Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Magic Tricks

Illusions, prestidigitation and legerdemain has such a great history, going to back more than 250 years to the great Jacob Philadelphia and others.

The key to magic is secrecy. In fact, once you find out how the tricks are done, it seems so banal and simple. I remember a television special about six or seven years ago, called "Magic Tricks Revealed," which unveiled a lot of illusions. It seemed like the magic was gone from, well, magic.

After a long drought in the magic world - we haven't really had a great showman since Copperfield, and he was a little too Vegas-y even before he went to Vegas - we now have Cris Angel, the rock-and-roll magic man. Watch this trick and get grossed out and fascinated all at once:


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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you not seen or heard of David Blaine?

1/03/2007 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The so cool. Do you know how he does that?

4/26/2007 5:36 PM  
Anonymous David Blane said...

Hello, I'am George. Visit my website, if you want to see tricks with David Blaine Street Magic. All tricks are video explained, so you can learn very easy. Thank's and have a great day.

7/01/2009 1:39 AM  

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