Did I ever mention that Danny Boyle, the film director organiser of last nights spectacular Olympic opening ceremony, was brought up around two miles from here AND he went to Michaels sons school. My claim to fame! LOL!
So many famous sons seem to have been born around here.
The ceremony, which detailed the history of Britain from the industrial revolution to the present, was very in keeping with Danny’s northern, working class heritage plus what he does best..films….it was quirky, eccentric and entirely British… and kept me enthralled for nearly four hours.
From “Jerusalem” (which I love, shades of school assemblies) to rap, the music to me reflected the multicultural and multi class culture we have in this country
What an imagination Danny Boyle must have and how talented the people who actually put Danny’s fantasies into reality. The whole thing was amazing.
My favourite bits were the simple Mr Bean pulling faces to “Chariots of Fire” and the Queen, appearing to parachute into the stadium with James Bond, showing that the Queen is also not above a bit of fun!.. even if her frilly pink dress and feather in the hair were questionable
As a taxpayer, I realise thatthis spectacular is costing me a fortune, so I might as well join in and enjoy it!
Of course there has to be critics. The MP Aiden Burley ( who has ever heard of him before?) described it as leftie multicultural crap. I can’t agree with him, but he is entitled to his opinion.
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