Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Olympics Opening Ceremony: McCartney, Fireworks, the Queen, and Cool Costumes


I won’t give too much away, but the Olympics opening ceremony on NBC will be worth watching right til the very end. Danny Boyle, Stephen Daldry and everyone who put this together gets kudos. Around the 3 hour mark, the real good stuff kicks in with massive fireworks, Paul McCartney and the Queen of England. But before that, just watching all the countries pour into Olympic Stadium in their costumes, so proud, is just great. A beautiful job. And the lighting of the cauldron is a big big deal. Bravo!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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