Christian Fechner

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Postby mop krayz » 11/01/02 04:43 AM

The story about Christian Fechner and his passion for illusions was one of the most interesting ones I have read this year. It's very unfortuante that so few copies of his Soirees Fantastiques "opera" were printed.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/01/02 08:50 PM

Thanks, Mop: Fechner's a very interesting guy whose passion is really evident when you talk with him. It was one of the most intense and exciting interviews I've done.
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Postby Steve Vaught » 11/05/02 11:03 AM

"In magic people never try to understand the creator-they only try to copy him...you have to understand his way of thinking. Not the result, but the way of thinking!" WOW!!! That blew me away when I read that piece in the article!! This was my first month getting your magazine through the mail. My wife paid for a subscription...ahhh. The information that I have received has been very satisfying.
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p.s. I am looking at purchasing a magic book. I think I have come to the "Burger" conclusion...I HAVE TOO MANY TOYS. My first thought was purchasing a book by Darwin Ortiz on "Strong Magic"or Jamy Swiss's new book. I have Magic and Meaning ( Which was great!) So, I am looking for something else to expand MY THINKING on developing a texture, a story, surprise, mystery, with props that I already have or are easily accesible. Any advice Mr. Kaufman would be appreciated.
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Postby Jon Racherbaumer » 11/05/02 04:17 PM

To Steve: Studying the recent works by Burger, Neale, Wonder, Swiss, Richardson, Berglas, and others--each notables who added hard-earned knowledge from working in various professional capacities to what they assimulated from diligently studying theater, film, philosophy, psycholgy, and literature--is a recommended approach. However...

...it is important to study these same subjects written by scholars OUTSIDE of the magic field. Although I'm not a performer, I've enjoyed the privileged counsel of many celebrated professionals from other fields about "magic" and how it might be performed in a memorable and artistic manner. Their input has been valuable beyond measure.

Onward...
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/05/02 04:19 PM

Hey Steve, forget the philosophical boloney: just buy all the books I've published that explain tricks. Tricks is what you need. More and more tricks.
Really.
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Postby Guest » 11/06/02 03:45 AM

Mr. Kaufman,
are you sure that we need more tricks?
Really, I don't understand your point of view.
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Postby mop krayz » 11/06/02 03:47 AM

I suppose that it was a sarcastic comment!
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Postby Guest » 11/06/02 03:53 AM

Sorry, I really missed it! My apologies to Mr. Kaufman.
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Postby Guest » 11/09/02 01:32 AM

HI Folks
We never had in a french magic magazine an article like this one (on Mr Fechner).
You did, Richard, a wonderfull job :Bravoooooooo !!!
Would you say hello to JJ Sanvert from me.
Thanks
see ya
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