Zhang YiMou present yet another kitsch Olympic opening ceremony

Posted On 08/08/2008

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And this is my view on the first 45 minutes of the per-open performance : <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitsch”>kitsch</a&gt;, is this all <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Yimou”>Zhang YiMou”</a>and <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Jigang”>Zhang Jigang</a>can do ? Or somebody from the top override their idea?

But wait, Zhang YuMou also direct the <a href=”<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOClXZYNruE”>”>show </a> after Athens hand over the flag to Beijing.

After watching that,  again, <strong>kitsch</strong>!

<a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang_Lee”&gt; Lee Ang</a> open an alternate point of view to the western world about Chinese culture in movie;  <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Gate_Dance_Theater”>Cloud Gate Dance Theater </a> show the world the Chinese Theater performance are not bound to western view on art; while Zhang YiMou show you the Kitch factor of Chinese culture.

Oh wait, those chicks…. yeah, it sells …   kinda universal language isn’t 😉  I never know Kitsch are part of cultural export.


<i> Nevertheless,  no country can beat the over-commercialized <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_Summer_Olympics”>1996 Altlanta Olympic</a>.  ;)</i>

More reading

<a href=”http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2008/08/03/sports/OUKSP-UK-OLYMPICS-OPENING.php”>WITNESS – Love or hate them, Olympic openings are pure kitsch</a>


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