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Re: New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)

Official website is up:

http://www.lillusionniste-lefilm.com

The movie will be distributed in North America by Sony Classics.
by David Nethery
05/23/10 05:37 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)
Replies: 15
Views: 3382

Re: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill

I'd rather see the the trick offered with permission than knocked off and sold under a different name by folks looking to make a quick buck on a good item. Absolutely. That's why I asked who owned the rights. I would not buy it if it were a knock-off. But if Steven's Magic (or any other dealer) get...
by David Nethery
03/28/10 06:38 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill
Replies: 19
Views: 4718

Re: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill

Will this ever be available again from Stevens or anyone else ?

Who has the rights to Vanni Bossi's material ? I hope they will release this again.
by David Nethery
03/27/10 03:52 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill
Replies: 19
Views: 4718

Re: Sid Fleischman Passes

I am sorry to hear of his passing.

Wonderful writer.

I've always thought a film version of "Mr. Mysterious & Co." would be great.
by David Nethery
03/21/10 05:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Fleischman Passes
Replies: 11
Views: 1426

Re: New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)

If the link to the Russian website above is slow to load here is an alternative link to the same trailer on YouTube: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0I6T1RzdPk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0I6T1RzdPk</a><!-- m --> (I'll post an English trailer whenever one goe...
by David Nethery
03/17/10 03:15 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)
Replies: 15
Views: 3382

New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_jL0PYTVd-Zs/S6EM8wQS2cI/AAAAAAAAC0o/kZvSqqTP59M/s800/Illusionist_01.jpg Here is one of the first trailers of the new animated film by director Sylvain Chomet ("The Triplets of Belleville") . [size:11pt]http://www.afisha.ru/movie/trailer/192512/[/size] The connection ...
by David Nethery
03/17/10 01:27 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)
Replies: 15
Views: 3382

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

The whole Long Island Goth thing isnt just incongruous, its jarring and completely upsets one of Cirques main strengths, which is transporting you to a dream world and KEEPING YOU THERE. And its not edgy and tough and cool to swear and make genital-based jokes. It comes across as pathetic and despe...
by David Nethery
11/01/08 12:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125412

Re: Breaking the Magician’s Code

Steve V wrote: the scripting and the host, who has returned to his nastiness, need a smacking.


Biggest smack down that ol' Mitch P. could have is to appear in this crap fest.
( No real acting jobs coming in to pay the bills these days , Mitch, baby ? )
by David Nethery
10/17/08 08:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking the Magician’s Code
Replies: 91
Views: 20188

Re: November Issue of Genii Now on Its Way to You

I am SO GLAD I re-subscribed .

(it was the cover story on Steve Cohen that got me back) .

Looking forward to the Ramsay material.
by David Nethery
10/17/08 08:43 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: November Issue of Genii Now on Its Way to You
Replies: 61
Views: 6016

Re: Justin Rivera was on The Gong show this past Thursday

Hi, Justin,

I just watched the show on the Comedy Central Web site (thanks Joe Pecore for the link) .

You were really good ! Congrats. Sorry you didn't win . but I sure enjoyed your performance.
by David Nethery
10/01/08 11:50 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Rivera was on The Gong show this past Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: Magic Newswire Podcasts

David Thomas wrote:I would love to see an interview with:

Ricky jay
David Roth
Daryl
Paul Harris

Love the interviews Dodd keep up the great work!


Ditto on all of these and add to the list:

David Ben
by David Nethery
09/25/08 05:09 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic Newswire Podcasts
Replies: 62
Views: 10175

Tomo Maeda Interview

Excellent interview with Tomo Maeda. I really appreciated his views about magic on TV (bottom of pg 72, top of pg. 73) Tomo: I try not to be on TV too much. I turn down 90 percent of the calls from TV stations. Genii : Why ? Tomo: I don't waste my performances. It's hard to explain ... in a Japanese...
by David Nethery
09/25/08 04:22 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Tomo Maeda Interview
Replies: 14
Views: 4787

Re: New Lincoln Pennies and New Opportunities

Good for the ol' penny , but I wish they'd put more Kennedy .50 cent pieces into circulation. A great size for coin magic , but I did a trick with one recently for a kid who was 15 and had NEVER seen one before. I had to explain what it was (not that it was a coin, but that it was actually a real co...
by David Nethery
09/22/08 04:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Lincoln Pennies and New Opportunities
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Harlin Duck Bucket for sale

By the way, still selling the Mikame items listed HERE and also The Zimmer Egg by Dick Zimmerman for $20.00 (a no-switch method of the classic Silk to Egg) . This costs 35.00 to $45.00 new depending on the dealer. See here for a description. I take Certified Check, Money Order, or PayPal. Shipping w...
by David Nethery
09/22/08 09:31 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Harlin Duck Bucket for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Harlin Duck Bucket for sale

