Shipbuilding wanted by Boyle for Olympics opening ceremony

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Shipbuilding wanted by Boyle for Olympics opening ceremony

Postby Judge Holden » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:49 pm

Anyone else read the interview with Danny Boyle in yesterday's Guardian Weekend magazine? Boyle wanted to use Shipbuilding to help tell the tale of Britain's industrial past but EC refused any involvement.
I was cynical before the Games but Boyle & Cottrell Boyce delivered something which still moves me, when I look back - a celebration of my, my parents' and grandparents' Britain, rather than the souvenir biscuit tin Jubilee vision normally offered us. Shipbuilding belonged there.

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Re: Shipbuilding wanted by Boyle for Olympics opening ceremo

Postby Azmuda » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:40 pm

Judge Holden wrote:Anyone else read the interview with Danny Boyle in yesterday's Guardian Weekend magazine? Boyle wanted to use Shipbuilding to help tell the tale of Britain's industrial past but EC refused any involvement.
I was cynical before the Games but Boyle & Cottrell Boyce delivered something which still moves me, when I look back - a celebration of my, my parents' and grandparents' Britain, rather than the souvenir biscuit tin Jubilee vision normally offered us. Shipbuilding belonged there.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/mar/09/danny-boyle-queen-olympics-film

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Re: Shipbuilding wanted by Boyle for Olympics opening ceremo

Postby Neil. » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:25 am

Wow - wonder why he refused? It would've been great. That said, it's such a sad song - would it have worked?

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Re: Shipbuilding wanted by Boyle for Olympics opening ceremo

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:33 am

With Danny being turned down by both Elvis and David Bowie it's amazing the ceremony was any good at all :lol:

It's no surprise to me that Elvis refused permission. It's probably because he was not allowed to headline the opening ceremony and play a medley of Shipbuilding, Peace in our Time and Tramp the Dirt Down.
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Re: Shipbuilding wanted by Boyle for Olympics opening ceremo

Postby Man out of Time » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:36 pm

Neil. wrote:Wow - wonder why he refused? It would've been great.


At several shows last summer, Elvis set out an anti-Olympic position. The gist is well summarised here:

https://twitter.com/shanerichmond/status/205947795046281217

Basically Elvis still bears a grudge for the 1936 Olympics.

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Re: Shipbuilding wanted by Boyle for Olympics opening ceremo

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:57 pm

Thought the 1936 bit was pretty ridiculous wen he came out with it in Cambridge. Boyle's opening was sublime and Shipbuilding would have been just perfect. I bet when everyone else realised their cynicism was misguided and actually the Olympics was one of the best things on these shores in their lifetime, Elvis continued to rant over 1936 and wasting taxpayers' money and that he was right not to allow it (or perform that medley, VG :lol: ).
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Re: Shipbuilding wanted by Boyle for Olympics opening ceremo

Postby scielle » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:38 pm

Well that's a shame. Some EC definitely belonged there.
I was lucky enough to take part in the opening (played drums in the Industrial Revolution segment), and it was an amazing experience. I thought Boyle & team did a fantastic job, not to mention they were wonderful to work with and very generous with all us volunteers. I seriously don't get EC's beef with it.


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