I think the context was clearly given earlier in the article, over several paragraphs, when Mark Wilson was describing his early career in television and what the naysayers and tv execs told him.Originally posted by Dustin Stinett:
Which is why Im pretty certain that Mark said more, allowing for some context, but that was (conveniently) left out. Reporters these days just love creating controversy wherever they can.
What makes anyone think that airing any grievances whatsoever on this forum will have any effect at all on the way anyone in the media or in the magic business conducts themselves in the first place?Originally posted by Craig Mitchell:
Does airing your grievances though on a public platform have any impact whatsoever on your cause in this specific instance ...
Complaining about the use of TV editing to a local reporter is by no means going to change the status quo.
Wld be interesting to know if Mark Wilson has had the conversation with Criss Angel ?
I'm sure Criss would have a very different take on matters as I can't see him subscribing to the belief that he is "hurting the art" ...
Considering his TV show depends heavily on editing and the MTV quick camera shots, do you really think people will be that interested in watching him do a 1.5 - 2 hour show?The live show in Vegas will make the transition for him pretty easy.
Jim,Originally posted by Jim Riser:
To me your sig line does not quite match your post above. Criss angel is all about effect - from his personal appearance to his show. This overall effect is what makes him popular.
I don't know about that one. Will he levitate off the top of the Luxor every night in front of an audience? Will he float from the roof of one building to anotherin front of an audiencewithout any visible means of support?Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
As far as duplicating stuff seen on TV, by using the known principles of stage magic and theater, he will be able to duplicate anything done on the TV show. That's not much of a problem.
Ah yes, but Doug DID NOT use camera tricks, his first few specials were actually LIVE. Had long hair, but was neat and his clothes were not in shreds. Cannot compare the two..Originally posted by Craig Mitchell:
"Does not seem fair to have a magician who has been practicing for years to perfect his act for TV and have someone come along with torn jeans, sloppy hair style, multiple rings and necklaces go on TV using tricky camera shots and become the next Houdini by using camera tricks. Do you agree ?"
A non-forum member had the following in response:
'Sounds like the same argument people used when DOUG HENNING appeared on the scene in his jeans, long hair and t-shirts'
BINGO!!!Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Personally, I'm looking forward to the seeing the live show because it should present the performer I saw before the TV series took him down a path that very few of us seem interested in.