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KenTheriot

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This is just an interesting ditty, but I was just watching the pilot of the series, the Magicians and noticed that on the bookshelf of the main character (Quentin) sat an impressive collection of books, including:

The New Modern Coin Magic (Bobo)
Al Schneider Magic
The Annotated Magic of Slydini
The Book of Wonder, 1 and 2 (Tommy Wonder/Stephen Minch)
Thayer Quality Magic (Glenn Gravatt )
Hiding the elephant
Tarbell (volumes 2, 3 and 4)
Pnemonica (Juan Tamariz)
Illustratedted History of Magic

Pretty cool[smile].

That is all.

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Chi Han

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You're making me really want to watch this show Ken.  I wonder who their magic consultant is...or maybe someone on the show is just a big fan.
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I know! I thought the same thing. I wasn't sure I wanted to watch the show at first, since it's about "real" magic. But we decided to give it a shot and in the 2nd scene, the main character is doing a coin roll and then a vanish. and in the next scene, he's at a party bemoaning the use of CGI in TV magic saying it's an insult to close-up magicians everywhere." 

I would have truly dug this movie as a kid[smile]. though I always was interested in magic, I didn't have access or exposure to it as a child. Then I never felt I had the time. And now that I am a retired AF person working from home, I decided to give it the full-steam-ahead approach...at age 50:-P.

I've been into it for over a year and am still consuming it like a starving man at a feast. And I love it more every day[smile].

Wow, that was a departure:-P. Anyway, yes - I agree!

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I watched half of it on YouTube....there was a link somewhere and then I lost it. 
It seemed like Harry Potter for adults. Did it seem that way for anyone else?
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I watched the complete 1st episode and half of the 2nd. I am torn on whether or not to continue. I wasn't overly thrilled by the acting and they just sort of throw new characters at you without explaining who they are, but I am still intrigued. I also noticed the collection of books (had to go rewind and pause to see them all). I will give it a few more episodes to see if it sticks or not. 
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Aside from reality and competition shows (which I still love), not too much stuff on tv these days about magicians.  I guess it's kind of hard to do especially if you don't want to have exposure.  I'll probably give it a watch since I don't think anyone has said that it's completely terrible yet!
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Agreed on the "Harry Potter For Adults." Just a little more mysterious and darker. But yeah, we were like "oh, that's Hermione and that's Draco, etc."


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I believe Harry Potter for adults was exactly what they were going for. It was credited as being 'Harry Potter, with sex and drugs'.
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   Sorry, Ken, don't agree. That collection of books "ain't cool"!!  Ha.
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My first thought was of a cross between Harry Potter and C.S. Lewis's Narnia books with the going through the closet/clock to another world.

Since the main character supposedly does card tricks they might just have easily walked into a magic shop and bought several books (or off E-bay) just to act as a set prop and add authenticity to him being a magician. Of course it's a fantasy series, Harry, you know if it was real there would have been a Lorayne book on the shelf somewhere [smile]

I was about to stop watching it until the guy stopped time, walked from the mirror and plucked someone's eyes out, then I thought, maybe I will watch a few more episodes and see how it develops.. 
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I'm not sure how it works, but do they have to get permission or pay the author/publisher of those books for using them on the show? What do you think Harry? If you saw one of your books on the shelf in the background of one of those scenes would you be picking up the phone?
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 Of course it's a fantasy series, Harry, you know if it was real there would have been a Lorayne book on the shelf somewhere [smile]

 
Would've been perfect if they had Harry's, "Close Up Card Magic" on the shelf!

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   No; I wouldn't have "picked up the phone." And I don't think permission is needed under those circumstances.
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I don't want to create a new thread to talk about a tv series in a magic forum, but I finally started watching this and there's something I found hilarious.  *minor spoilers*  This is a legit scene from the show.

He walks into an exam room, they ask him to do magic and hand him a deck of cards.  He does a flourish, they get really angry and start yelling at him.

Not gonna lie, if I asked somebody to do magic and they started doing cardistry I'd be pretty pissed off too.  Maybe it's just me.
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