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Olympics Opening Ceremony: What Can We Expect?

So even though we know that NBC is not broadcasting the opening ceremonies live, but what can expect to see from the opening ceremonies themselves? The first thing that people should know is who is in charge creative-wise for the ceremony. British director Danny Boyle, best known for critically acclaimed pictures such as 'Slumdog Millionaire' and '127 Hours' is directing.

The opening scene is entitled "Green and Pleasant" and an official press release by the London Olympics explains what that opening scene will entail.

The whole of the field of play in the Stadium will be transformed into the rolling British countryside as the London 2012 Ceremonies Team creates one of the largest sets ever built. The set will be complete with meadows, fields and rivers, and featuring families taking picnics, sport being played on the village green and farmers tilling the soil whilst real farmyard animals graze - including 12 horses, 3 cows, 2 goats, 10 chickens, 10 ducks, 9 geese, 70 sheep, and 3 sheep dogs.

Boyle talked with the BBC to talk about what to expect in his show. He said that he had to keep the rest of the world in mind for this presentation.

Speaking about what lies ahead in his show, Director Danny Boyle says he had to make sure it doesn't "befuddle" everyone abroad. Boyle says his shows aims to be "spectacular while feeling inclusive, with a warmth about it that might surprise". And he says there will definitely be drumming in the show because it's wonderful.

Us here in the United States can watch the opening ceremonies on NBC starting at 7:30. Though its a little curious why NBC wouldn't be able to dedicate one of its other networks for the opening.