Just as Olympic athletes go for the gold, so the producers of the Olympics opening ceremony go for the spectacle. Big is better. There’s safety in numbers. Wow ‘em, wow ‘em and wow ‘em.
The Brit List: Summer of London
While it is quite an honor to host the 2012 Olympics, it sounds like some Londoners are biting their nails over what’s to come.
Vangelis’ musical masterpiece for the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire earned an Oscar for Best Original Music Score and set the gold standard for cheesy inspirational music everywhere. Cut to the endless stream of parodies …
As Amy Farrah-Fowler points out on The Big Bang Theory, “for someone who has a machine that can travel anywhere in time and space, Doctor Who sure does have a thing for modern-day London.” And why shouldn’t he?
Like many major world cities, London is home to a myriad of film locations. The city’s blend of modern and historical elements makes for a unique and versatile setting for films of all kinds.
London’s thriving theater scene has produced some of the most popular plays and musicals in the world. Hit shows such as Billy Elliot, War Horse, and The History Boys had their runs in London before gracing the Broadway stage.
“The Lambeth Walk”
The countdown has begun! The 2012 Games will be held from July 27 to August 12 in London, England. It will be quite an event with 14,700 athletes competing, 21,000 media outlets and 10.
Top Gear hosts – Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond– pride themselves on their automotive performance and, of course, outdoing one another. A bit of friendly competition never hurt anyone.
“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils,” wrote Sir Francis Bacon, “for time is the greatest innovator.” Some three centuries later, another Englishman, Prime Minister Harold Wilson, put it a little …