I’ve just watched the Olympic Games opening ceremony (or at least that part of it available at a civilised hour in this part of the world). It’s always interesting to see what the host nation will come up with to entertain the crowd and with all such shows, it had its good and its bad. The lighting of the flame was incredible, a real show-stopper. Beautifully done.
But the highlight for me was the London Symphony Orchestra playing ‘Chariots of Fire’ – complete with Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson). I laughed till I cried.
He goes off into a dream sequence, where he’s doing the famous run along the beach from the movie Chariots of Fire – and I realised we’d seen them filming that segment. (!!!)
We visited Britain in May and while staying in Edinburgh, we took a drive out to St Andrews. On the drive down the road between the links and the sea, we stopped for a look at the ocean and noticed a film crew on the beach. We had the usual discussion. An ad? Some sort of documentary? Who cares? Snap. Moving right along…
Now, months later, we understood what we’d seen.
Has anything like that happened to you? Please share?