2012 Ceremony 伦敦奥运开幕式
媒体英语会带大家一起学习 BBC 撰稿人在报道世界大事时常用到的单词和短语。
伦敦奥运会开幕式的细节已经透露出来。总策划是影剧导演丹尼·博伊尔。他说，他想创造一个全新的开幕式，向世界展现英国的历史和文化。以下是 BBC艺术事务记者 Vincent Dowd 的报道：
At 55, the director Danny Boyle already has a 30-year career behind him marked by audacity and imagination. He started out in the theatre and TV then moved with success into the cinema: Trainspotting, Sunshine and the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire are all his: it's notable that each is totally different. So when the London Olympics took on Danny Boyle to create this year's opening ceremony they knew to expect the unexpected.
The traditional walk-through of competing athletes will still happen but it'll be preceded by an hour's pageant called 'Green and Pleasant' which will be unlike anything seen at any Olympics. The set will transform the huge Olympic stadium into a recreation of the British countryside, with rolling meadows and a bucolic village green. There'll be horses, cows, geese and three sheepdogs.
Danny Boyle says it will be the starting point of a definition of what modern Britain is, not just London. Danny Boyle says that four years ago Beijing was the highpoint of a certain type of ceremonial spectacle. What we see next month will be more inclusive and warmer. As a director Danny Boyle has always shown a talent for avoiding the obvious so we can expect further surprises to come.
- Astronauts eat space-grown food 宇航员享用自种太空蔬菜
- Bonobos' clue to speech evolution 倭黑猩猩的叫声为语言进化提供线索
- Whale song plan for old military base 改建之后的“鲸鱼之歌”旅游景点
- Hawking's search for alien life 霍金发起寻找外星人计划
- The evolution of western pop music 西方流行乐坛过去50年的发展
- Sea creatures confused by harbour lights 海洋生物被港口人工照明搞的晕头转向