Ok, so this Harlin Duck Bucket is taking up valuable shelf space in my storage area and I'll never use it again because of allergy to rabbits and I just don't want to deal with the upkeep on the little critters (rabbits ducks, guinea pigs, etc.) anymore . I'd like to sell it . Who wants it ? I'm dro...
by David Nethery
09/22/08 09:27 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Harlin Duck Bucket for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Steve Cohen Article

Richard,

I also have to say I really appreciated the wonderful cover art of Steve Cohen by William Stout. (In my day job I work as an animator and character designer and I am a fan of Stout's work.)
by David Nethery
09/21/08 02:45 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Steve Cohen Article
Replies: 26
Views: 6132

Re: Words that a Magician Should Never Utter in Front of Laymen

In todays internet-google-happy environment... I suggest all magicians refrain from uttering ANY ACTUAL NAME OF A MARKETED EFFECT while performing. To say, "I'll show you a trick called MYSTERIO", just invites the google-crowd to find it easily in seconds. Even if it does not reveal the e...
by David Nethery
09/20/08 08:14 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Words that a Magician Should Never Utter in Front of Laymen
Replies: 78
Views: 5576

Re: Alan Wakeling's Liquid Sands

And if anyone is still looking here is another source for the necessary type of glass for Liquid Sands : <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://trickproduction.com/000000967413ac617/00000099c311e3c16.html">http://trickproduction.com/000000967413 ... e3c16.html</a><!-- m --> Here's a better photo...
by David Nethery
09/19/08 09:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Alan Wakeling's Liquid Sands
Replies: 19
Views: 2788

Re: JIMMY GRIPPO

I wish I had been able to see him perform live. I remember reading about him in a 70's issue of Genii and reading about the impossible feats he was reputed to perform was positively mind-blowing. Over the years I guess he's fallen out of my memory, because I hadn't thought about him for years, until...
by David Nethery
09/15/08 10:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: JIMMY GRIPPO
Replies: 30
Views: 21340

Re: Anyone seen this before ?

Philippe Billot wrote:The principle is named The cabinet of Proteus, created by Thomas W. Tobbin in 1864.


Well, Philippe, I was going to make him work a little harder to find it ... :/
wasn't my hint "as old as the Sphinx" good enough ?
by David Nethery
09/15/08 07:51 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Anyone seen this before ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

SEO Magic

Full page ad on the back cover of Sept. Genii for SEO Magic. I have recently had some dealings with this company and I must say I'm impressed with the quality of their merchandise and the EXCELLENT customer service. Emails asking about products are responded to quickly and thoroughly . It has been a...
by David Nethery
09/15/08 06:59 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: SEO Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: Anyone seen this before ?

It's an old illusion, as "old as the Sphinx" as the saying goes. If you search some older magic books you'll find it. Jim Steinmeyer's boot Art & Artifice has a comprehensive discussion of the illusion that is the basis for what is shown in the clip you linked to. Do I understand that ...
by David Nethery
09/15/08 09:58 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Anyone seen this before ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Mikame Items - Magic Mirror and Rope Blackboard

Mikame Craft magic apparatus for sale. Mikame Magic Mirror (Flexible Mirror) - $100.00 (costs $177.00 new) Mikame Rope Blackboard - $90.00 (costs $159.00 new) Both items in LIKE NEW condition. Shipping and packing cost will be additional, calculated on your actual location , shipping from Orlando, F...
by David Nethery
09/12/08 07:21 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mikame Items - Magic Mirror and Rope Blackboard
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Harlin Duck Bucket for sale

For Sale: Harlin Duck/Bunny Bucket - $375.00. Most deceptive interior design ever. An elegant, high-quality Professional prop for classic Duck production or you can use a large rabbit , etc. See photos at following link: Photos of Harlin Duck Bucket The Harlin Drop-Out Duck Bucket provides a wonderf...
by David Nethery
09/12/08 11:08 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Harlin Duck Bucket for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: THIS CHICK HAS RIPPED OFF CHRIS HART'S ENTIRE ACT!

It would appear that you think, if a rip-off clip remains on YouTube, it's because the person being ripped off doesn't care. Tim Ellis is correct. They may in fact care a great deal. (I'm fairly certain that Chris Hart and Tina Lenert are not happy with their concepts being ripped-off) . The proble...
by David Nethery
09/11/08 07:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THIS CHICK HAS RIPPED OFF CHRIS HART'S ENTIRE ACT!
Replies: 88
Views: 9296

Re: THIS CHICK HAS RIPPED OFF CHRIS HART'S ENTIRE ACT!

