Teller in Esquire

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 09/17/12 02:42 PM

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Postby Jeff Eline » 09/17/12 03:58 PM

He's 64!?! Wow.
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Postby CraigMitchell » 09/17/12 04:17 PM

GREAT article
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Postby mrgoat » 09/17/12 04:55 PM

Jeff Eline wrote:He's 64!?! Wow.

And I've seen him in his underwear.

I'm such a playa
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Postby IrishMagicNews » 09/17/12 05:23 PM

That was an astoundingly great read. Thanks for the link Dustin.

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 09/17/12 05:53 PM

My thanks to my pal James Lewis for turning me on to it so I could share it here.

"Shadows" has been my favorite trick since I first saw Teller do it back in 1977.

I love this quote from the article: "Watching Teller performing Shadows is like hearing Dylan."

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 09/17/12 09:06 PM

What an intriguing article. It's so literary.
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Postby R.E.Byrnes » 09/18/12 02:55 PM

"He's 64!?! Wow."

Same reaction here. Yet it's perhaps not so surprising. Even among many hobbyists who stay close to something artistic -- magic, music, etc. -- there's the tendency to retain a vitality that pure office dwellers altogether lack. He's a stark contrast to the complaining, dilapidated lawyers 10 and 20 years younger that I see wobbling into court every morning.

It is a great story, not least because it demonstrates and celebrates magic's artistic potential without the usual heavy-handed, conclusory references to the "Art of Magic."
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Postby davejohnson » 09/23/12 04:30 AM

This was a great article. It gave a complete yes unfinished feeling when you were done with it.
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Postby Bill Mullins » 09/24/12 06:05 PM

The author of the article, when speaking about interviews, said:
My next story, the same thing happened. Its about magic, and I spent a lot of time with Teller, the quieter, smaller half of Penn & Teller. And love isnt too strong a word there, either. I just love how he thinks, how he views life and pursues his art, how much he cares and feels, his attention to detail. Teller, for me, is the person you get when you combine a big brain with a huger heart, which is an all-too-rare combination. Im sure readers wont confuse my feelings about him. I can see how J-school profs and more clinical journalists will not like what Ive done, will believe Ive committed sins, and sometimes I feel like I am a sinner. Someone who doesnt like me very much once dismissed me as a man of deep feeling, and he meant it meanly, but I can hardly say that he was wrong about me.

(and the Roger Ebert profile he refers to is worth seeking out.)
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