Here's a sport that Olympics viewers can play from their couches at home -- counting the movie references director Danny Boyle packed into the sprawling opening ceremonies he staged Friday night at London's Olympics Stadium.
For those keeping score at home, here are a few of the spectacle's cinematic highlights:
-- The queen became a Bond girl: In a pretaped action segment that will undoubtedly be the most widely seen promotion for this fall's James Bond sequel "Skyfall," current Bond Daniel Craig transported Queen Elizabeth II to Olympic Stadium via parachute. Apparently the queen was a tough lady to please, however; when the camera cut to her live in the stadium, the 76-year-old monarch looked more shaken than stirred.
-- Mr. Bean won the 1924 Olympics: Rowan Atkinson, as his buffonish alter ego Mr. Bean, began dreaming of himself as a character in the British running drama "Chariots of Fire." Naturally, he found a way to win the race, with a little help from his Mini.
--Kenneth Branagh did not play Abraham Lincoln: The Shakespearean actor and director of"Thor" appeared as a stovepipe-hatted character whom many Americans will confuse with their 16th president. (Branagh was actually playing 19th century British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.)