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Re: Luis Piedrahita Issue?

He has also written and directed "Fermat's Room", a good mathematical thriller, in the vein of "The Oxford Crimes" (the novel on which this movie was based was recommended by Jon Racherbaumer some years ago through Genii). "Fermat's Room" is well conceived and executed,...
by federico luduena
09/25/13 02:25 PM
Forum: General
Topic: Luis Piedrahita Issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Lightning calculators

An excellent resource is Mental Prodigies (Greenwood Press, New York, 1952), by English magician Fred Barlow. It contains biographies of many of the classic lightning calculators (including the only woman among them). In the book there is also a section on magic. You will find several gems there. My...
by federico luduena
04/24/13 01:59 PM
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Lightning calculators
Replies: 15
Views: 1161

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

Henry Hay includes definitions for 'gimmick' and 'fake' in his "The Amateur Magician's Handbook". I transcribe three lines from page 258: "On the authority of John Mulholland, a 'gimmick' is a secret device never seen by the audience; a 'fake' is a device seen by the audience, but not...
by federico luduena
06/25/12 10:52 AM
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 2217

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