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Mind Phantom

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Put on your thinking caps and let's talk about this...

#1. It moves you emotionally
#2. It leaves you with a sense of wonderment

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Both of your points were what I felt when I saw David Copperfield's Flying for the very first time on his TV special 26+? years ago... I had a lump in my throat because of his presentation of the effect and I was wondering how he did it... 

I almost always perform for magician friends and when I do an effect that fools them, before the climax they see it coming (and they make funny faces, noises or something that tells me they are already fooled; they have that sense of wonderment before they see the end of the trick). 

Let me think what else I could add to this list...

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1. People care about what's going on.

2. The things that happen along the way are motivated.

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I'm pretty much with Mike here, although I would phrase it differently.

1. People are interested and involved in both the performance and the performer.

2. The underlying structure and narrative make sense in context.

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1. People care about what's going on.

2. The things that happen along the way are motivated.

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Mike,

Yes, being part of the process lets one feel important and a part of the effect.
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that it is magic and the focus 

when the patter steps out of the way and lets the moments, experience, and magic illuminate 

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How are we determining what's good magic?
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Mind Phantom

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Well, that's the $64.000 question isn't it?
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Mind Phantom

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How are we determining what's good magic?



How about.." Truth Is Beauty ", Yates.
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A well rehearsed performance

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An entertaining performer and strong magic.
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Mostly just reiterating previous responses, but...

From the audience's perspective:

1. Impossible things happen, no matter how closely I watch.*
2. I care about them.


* I never have the feeling of having been misdirected.
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1. A memorable performance where a relationship is forged with the spectators.
2. Preparation, choosing the right effects for the situation.
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