Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

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Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

Postby James Alan » November 28th, 2017, 4:31 pm

We've posted a copy of the oft-pirated 1999 film Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic to the Screening Room. The film was directed by Daniel Zuckerbrot and narrated by Patrick Watson and includes interviews with Max Maven, Persi Diaconis, Ricky Jay, Herb Zarrow, John Carney, Steve Freeman and his children Edward and Derek Verner.

While most of what's floating around is fairly low quality, this copy was transferred from the broadcast master:

http://www.magicana.com/news/blog/dai-v ... irit-magic


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Re: Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

Postby erdnasephile » November 28th, 2017, 6:08 pm

So great! Thanks!

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Re: Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

Postby David Ben » November 28th, 2017, 6:36 pm

ALL of what was floating around was of poor quality - including the pirate copy posted recently on the Genii site. This is the first time it is available from the original master on the internet.


Hint hint: Respectfully, as I know Richard K has nothing to do with this, perhaps the powers at Genii can provide a link to a clean, authorized copy rather than to a pirate copy on a pirate site.

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Re: Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

Postby Susan Arendt » November 29th, 2017, 11:39 am

David Ben wrote:ALL of what was floating around was of poor quality - including the pirate copy posted recently on the Genii site. This is the first time it is available from the original master on the internet.


Hint hint: Respectfully, as I know Richard K has nothing to do with this, perhaps the powers at Genii can provide a link to a clean, authorized copy rather than to a pirate copy on a pirate site.


Happy to! The link has now been changed and the embedded video is the clean copy. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

Postby David Ben » November 29th, 2017, 3:10 pm

Wonderful. Many thanks.

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Re: Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

Postby Leonard Hevia » December 3rd, 2017, 11:38 am

For some reason it never went from video to DVD. A great documentary, I consider it the companion to Ben's Vernon bio.

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Re: Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 3rd, 2017, 5:31 pm

The "some reason" is rights issues.
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