'Ceremony Guru' Danny Boyle says London Games 'feel-good' glow killed by recession
London, Mar 22 : Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, who has earned international acclaim for the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, has said that the 'feel-good' factor among the British has since faded due to the economic recession.
Stating that it will be naive to say that the positive glow from the Olympics could last, Boyle said that the glow has faded because of the tough economic times, which has made it difficult for the people to find jobs, the Sun reports.
According to Boyle, the most important for a country's cohesion is that there should be enough jobs for the youth of the country so that they do not remain unemployed, adding that it is impossible for the optimism of the opening ceremony and the Games to have a lasting effect.
Lancashire-born Boyle, who has stayed in the UK despite Hollywood's interest in him because of hits like Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, said that he thinks that the British should be more proud of their achievements, adding that the Olympics was a chance to show that England has the potential to be a modern, progressive country and that it is a beacon to the world in many ways.
Boyle further said that one of the reasons behind the success of the London opening ceremony was the pace of it, adding that he had decided to bring in the energy of an action movie to the opening ceremony, keeping in mind the slowness of other opening ceremonies.