Saturday, July 28, 2012

Olympic Pan

(Two screen caps merged together)
Last night, along with billions of others, Buttercup and Gil and I watched the Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics.

Imagine my surprise when this picture came on the screen!

That's right, a line from Barrie's masterpiece.  And correct, thank goodness.  (Meaning with no "star" in the directions.)

It ushered in a section of the opening ceremony dedicated to and by The Great Ormond Street Hospital (where Barrie bequeathed the profits from Peter Pan) which had children in beds attended by doctors and nurses.  It flourished into a dance number with light up beds.  J.K. Rowling read the lines about the island Neverland.

And then the nightmares kicked in... unleashing a Queen of Hearts, Cruella deVille and Captain Hook along with an enormous Voldemort.  I don't understand why Hook had been represented as a Jack-in-the-Box, though, when the others had not been.  Hook on the correct hand, though.

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