Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man

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Postby Edward Pungot » 12/01/11 12:26 PM

I stumbled upon this documentary simply by following my curiosity. The result, a surprise cameo of Mr. Mysto aka John Carney in a famous bookstore in Paris (looking for some bargain magic finds no less). Interesting documentary as well on the Shakespeare & Company. As a prologue to the 52-minute doc. here is a recent short done by Spike Jonze along with Le-Tan and Simon Cahn shot on location in the bookstore, followed by the link to the documentary. Enjoy! :)

http://www.nowness.com/day/2011/10/17/1640/spike-jonze-mourir-aupres-de-toi

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5574284408427118756
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Postby DrDanny » 12/01/11 06:00 PM

Thanks, both of those were quite interesting. But I only saw about 5 seconds of Carney in passing. Was there more?
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Postby Edward Pungot » 12/01/11 06:05 PM

I think he was just bumming for a free place to stay with his Secrets Part II Manuscript :P

No, that was it. But it sure was a surprise kicker when I saw his signature smirking smile on there peering behind the closed door.
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Postby Edward Pungot » 12/02/11 02:13 AM

Curiouser and curiouser! Cried Alice

Here's another short by Spike Jonze that features yet another magician cameo. I think it's only a "[professional] actor impersonating a[n] [amateur] magician" in this case, but this time he does do magic. Nothing really exciting, just tipping his hat to the wonder workers.
The scene includes use of a flash pan among other things.

Bon Apptit http://www.imheremovie.com/
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