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by Daniel Z
January 18th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Bammo 666
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Bammo 666

I understood your motto was non serviam.
by Daniel Z
January 18th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Bammo 666
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Bammo 666

I got mine. You are one crazy devil Mr. Farmer.
by Daniel Z
January 12th, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians of India
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Magicians of India

Probably just an example of what in the film industry, at least, was called a mid-Atlantic accent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Atlantic_accent
by Daniel Z
January 10th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians of India
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Magicians of India

Great find. Thanks.
by Daniel Z
December 30th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Dealt" on Netflix in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: "Dealt" on Netflix in UK

Thanks for the heads up Matt. I just checked and it's also available on Netflix Canada.
by Daniel Z
December 24th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger: The Last Lesson
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Eugene Burger: The Last Lesson

Thanks for sharing these powerful memories.
by Daniel Z
December 24th, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick

And what about Poe's William Wilson? Would that fit the bill?
by Daniel Z
December 24th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick

In the book the unnamed narrator meets, and falls under the influence of Tyler Durden. Durden is his inspiration, mentor and co-conspirator. Soon after rejecting the violence of Durden's approach he is forced into realizing that they are the same person (or if you prefer Durden is his hallucination)...
by Daniel Z
December 24th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick

would you count the approach used in the film version of Fight Club?
by Daniel Z
December 23rd, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Britland on magic, attention and deception
Replies: 7
Views: 698

David Britland on magic, attention and deception

This is from David Britland on medium.com a short essay on what magicians, psychology and attention https://tinyurl.com/ycqx95ve
by Daniel Z
December 21st, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 132
Views: 31796

Re: DeLand

Received in Toronto. Thanks Richard looks amazing.
by Daniel Z
November 20th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini doc series on Science channel
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Houdini doc series on Science channel

They say: "Discovery-owned Science Channel will dig into the engineering behind iconic illusionist Harry Houdini in Houdini’s Last Secrets this January". https://tinyurl.com/ycwvcdov
by Daniel Z
November 8th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: favourite magic shops
Replies: 10
Views: 990

favourite magic shops

33 fo the world's most enchanting magic shops, according to Atlas Obscura
https://tinyurl.com/y9r3bhow
by Daniel Z
September 11th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

And this one now on sale at Quicker than the Eye. https://quickerthantheeye.com/p/cards-70/treasury-note-magic-wallet The description reads: Himber-type wallet to hold treasury notes. Exterior of faux leather, interior with paper resembling silk cloth. Reads "Treasury Note Wallet" on exter...
by Daniel Z
September 10th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

That's very true Matt. Though got one just like it in a magic kit as a kid (well, made of vinyl or something similar).
by Daniel Z
September 9th, 2018, 10:32 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 852

a magic wallet on kickstarter

about half-way down the page this wallet manufacturer offers a magic wallet without much explanation or context...
https://tinyurl.com/y8olhufo
by Daniel Z
August 12th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: investigation of how expectations influence perception
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: investigation of how expectations influence perception

Jonathan and Edward. Great stuff.
by Daniel Z
August 11th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: investigation of how expectations influence perception
Replies: 4
Views: 519

investigation of how expectations influence perception

Our (Reel Time Images) last documentary was on science and magic (released in Canada, US/International version is in the works). It focused on scientists using magic as a way of investigating cognition, consciousness and behaviour, not so much on the science of how magic works. That is, it looked mo...
by Daniel Z
July 29th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Declassified Government Psi Research
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Declassified Government Psi Research

Brad. I think Annie Jacobson's book is titled "Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis"
by Daniel Z
July 28th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Science of Magic Association (SOMA)
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Science of Magic Association (SOMA)

Planning ahead: The first meeting of SOMA took place in London last year. I was lucky enough to haver been there doing some filming for our documentary The Science of Magic. It looked at the work of some of these scientists who were using magi as a tool to probe consciousness, perception, cognition ...
by Daniel Z
July 24th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Other (Magic) Castle
Replies: 0
Views: 317

The Other (Magic) Castle

Article on the The Magic Castle and its twin building built by the same architect. https://tinyurl.com/y7mjd5d4
by Daniel Z
July 20th, 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: make up artist creates illusions
Replies: 0
Views: 280

make up artist creates illusions

From BBC The illusions of Mirjana Kika Milosevic. With make up (and black art) the Serbian make-up artist paints herself in different optical illusions, from skulls to twisted body parts. https://tinyurl.com/yah7rhpc
by Daniel Z
July 15th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Art of Palming by Adelaide Herrmann
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: The Art of Palming by Adelaide Herrmann

