over the place!

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I had in my head that it started 2am BST. Don't know why I thought that. OK, it's a date then. May fall asleep during it, but hopefully not because of it.

*****semi spoiler**** Hazel Irvine on BBC saying themes will be looking after the environment, making the most of what you've got and looking after the earth's resources, and Brazilian music

Good. Parade time, Time enough to comment now.

Very pleasantly surprised so far. I guess I'll leave more detailed thoughts for the postmortem, but briefly now, very simple but effective. IMO opinion, best use of music in an OC so far - they set the Latin beat just like I hoped they would. The musical numbers have been evocative and flowed oh so well

The FX and stage props - well as I said, simple but effective from the rain forest ribbons to the rising metropolis.

Not necessarily against the global warming segment, but reminded me too much of the UNICEF part from Glasgow. Just spoiled the rhythm a bit of what had gone before. That said - like they've brought back the beats for the parade of nations (which, I've gotta say, seems to be going quite briskly so far - an liking the tricycles and he vibe. One of the best parades for a while - though I'll probably get a bit bored very soon).

Oh wel, await the protocol parts... And the rings! Where are the rings?

 

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Just now, The Tower Bridge Fox said:

So far

The creative segment was much more stylish and pointed then London,
but London's athletes parade was better

I think London's Meadow set was probably the best ever dressing up of an Olympic stadium.

I have a suspicion that there may be a bit more creative segment to come ...

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Thought so far:

- Love the opening drone footage of various sports and places in Rio. Simple, elegant footage accompanied by soothing music. 

- Confusing countdown didnt have the impact of actually opening the ceremony. 

- One of my fave anthem's rendition ever. Quintessential Brazillian vibe. Moving and close to heart with kids and adults draped in flag. 

- Stunning visuals of the rainforest segment with strings. Truly unforgettable aesthetic and this will def be one of the classics in ceremony history. Perfect use of simple prop, lighting and music. This is the only few times where the floor projection effect is really complementing the performance. 

- Arrival segment is economical yet evocative. Quite poignant and visceral portrayal of Africans in chained weighted shoes. 

- Gisele given the walk of her lifetime sashaying down the field. Wished she wore something less formal and uptight.

- Block favela stage is quite interesting especially when they jump all around it. The scale of it in comparison with human is quite something.  

- It starts to lose me with all the dancing and singing segment. 

- Overall there bit too much floor projection for my liking. It casts weird shadows onto the performers. And you can def see this is an economical ceremony compared to the past since Sydney. Showed so much promise in the beginning forest scene but kinda go downhill from there. 

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3 minutes ago, LatinXTC said:

Ok now I get to watch it all over again!!! I was watching a BBC streaming of it on some obscure website! lol

But so far there were a lot of good segments in that OC, but overall it's a mess of a ceremony! Where are the rings? Where's the logo? Oh dear god it was all over the place!

be patient, it will come

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