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    Filming for Olympic opening

    I watched some of the filming for the UK Olympic opening last night, which was entertaining, if not completely OTT and I am not complaining about the brilliant way it was done. However, I couldn’t help wonder if someone like Andrei Tarkovsky had been asked to handle this event, how he may have done it. Any thoughts?

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    I really admire his films, in particular "Andrej Rubljow" and "Stalker". For me it is a wide stretch to connect them to the Olympic opening - but I am sure it would have been a very, very different film - and much more slow and intense. Heinz

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    Dark and foggy with water dripping the whole time. Maybe not so festive, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz View Post
    I really admire his films, in particular "Andrej Rubljow" and "Stalker". For me it is a wide stretch to connect them to the Olympic opening - but I am sure it would have been a very, very different film - and much more slow and intense. Heinz
    Stalker for me is the best film ever. He strikes me as a still photographer applying motion to make moving film. To me he is the HCB of cinematography.

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    Tarkovsky would've said, "I don't do that commercial hired gun @#$*. Now, if you will excuse me, I will get back to making my deeply personal films that I can do any way I want to without regard for audience expectations."

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    Yeah, the great soviet art house filmmaker - I bet he would have had some insights into British heritage and culture! Kurosawa as a second option maybe?
    If we're talking about that era, Hitchcock would have been a little more relevant don't you think?

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    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's style seems about right.



 

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