“Here we come bitches!!”
Via The Guardian - The London Opening Ceremonies will recreate the English country side by shipping in a sh*t ton of real animals. Including exotic and little known creatures like Sheep, chickens and cows, OH! and a village Cricket Team! Take that Beijing and your military drum countdown.
Get outta here with that cynicism. This sounds awesome. Last Night of the Proms theme? Bonkers!
The director has ignored the age-old maxim about never working with children or animals. The opening scene features real grass, real ploughs, real soil and – said Boyle – real clouds that would supply “rain” if there was none in order to ensure an authentically British atmosphere. With no Glastonbury festival this year, the event will be evoked with a replica of Glastonbury Tor and mosh pits at either end of the arena.
One of those pits will have a Last Night of the Proms theme and the other a festival atmosphere, with around 100 young people in each.
"We’re trying to make you feel like you’re watching a live film being made," said the Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director. "It feels like when you’re planning a big sequence in a film. We’re trying to make it feel like a live recording of a film that all happens on one evening. We’re trying to shoot it in a very visceral way."