And of that half dozen, I didn't see them put the signed card in, so between the stagehands and the cameramen adn the "audience members" the job got done nicely. Kudos to the prop builders too.Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Well, those half dozen laymen were impressed, but they're the only half dozen that ever will be aside from those watching on TV. I suppose that's the point: it's a TV trick.
Because people LIKE Cyril?Originally posted by Pete Biro:
An interesting comment from a friend of mine, who happens to be the guy that EDITS Criss Angel's shows. He says, "How come Cyril's edits don't get hammered by the folks on various discussion boards, like Criss'??
Check the discussions on the caf. They are noted.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
..."How come Cyril's edits don't get hammered by the folks on various discussion boards, like Criss'??
Great advice I try to live by with my stuff......but, & it's a big chubby but: I would be interested to see what these TV magis can do on the spot in real life, with any spectator without a crew working with them. Many, in fact most of what I have seen cannot be done other than in these TV situations. Just an observation.."Ok, now you see how magic CAN BE DONE... it is now up to you/me/us... to start to think more, to study more, to want more.
To be better in every way. Be relevant, be good, be the best you can be.
Don't be satisfied with what you have done before..."
I did not find RK lauding Criss so much as reminding us that the rising tide of interest in magic would benefit us.Originally posted by Travis Winkler:
I do find it funny that Richard would openly scoff at Cyril...
I think being dismissive of someone's personality when you are fron a different culture and country is hard.Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
I'm not paid by Criss, so I'm not a spokesperson.
I think Criss is a great magician, and anything he does on TV he can replicate in a live show--that's quoted from the second interview I did with him in Genii. And he COULD pull his mom from a suitcase live on stage since there was no CGI or editing involved in that trick--it's classic stage illusion technique. Lance Burton has been pulling his "girls" out of a suitcase on stage every night for years, so your point on that one is moot.
I don't think Cyril is in Criss's league--he has neither the personality nor charisma.