Hey, this should be a lively discussion. Take a look at this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=umEH1J8Vbdg Not sure what country the clip is from (Holland, Germany?), but this girl does Chris Hart's entire hand act almost move for move! (Except, that is, when the male hand grabs her bosom.) I'm not kidding,...
by David Nethery
09/08/08 11:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THIS CHICK HAS RIPPED OFF CHRIS HART'S ENTIRE ACT!
Replies: 88
Views: 9296

Re: Margarita XL by Sean Scott

Kent, Thanks for the review and pointing out Sean's web site. The demo he does of it on his web site looks good. I think the DVD is probably worth it just to watch the finer points of how to do the steal. Yes, it probably could be learned from a book (Tarbell, etc.) but Sean has obviously perfected ...
by David Nethery
09/06/08 11:29 AM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Margarita XL by Sean Scott
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Steve Cohen Article

I would love to see Steve Cohen perform live. The clips I've seen of him on his web site look great . Eagerly anticipating reading the article in Genii (I just re-subscribed so I have to order Sept. as a back-issue) . I really enjoyed reading Steve's book Win The Crowd:Unlock the Secrets of Influenc...
by David Nethery
09/06/08 11:19 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Steve Cohen Article
Replies: 26
Views: 6132

Re: The Magic Classifieds website

Hey, Jeff, Great idea . I listed two items on your Magic Classifieds site yesterday and one has already sold ! I'm happy so far. However, the other item mysteriously vanished and I noticed that most of the other items that were there yesterday are gone , too. I think you have a glitch in your system...
by David Nethery
09/06/08 11:11 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic Classifieds website
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: John Adam's HBO Mini-series

I agree . The HBO/Tom Hanks produced "John Adams" film is well worth watching.

Would that the present nominees for public office (all of them) would watch this and truly pledge in their actions as well as with their words to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
by David Nethery
09/03/08 04:42 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: John Adam's HBO Mini-series
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Illusion search..

What you are describing sounds like Abbott's "Modernistic Amputation" (which I think was actually invented by U.F. Grant).


Modernistic Amputation
by David Nethery
08/30/08 04:45 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Illusion search..
Replies: 11
Views: 2019

Re: Possible new forum motto?

by David Nethery
08/27/08 04:09 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Possible new forum motto?
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: Geoff Latta has Died at Age 51

Sad news . I never knew him , but I am struck by the outpouring of grief for his untimely passing. My condolences to his family and friends . In addition to the video tribute that Rannie Raymundo posted , those of you who knew him well should check out Tom Frank's magic blog for a photo of Geoff in ...
by David Nethery
08/26/08 03:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geoff Latta has Died at Age 51
Replies: 44
Views: 11788

Re: The Return of the MASKED MAGICIAN

He's certainly got a lot of material! *g* Well, sure, he has to expose a lot more magic to pave the way for the glorious rebirth of Magic by all the NEW tricks and illusions he will create after he has rid the world of all those old , outdated tricks. So , is anyone keeping count ? How may new illu...
by David Nethery
08/22/08 06:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of the MASKED MAGICIAN
Replies: 17
Views: 2190

Re: New evil on the block

Today I read about http://www.mymagazine.com which apparently encourages users to scan and load copies of mainstream magazines. Outright copyright theft, but based offshore so not easily policed. Could be very hurtful to publishers I would imagine. This is horrible news . As if there are not enough...
by David Nethery
08/17/08 08:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: New evil on the block
Replies: 36
Views: 3336

Re: The Billy McComb Legacy Auction

Curious about the pipes being auctioned.

Billy is often photographed with a pipe.

What brand of pipes did he usually smoke ?

Traditional Irish Peterson's Pipes or otherwise ?
by David Nethery
08/16/08 07:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Billy McComb Legacy Auction
Replies: 42
Views: 3587

Re: Harry "The Hat" Anderson

Well, I just finished listening to Part 2 of the Harry Anderson interview and it was all really great .

I especially enjoyed his thoughts on the present day presentation of magic on TV and what may be next .
by David Nethery
08/12/08 02:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry "The Hat" Anderson
Replies: 17
Views: 1885

Re: Harry "The Hat" Anderson

I'm really enjoying the interview with Harry.

Thanks for posting the clip of Harry doing the Needle Thru the Arm, too.

Do you have a clip of him doing the "Eating the Guinea Pig" bit from Saturday Night Live ? I haven't seen that in a long time and recall it as being very funny.
by David Nethery
08/12/08 01:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry "The Hat" Anderson
Replies: 17
Views: 1885

Re: Where are the Pendragons?

Char posted on Magic Cafe that they had contractual differences with the producers of AGT . <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=269682&forum=62&12">http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... orum=62&12</a><!-- m --> Personally I thi...
by David Nethery
08/09/08 03:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where are the Pendragons?
Replies: 22
Views: 4758

Greater Magic reprint ?

HI, Richard, Will your edition of "Greater Magic" ever be reprinted ? I have one of the older editions (one of the 1938 printings that I think maybe has some material omitted ? ) , but I'd love to get the full version with supplemental material that you published. Is there a reason it can'...
by David Nethery
07/28/08 12:35 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Greater Magic reprint ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2685
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