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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,...
- April 24th, 2013, 1:59 pm
- Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
- Topic: Lightning calculators
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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...
- June 25th, 2012, 10:52 am
- Forum: Close-Up Magic
- Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
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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...