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Hustlers hoaxsters pranksters jokesters scene

Postby Ben James » September 7th, 2011, 9:15 pm

I was watching this documentary on Ricky Jay and there is a part where it intro's "A correctly structured drama" (or words to that effect) and Ricky is doing the 10 card deal for a group of people. He gets very aggitated and frustrated when a few of them ask too many questions. Is Ricky's reaction genuine, or was it as it says on the title "structured drama"?

I am interested to find out what is behind this.
Thanks in advance.
Ben

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Re: Hustlers hoaxsters pranksters jokesters scene

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 7th, 2011, 9:46 pm

If this is the UK documentary, then this was prearranged and Ricky was acting.

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Re: Hustlers hoaxsters pranksters jokesters scene

Postby Dustin Stinett » September 7th, 2011, 10:22 pm

Ricky was acting: The people who participated (members of the film crew) did not know what was happening. It allowed Ricky to improvise.

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Re: Hustlers hoaxsters pranksters jokesters scene

Postby Ben James » September 7th, 2011, 10:53 pm

Cheers guys. BTW excellent job on the whole 'online genii' magazines. Boy, oh boy that would have been a job and a half to bring together.
Would I be right in assuming that every issue of genii would have been scanned for this project?

Excellent job, a wonderful magical resource for generations.
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