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Saturday
Jul 28 2012

Olympic Weekend: Her Majesty, Mrs Urban, and Mr Bean

Please tell me you're watching the Olympics.

Like many non-sports people of the world, it's the only time I'm ever interested in sports but interested I am.All in!I love that famous film directors often get to direct the Opening Ceremonies and though I can't say that I think Danny Boyle did a memorable job or anything (Zhang Yimou's 2008 spectacle is a *really* tough act to follow), I did enjoy the comic touches.Always love seeing Daniel Craig suited up as James Bond and the evening's best moment had to be Queen Elizabeth's stunt double hilariously leaping out of a helicopter in that grandmatronly pink dress and the Queen's own sense of humor about herself to say yes to all this slapstick in the first place.

Who knew she had a sense of humor?

You'd never know it to look at her.Her Majesty never looks anything less than miserable (I died at her reaction to that ghastly children's choir) If shehadsaid no, one must assume that Danny Boyle had Dame Helen Mirren backstage with costume on, ready to step in like an eager understudy.

My other favorite bit was Mr.Bean's total boredom while playing theChariots of Firetheme song on the keyboard and his resultant jogging fantasy.It's probably not cool to admit that Mr.Bean cracks me up but he does.

Most of us watch the Olympics on the telly but look who was happy to be in the bleachers!

Love you, Nicki Kidman!You are a true Olympian in our hearts and an actual Gold Medalist to The Film Experience!xoxoxo

Call me maybe?

What are your favorite Olympic moments so far?I live for gymnastics and they keep cutting away from it.ALSO:any suggestions on how to get better gymnastics coverage are welcome-- I feel like I literally ONLY saw the US athletes tonight and I have no idea how their competition is doing or what they look like.I watch the Olympicsbecauseits global.I need other countries in the mix.Please and thanks.

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I liked the ceremony though I would have liked a grand emotional moment that I didn't get.
I liked seeing Rowling reading Neverland and Brannagh delivering that Tempest speech but I needed some Winslet and/or Dench and/or some other film persona to be there.

PS: It's "Her Majesty" not "Her Royal Highness" ;)

July 28, 2012 | 未注册的批评家James T

I think it would be nice if AAMPAS or Cannes or Sundance awarded some recognition to QEII for her role in a short feature.

July 28, 2012 | 未注册的批评家Demian

James T -- i didn't know this but you're right.The things the internet can teach us about other countries.I have corrected.

July 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

My favorite Olympic moment is any time Alexandre Desplaite is on screen.I've been having a kind of one sided Same Time, Next Year relationship with him since the 2004 games.

July 28, 2012 | 未注册的批评家威尔H.

*Alexandre Despatie*

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家威尔H.

Will -- somehow I missed Alexandre tonight and I feel the same.I don't understand how to watch the Olympics this year and NBC isn't helping me.I want to see the things they're not showing me!

July 29, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Nat: They have like 6 channels showing Olympic coverage during the day, so it's a huge task trying to keep track of where anything is.Though, I was watching men's gymnastics tonight and the NBC announcers really weren't informing me of what was at stake and who they were even competing against in this round.
In fairness to Boyle, he had less than half the budget of Yimou's spectacle.

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家Adam

I think the male divers JUST got to London.So I don't think we've missed any Alexandre, Nathaniel.Thank god.

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家威尔H.

德斯帕蒂在2008年举行的总决赛的损失有我最令人心碎的奥运记忆。从来没有见过一个人这么伤心失去,但我迫不及待地想看到他走这时候所有的方式。团队德斯帕蒂FTW!

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家阿米尔

地狱是,阿米尔!

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家威尔H.

我发现,在2008年开幕是惊人,但OTT性寒/临床和非心ANF幽默感,英国是温暖的,并英国特色的过去一个真正意义上当前与长远,一个奇妙的时刻,你能感觉到它在英国,关于 TIME BRITISH TRIUMPHS WERE CELEBRATED.

