You tube clip of Penn and Teller

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Postby Guest » 01/03/07 06:37 PM

To those of you for whom the attached clip is horribly old-hat, I appologize.

For those of you that may not have seen this footage, Happy New Year!

Postby Guest » 01/03/07 08:26 PM

Thanks for that. It's one of my favorite P&T pieces.

Postby Guest » 01/03/07 09:12 PM

you know, every time I see that clip, I swear to God that Teller is actually doing different moves at the beginning. Maybe I'm seeing it wrong, but to just do those moves and explain them seem too easy for them.
Just a thought.


Postby Guest » 01/03/07 09:54 PM

Thanks for posting that! I saw it on TV way back and always wanted to see it again. Great routine.

Postby Guest » 01/04/07 12:24 AM

It's a clever routine that's well presented except for the idiot director who cut away at the climax to show a woman reacting in the audience when he should have stayed on Teller who was just completing the vanish of the cigarette. The routine built nicely to the unexpected vanish of the cigarette which the director managed to kill.

Not the first hack tv director who has failed to understand theatrical magic.

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