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On 8/14/2021 at 10:39 AM, Sir Rols said:

But it’s La Belle Paris, the glittering queen of them all.

Oui oui! I agree.

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On 8/14/2021 at 3:41 PM, baron-pierreIV said:

They just seem to be sooooo DESPERATE for new and innovative ideas, they will try every wacky idea under the sun

The French can be very creative and artistic. J'adore.

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1 hour ago, PikyoK said:

The French can be very creative and artistic. J'adore.

You don't have to tell me this.  I like French culture generally but do not have to like everything that a people who idolize mimes or , , , Jerry Lewis, do.  :wacko:

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45 minutes ago, TorchbearerSydney said:

Here's a question , why were these drone displays that were obviously practiced not used in the Tokyo Ceremonies???

Not as if they were controversial/ extravagant/ too long/ unneeded??

 

Good question.  I think this footage must've been a "test" or a rehearsal.  (Did the drones' batteries have that long a life?) 

Also,  with the goofy  "live" section on (the history of) the pictograms, the producers and broadcasters must've felt this was superfluous and anti-climactic since there was going to be a whole "live" section on it later.  That is my guess.  

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8 hours ago, TorchbearerSydney said:

Here's a question , why were these drone displays that were obviously practiced not used in the Tokyo Ceremonies???

Not as if they were controversial/ extravagant/ too long/ unneeded??

 

I would've preferred this to the pictogram segment in the OC.

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On 8/14/2021 at 12:24 AM, Sir Rols said:

I’m pretty sure the bike tour on the rooftops of Paris was NOT green screened. Looked pretty real to me. And it wasn’t meant to be about stunts, but location. Paris itself was the wow.

As to the concert, it was advertised as live. Unless you have any other information to the contrary, I assume it was. Any clarification from French members? The only bit I have a doubt about was the shot of Macron atop the Eiffel Tower (could they have a drone or a chopper in the vicinity with the aerial stunt jets about the fly through the space?).

As to the suitability of the city to an open, citywide OC, IMO if any city is suited to it, it’s Paris. From the Seine to the magnificence of its boulevards and landmarks, the city is a star in its own right that couldn’t be conveyed as well from within a stadium. Even if they go for a traditional stadium ceremony, I’d say tone your hopes down for a grande histoire and recreations of Madame La Guillotine beheading Louis Capet or Napoleon retreating from Moscow - if the Japanese have developed a reputation for stark minimalist ceremonies, the French have themselves for weirdly avant garde. 

I was at the ceremony in Paris and it was live of course. (The shot of Macron wasn't however).

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On 8/20/2021 at 8:45 PM, Fiorenzo said:

I was at the ceremony in Paris and it was live of course. (The shot of Macron wasn't however).

I'm guessing the flag wasn't live too?

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15 minutes ago, PikyoK said:

 

I'm guessing the flag wasn't live too?

The French already confirmed they’d hoped to do the flag live, but the wind conditions weren’t right for it on the day.

i never thought Macron was live - it would have required a drone or a helicopter to be in the airspace the stunt jets were about to fly right through.

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