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家标记

马克 - 洛尔@“关于时间英国的胜利庆祝了”。那些英国佬肯定是历史上处下风,不是吗?;-)

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家史蒂夫

我几乎流泪了,当他们做关于约翰·奥罗斯科的故事(美国男体操运动员)任何东西,我平时最讨厌的人的兴趣的东西。

此外,许多这些体操运动员烟头是疯狂。

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家丽贝卡

“这可能是不冷静承认憨豆先生裂纹我,但他做。”

:o你早餐吃了脑瘤?:P先生Bean是一个图标,我从小看他,他却始终仍是热闹!
哎,你们美国人:对。

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家Agent69

我绝对喜欢奥运会,“叫我也许”和男性游泳者泳裤的小。不按照这个顺序。

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家佩吉苏

我是在着装排练开幕式上周三,我不得不说,开20分钟,一个壮观的事情目击者现场。看到它在电视上,你只是没有得到这是贯穿整片建同推进力度 - 在五环走到了一起,在球场去的精神,这是最惊人的经验,我有一个。

我不是英国人,虽然我一直住在伦敦的几年,但我还是要博伊尔的微妙激进的人本主义(即开放获得了巨大的政治,但是你要知道英国的历史,了解它)在中国的死亡背后的 eyes proficiency any day of the week.我会承认,虽然开放了面向更向国内观众比国际一个。它通过奥运会的amost一手改变了人们的看法的伎俩不过。

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家伊恩

爱的开幕式虽然我是在缺乏who医生颇为失望,作为该节目已经在英国文化支柱了几十年,国际认可得益于重启系列最终实现。开幕“工业”部分是真正令人印象深刻。是的,戴的帽子到QE2,出现在短期债券部分。爱她,就位!

但是,是的,覆盖面如此混乱,外面的网球始终是在喝彩声。我真希望他们将遵循国际人群多在资格赛,但我猜他们认为国内的观众大可在这一点不在乎。他们会得到他们,我敢肯定。

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家丹尼

我爱女王是如此致力于树立良好的榜样的方式。她发现,不管你是你的工作/运动有多么严重,你需要保持一个意义,如果幽默和透视一下。

时差是一件美妙的事情。有EST之间的5或6小时的区别?所以,如果你看它生活在早晨,开始早,你所有的竞争对手。昨天,男子体操,我看到了球队美国,中国,日本,德国,乌克兰等。环上的巴西单一的竞争对手是惊人的!但NBC夜间重述将集中在当天的美国竞争对手。

在华盛顿州的一些观众还观看了加拿大的渠道。他们有较少的参与者,确实会覆盖领导人每个事件,不论国籍。你可能会得到加通道,CTV在纽约。

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家adri

我有那些谁在北京的一个首选,今年的开幕式上达成一致 - 伦敦开幕式只是很多温暖和更多的乐趣,但我会喜欢看到更多的名人(尤其是更伟大的英国音乐家像埃尔顿·约翰,大卫·鲍伊阿黛尔)。我也感到失望,在NBC的削减仪式 - 显然他们削​​减致敬的7/7伦敦恐怖袭击事件,这是不可原谅的受害者,他们似乎削减其他随机的东西,以及(我认为有一部分是 involved feeding ducks in the pastoral part at the outset that we didn't get to see), plus their commercial breaks were oddly edited.

我真的很期待的看着女子体操,它今晚开始 - 按说我们有很好的机会赢得团体金牌以来亚特兰大的第一次。

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家苏珊娜

我只是喜欢开幕式上,肯尼思·布拉纳和J.K.罗琳,哇!当丹尼尔·克雷格翻起来,我真诚地认为女王会是海伦爵士,才知道原来她是一步到位,甚至比这更真实。:d

迄今为止,我最喜欢的时刻发生了, Áron Szilágyi winning the first gold medal this year for Hungary with superb fencing.:o) My absolute favourite event is gymnastics, and I love swimming and diving, too.Oh, and being in (almost) the same time zone as the Games is also an advantage (over the last time, for example :-)).

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家principessa1121

The 7/7 tribute was incredibly moving, the choreography and music for that section were superb.Shame on NBC for editing it out.

July 29, 2012 | 未注册的批评家Nicholas Girling

I know most people here just want to see the US athletes but not showing all the athletes made US miss what sounded like a terrific performance by the British gymnastics team.All we got to see was the US teams meltdown.Would rather have watched Team GB .

July 31, 2012 | 未注册的批评家Milissa

I know most people here just want to see the US athletes but not showing all the athletes made US miss what sounded like a terrific performance by the British gymnastics team.All we got to see was the US teams meltdown.Would rather have watched Team GB .

July 31, 2012 | 未注册的批评家Milissa
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