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Amazer

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I almost never pay attention to stage illusions, but happened across this video of the "fastest illusionist".  I was actually entertained by the illusions and the extremely fast pace of the act.  No boring overwrought dancing, and all the other goofiness I am turned off by in illusion acts.

Maybe it's not so unique.  As I mentioned, I'm way behind the times in following stage illusion shows.  But, what do you think of this?   




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I saw this before a while ago. I forget the exact details. Note the counter in the bottom right corner of the screen. I think he was trying to break a record our just do X amount of illusions in X amount of minutes.
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Oh, so that's the gimmick.  I didn't notice the timer.  Well, I must say that for me, it made for a more interesting display of illusions.
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Hope Hans got a lot of business from the stunt. That was a great deal of work, especially for those assistants. The timing and execution appeared flawless, and I am, naturally, assuming there was no heavy editing. Even so, it was a terrible waste of a couple of incredible illusions. The DeKolta Chair was presented almost as an afterthought.

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I understand what you're saying about the DeKolta Chair. It's one of the best illusions, I think, because it uses a prop (a chair) that everyone is familiar with.

I do think this looked great even at the fast pace. But yes, it may have been better if the audience was given more time to process what they were seeing.

Maybe my aversion to illusions has more to do with the presentation style than the effects themselves. Whenever I read the lives and times of the big touring magicians of the early days of modern magic, my imagination pictures a much more appealing mystery show - for my tastes, anyway. One of my fondest memories of all the shows I've seen is that of an evening with Harry Blackstone Jr. Even then, though, I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like if I was watching his father back in the day.

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Since you express an interest in the early days, have you read any of Jim Steinmeyer's biographies? The World's Last Great Magician, about Howard Thurston, or The Glorious Deception, about Chung Ling Soo? Excellent reads both.
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Great stuff!! This brother didn't even have time to dance (thankfully)!
I enjoyed watching this.

Thanks for sharing, Amazer!

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That Klok runs fast.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robin Dawes
That Klok runs fast.


[rofl]

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robin Dawes
That Klok runs fast.


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