There’s been a little bit of discussion about Roy and HG’s current turn at the Sochi Winter Olympics. I’m the first to admit that I don’t think they are showing us their best work, constrained by the barely half hour varying timeslot on Channel 10 and the lack of interviews with athletes. It was a different story in 2000 when they made their mark with The Dream during the Sydney Olympics. This was unmissable TV. I wrote about this in my PhD thesis and later it was published in my monograph based on the PhD.
Here it is in full and out of context but I felt compelled to read it this morning and remember the glory days.
Beware, there was a lot of French critical theory involved and cringeful writing but you get the idea. They were awesome!
And goodness gracious should you want to read the whole book I’ll gladly send you one. For free.3 Comments »