That's great Bill. Thanks.
by Daniel Z
June 29th, 2018, 6:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harlan Ellison
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Harlan Ellison

and that memorable ep of Twilight Zone was directed by none other than the great Alan Smithee.
by Daniel Z
June 28th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New York's Magic History
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: New York's Magic History

As a kid used to get down there every hear or two in the 60s when we'd drive to NY to visit relatives. I'd coerce my parents to take me to Tannen's and Flosso's. I still have an ashtray that I somehow purloined from Rosoffs.
by Daniel Z
June 28th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

Re: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5

And David's son Courtney being suspended. When Court grew too big or too bored it was Julie who he floated in the ether...
by Daniel Z
June 28th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

Re: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5

Hi Bill. It sure is.
by Daniel Z
June 28th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

Re: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5

Thanks Richard. I may try to figure that out. In any case the photo I had in mind is a similar image to the one Brad posted just a little later I the act and the support (trellis, saw-horse) under the footstool/cane end has been removed. The image that is already up is probably sufficient for those ...
by Daniel Z
June 27th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

Re: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5

I was going to show a later shot showing the trestle (saw horse) removed. I'll try again.
by Daniel Z
June 27th, 2018, 10:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

Re: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5

Here's a photo of David Ben in one of his conjuror incarnations doing what I believe is the first performance in modern times as per the original (complete with cane on footstool) in front of a live audience (2002). The whole thing was set up and later taken apart in front of the audience. Trying to...
by Daniel Z
June 27th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New York's Magic History
Replies: 2
Views: 638

New York's Magic History

From Atlas Obscura an online article titled: An Insider’s Tour of New York’s Disappearing Magic History. https://tinyurl.com/y7sf29j3
I should add that this lengthy article features the latest Slaight Award winner Noah Levine.
by Daniel Z
June 21st, 2018, 8:13 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A History of Magic in India
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: A History of Magic in India

Hi Jonathan. Sorry about that. You're quite right. I learned about the book from an article I was sent re: the Indian release. Different name, different imprint, different release date. Here's the article (an excerpt from the book with lots of cool pix): This story is based on an excerpt from John Z...
by Daniel Z
June 21st, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A History of Magic in India
Replies: 5
Views: 584

A History of Magic in India

John Zubrzycki who has written a number of books on the subject has a new one coming out this month. Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic. "From exploring the origins of the Rope Trick legend to documenting the life of India’s greatest magician, P.C. Sorcar, Empire of Enchantment, i...
by Daniel Z
May 16th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: P.T. Selbit
Replies: 20
Views: 1633

Re: P.T. Selbit

Hi Tom. I think you may be correct that David Ben's version was closer to the Wakeling than the Selbit. Of course with his own modifications both technical and in performance. For example, and perhaps most notably, in the spirit of Richardi, he doesn't restore the subject. Unlike Richard David's ver...
by Daniel Z
May 15th, 2018, 10:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: P.T. Selbit
Replies: 20
Views: 1633

Re: P.T. Selbit

David Ben did a very clever version of the Selbit sawing in a number of his stage shows (he also did spirit painting routine in a few of them).
by Daniel Z
March 13th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: an online copy of Scot's Discoverie of Witchcraft
Replies: 0
Views: 821

an online copy of Scot's Discoverie of Witchcraft

From Frazer's Golden Bough, to Waddell's Buddhism of Tibet, the Princeton Theological Library makes available over 70,000 religious texts. including, Scot's Discoverie of Witchcraft. https://tinyurl.com/yd37bx3z
by Daniel Z
March 5th, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Science of Magic documentary
Replies: 0
Views: 760

Science of Magic documentary

As mentioned on Genii Online https://tinyurl.com/ybjxu2px Our film Science and Magic will air in Canada, Sunday March 18 on the CBC. The name is a bit of a misnomer. Its not primarily about how magic uses science, or how science can cast light on how magicians do their trick. The focus of the film i...
by Daniel Z
February 25th, 2018, 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic and Autism
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: Magic and Autism

Hello John. There's been little real research on this point but it is beginning. Below I'll attach a link to an article about an experiment carried out by Gustav Kuhn at Goldsmiths University of London. Professor Kuhn is accomplished cognitive psychologist. But he was first a magician, and is one of...
by Daniel Z
January 31st, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Michael Close's "The Paradigm Shift" Volumes One and Two Available Now
Replies: 21
Views: 5361

Re: Michael Close's "The Paradigm Shift" Volumes One and Two Available Now

Got mine. Wouldn't miss it. Mr. Close is a talented, smart and very funny guy... for a piano player.

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