2012 Olympics: Photo Highlights from Danny Boyle's Bizarre, Beautiful Opening Ceremony
Well. Orchestrating a luminous, fiery 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony celebration that somehow managed to combine film, music, live theater, dance, the Beatles, a giant baby, flying men on freaking jetpacks, Mr. Bean, James Bond AND The Queen, Danny Boyle set the world abuzz with his tribute to British culture. While Olympics-watchers process the epic Brit-centric extravaganza, we've got good looks at 9 beautifully bizarre moments from the Opening Ceremony. Dive right in to Movieline's Olympics gallery and revel in the Boyletastic theatrics. Your move, Brazil '16.
Maybe I missed the memo and someone out there can explain why so many of the random UK cultural icons in Boyle's uber-British, at times verging on Gaga-esque mad dance party are words that begin with the letter B? Beatles, Bond, Bowie, (Mr.) Bean, that terrifying baby, the bubble people, Beckham ... on a boat!
3. David Bowie
A nice segue into the "Starman" segment, and perhaps a visual approximation of what Danny Boyle was thinking at this very moment.
DANNY BOYLE'S GREAT BRITAIN IS THE FUTURE.
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