"Now You See Me" magicians in movie - and trailer link

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 11/17/12 11:50 AM

Looks ... not sure.

Trailer and discussion below.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/59666

"Nov 17, 2012 1:54:02 AM CST

Let me guess, the cops will get tricked so badly that the movie's ending will have a cliche twist to it leaving the magicians walk off with a feel-good smirk. No thanks."

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Postby J-Mac » 11/24/12 01:15 AM

I haven't heard anything yet with regard to reactions. I've seen a few trailers and IMO it looks like it will be a successful action movie but not a very good representation of magic or magicians. Dont think I'll like it very much, but you never know - I can be a sucker for a good action movie, realism notwithstanding.

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Postby M Petersen » 11/24/12 04:04 PM

H & R Magic Books provided all of the magic books for the movie set. I'm interested to see what titles, if any, made it into the actual movie.


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Postby Ian Crawford » 11/24/12 05:27 PM

According to IMDB David Kwong and Jonathan Levitt were the magic consultants
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/24/12 10:32 PM

They used Racherbaumer's library as props for the filming.
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Postby M Petersen » 11/24/12 11:37 PM

Well great. I wonder what they did with all the books they ordered? They bought quite a few. Originally they had asked to borrow a couple thousand books. That would have put me out of business! Glad they found Jon's.

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Postby Jim Sisti » 11/25/12 12:17 PM

I had to sign a release as one of the books that I published was apparently used as set decor. That was more than a year ago and I wondered what had become of the project.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/25/12 12:42 PM

You never know what's going to happen when you lend stuff to a film. The scenes may never get shot, or shot in such a way that the stuff isn't seen, or it is seen and then edited out, or they just kill that whole part of the film. As William Goldman pointed out a long time ago, in Hollywood: "Nobody knows anything."
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