2012 Ceremony 伦敦奥运开幕式

更新时间 2012年 6月 15日, 星期五 - 格林尼治标准时间12:14
2012 opening ceremony plan unveiled

The man behind the plan is Danny Boyle.

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伦敦奥运会开幕式的细节已经透露出来。总策划是影剧导演丹尼·博伊尔。他说,他想创造一个全新的开幕式,向世界展现英国的历史和文化。以下是 BBC艺术事务记者 Vincent Dowd 的报道:

At 55, the director Danny Boyle already has a 30-year career behind him marked by audacity and imagination. He started out in the theatre and TV then moved with success into the cinema: Trainspotting, Sunshine and the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire are all his: it's notable that each is totally different. So when the London Olympics took on Danny Boyle to create this year's opening ceremony they knew to expect the unexpected.

The traditional walk-through of competing athletes will still happen but it'll be preceded by an hour's pageant called 'Green and Pleasant' which will be unlike anything seen at any Olympics. The set will transform the huge Olympic stadium into a recreation of the British countryside, with rolling meadows and a bucolic village green. There'll be horses, cows, geese and three sheepdogs.

Danny Boyle says it will be the starting point of a definition of what modern Britain is, not just London. Danny Boyle says that four years ago Beijing was the highpoint of a certain type of ceremonial spectacle. What we see next month will be more inclusive and warmer. As a director Danny Boyle has always shown a talent for avoiding the obvious so we can expect further surprises to come.

Quiz 听力测试

What does the word audacity mean: being bold or being clever?

Being bold.

True or false? When people expect the unexpected they are prepared to be surprised.

True. The word unexpected means something unpredicatable.

Which word means ‘to change into’?


True or false: The ceremony will only focus on London.

False. Not just London but the whole of Britain.

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