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Long Tack Sam

Postby Magic Newswire » December 16th, 2008, 7:23 pm

I was unaware of THIS DOCUMENTARY on Long Tack Sam, magician, acrobat and vaudevillian as well as one of China's first Super Stars. Has anyone seen this and what do you think if so? Thanks!

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Re: Long Tack Sam

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 16th, 2008, 9:27 pm

There is a thread about it already here, started by his grandaughter, I think.
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Re: Long Tack Sam

Postby Magic Newswire » December 16th, 2008, 10:05 pm

Thanks Richard.

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Re: Long Tack Sam

Postby Richard Hatch » December 17th, 2008, 12:50 am

It's an excellent documentary by his great-granddaughter, Ann Marie Fleming. She also turned it into a book, widely available for just $14 with lots of photos and stories of magicians (Malini, Mulholland, etc.). I believe the documentary won a film festival award when it was originally released in 2004.

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Postby Frank Dudgeon » December 17th, 2008, 10:36 am

You'll find more info on the film at www.longtacksam.com

Richard's right, it's an excellent documentary, with very creative uses of animation and "animating" of still photographs. It has aired in the past on cable, either on the Sundance channel or IFC, can't remember which.
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Reason: figuring out how to turn the web page listing into a link

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Re: Long Tack Sam

Postby Frank Dudgeon » December 17th, 2008, 10:40 am

Well, didn't figure out how to make it a link. (Sorry, I confuse easily). The page is at www.longtacksam.com. It's a fun site.

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Re: Long Tack Sam

Postby Magic Newswire » December 17th, 2008, 11:07 am

We also have the link in the story at MagicNewswire.com to save time. Cheers!

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Re: Long Tack Sam

Postby Magic Newswire » December 17th, 2008, 2:22 pm

Just found 20 copies available from Michael Lair ::

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