Monday, April 17, 2006


It was announced at the weekend that Zhang Yimou, director of Raise The Red Lantern, Hero and House Of Flying Daggers (and the less-hyped but truly beautiful The Road Home), will oversee the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Can we expect to see medals awarded for the bamboo pole vault, double-knife-throwing, or pinging beans at drums?


Wyndham said...

All in a kind of winsome slow-motion, of course. I like the idea of the closing ceremony opening in autumn and closing, half an hour later, in the winter.

Tim Footman said...

Or, of course, just have Zhang Ziyi demonstrating how to make synchronised swimming a bit more interesting.