You are viewing a read-only archive of the Blogs.Harvard network. Learn more.

Fascist Opening Ceremony


While I was as wowed by China’s opening cermony for the Olympics as the rest of the word was,

I was struck by how much it reminded me of the film Hero and its fascist imagery.


Only a few days later did i find out that Hero director Zhang Yimou directed the ceremonies.

I wanted to do a little “Hero or Opening Ceremonies?” photo-guessing game but either my web connection or my computer has slowed to speeds that make such a photo-finding mission unpalatable. So this taste will have to do.

2 Responses to “Fascist Opening Ceremony”

  1. therese
    August 28th, 2008 | 9:33 pm

    i missed all of it, but now i totally want to see it! too bad the chinese government sucks so bad, i’d love to go.

  2. August 29th, 2008 | 6:15 pm

    yeah you should definitely check it out, it was pretty breathtaking–i’m sure it’s somewhere online.