Ricky Jay in "The Heist"

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Postby Guest » 11/18/01 03:39 PM

Early in the movie, Ricky Jay is carrying a stack of books (right before the Jewel Store robbery). One of them is titled: "The Magic of XXXX", and I couldn't tell what XXX is. Has anyone else noticed??

Bill Mullins

Postby Guest » 11/18/01 03:42 PM

I also noticed and it went to quick for me. I made a mental note to watch more closely when it comes out on cable. In the mean time, I also wonder if anyone got it.

Postby Guest » 11/19/01 04:59 PM

oddly enough, the stack of books in question is being advertised on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dl ... 1487794111

Unfortunately, the photos don't answer the question.

Bill Mullins

Postby Guest » 11/23/01 12:20 PM

I noticed it too, and I think the word following "Magic of" was a place. For some reason, I'm fixating on "Barcelona," although I could be wrong. In any event, don't be surprised if it turns out to be a travel book, not a magic book.

Postby Guest » 11/23/01 06:00 PM

Anyone else seen that commercial for Bob Dylan's new album (can I use that word now?) or CD where he's playing cards with Ricky Jay? Strange seeing him on a commercial for a music CD.

He's dealing cards and playing cards with a couple of guys. At least I think it was him.

Anyone else seen this?

Postby Guest » 11/23/01 09:23 PM

Just came back from Heist and can confirm the title on the book as "The Magic of Barcelona." My guess is it's a joke Jay put in for amateur magicians just like me.

Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/23/01 09:25 PM

Yes - it's Ricky Jay helping to promote Dylan's latest album (and yes, you can say that because there is a vinyl edition), Love and Theft. It's no surprise that he would know Dylan, given that in the 70's RJ performed quite a bit at McCabe's Guitar Shop in LA, which was (actually still is) a popular "folk" venue. You can view the entire commercial at Columbia's Dylan site: http://www.bobdylan.com/updates/index.html


PS: It's in the "News" section - you have to scroll down to 8/28/01.

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Postby Guest » 11/24/01 01:26 PM

Originally posted by Dustin Stinett:
Yes - it's Ricky Jay helping to promote Dylan's latest album (and yes, you can say that because there is a vinyl edition), Love and Theft.

It's okay to call a CD an album, because it is a collection of songs, like a photo album is a collection of pictures. CD and Vinyl refer to the medium only.

Bill Mullins

Postby Guest » 11/29/01 03:25 AM

In this week's Observer (a "serious" UK Sunday newspaper), the film review of "The Heist" mentions "Mamet regular, the stage illusionist Ricky Jay".

"Stage illusionist"? I don't think that Ricky Jay would be flattered to read that.

Postby Guest » 11/29/01 04:00 AM

The writer probably assumed that the 52 assistants are 52 assistants.

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