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Postby Pete Biro » 01/06/02 10:19 PM

Just finished watching it and er, uh... hmmm...

Ed Alonzo's "fan levitation" really fits his personna...

Ayala can do no wrong...

Much of it (eh)... Escape stuff doesn't entertain... at least not me...

As much as I like Mystina, watching her do T&R newspaper made me think how wrong the effect is.

Why does a mage tear it up then restore it?

If you didn't want it... tear it up and throw it away.

If you wanted a paper what if you found several pieces laying on the floor, picked 'em up and shook out to find a fully good and readable paper? :eek:
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Postby Jeff Haas » 01/07/02 12:52 AM

Pete, where was this shown?

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Postby Pete Biro » 01/07/02 09:06 AM

It ran last night on KCAL 9 - a local la tv station... email me pete@petebiro.com for mor info... gotta run to work... :cool:
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Postby Terry » 01/07/02 10:23 AM

Why does a mage tear it up then restore it?


Doug Henning got away with the "illusion" of tearing the paper routine. Others have not.

Why not try a routine where the performer "reads" a bad review of their performance, tears paper up in disgust, proceeds to restore it with a more favorable review?

Just an idea......
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Postby Guest » 01/07/02 01:15 PM

That is a pretty cool Idea but it does say to the audience "I USED TWO DIFFERENT NEWSPAPERS"
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Postby Pete Biro » 01/07/02 07:27 PM

y'KNOW all the too perfect theory stuff... and my theory is if you entertain 'em and present stuff right NOBODY even considers trying to figure out why or how.
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Postby Guest » 01/07/02 08:09 PM

Pete Biro is right. I think it also depends on what the change looks like.

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Postby Frank Yuen » 01/08/02 12:33 AM

Don't know who had the idea first but Stan Allen and Bill Goldman both have the idea of starting with torn pieces in their lecture notes and Avner the Eccentric has been using that idea for at least 15 years. The marketed "No Tear" version is based upon this premise as well.

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