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by Matthew Field
May 29th, 2015, 4:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tomas Blomberg's Film Can Be Seen Here!
Replies: 8
Views: 1760

Re: Tomas Blomberg's Can Be Seen Here!

It blowed up real good.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 27th, 2015, 2:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: F.R. Ritter Book
Replies: 14
Views: 5140

Re: F.R. Ritter Book

The Ritter book is amazing. There's a ton of information within -- enjoy it!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 21st, 2015, 8:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 23040

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

My order's in!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 16th, 2015, 4:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 23040

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

This is tremendous news! Things have sure been busy at Magicana!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 14th, 2015, 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stan Allen on the Cover of Genii?!
Replies: 0
Views: 965

Stan Allen on the Cover of Genii?!

I was pleasantly surprised to find Stan Allen, Editor of MAGIC Magazine, on the cover of Genii for the June issue. Since I'm quite friendly with Stan and Richard is my oldest and dearest friend, this perhaps bodes well for something like peace in the Middle East.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 14th, 2015, 3:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Australians have gone crazy - rabbit escape plans ;)
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: The Australians have gone crazy - rabbit escape plans

Wascally wabbits.

Matt Feld
by Matthew Field
May 13th, 2015, 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 144216

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Just purchased the Porstmann lecture notes you recommended. Looks like some very good stuff! Thanks.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 13th, 2015, 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 144216

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

I'll have a gin and tonic, thanks.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 11th, 2015, 3:07 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: can you tell my what dvds i can buy to learn card
Replies: 7
Views: 3452

Re: can you tell my what dvds i can buy to learn card

Our modest Editor, Richard Kaufman, has a very good DVD called "Basic, Basic, Basic Card Technique" available from Meir Yedid Magic and you can look at the contents here: http://www.mymagic.com/kaufman.htm .

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 9th, 2015, 3:03 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara
Replies: 19
Views: 4034

Re: Cool New Trick by Shigeru Sugawara

Matchstick penetratioin variant.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 8th, 2015, 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: DaOrtiz in the May Genii
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

DaOrtiz in the May Genii

And while I'm at it, do NOT miss Dani DaOrtiz's column in May. It's an amazing effect in which two decks are shown, a card is chosen from one deck which is shuffled. A number is chosen. The card appears at tghat number, the VANISHES and reappears in the other differently colored deck. Not self worki...
by Matthew Field
May 7th, 2015, 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kudos for Kainoa Harbottle
Replies: 4
Views: 2136

Kudos for Kainoa Harbottle

I'd like to send kudos to Kainoa Harbottle for his new column on coin magic ("By Means of Metal" in the May issue). The first column, on Three Fly, contains some innovative material wonderfully written. Kainoa is not afraid to be controversial, but he's not afraid to be funny, either. Cong...
by Matthew Field
May 7th, 2015, 3:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rome
Replies: 7
Views: 2076

Re: Rome

The magic shop Tra Palco e Realtá is highly recommended.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 5th, 2015, 3:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green
Replies: 19
Views: 7219

Re: Lennart Green

Lennart -- your magic has been both innovative and inspirational. I wish you well on your path to recovery.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 2nd, 2015, 4:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: History of the "pocket dump" strategy?
Replies: 15
Views: 3960

Re: History of the "pocket dump" strategy?

I believe it was a Thursday. I also believe the move is a precursor to what is perhaps my least favorite move in magic, namely Gregory Wilson's thingy wherein he takes something, say a coin, and says he's not going to drop it in his pocket. He illustrates by putting the coin in his pocket, dropping ...
by Matthew Field
April 30th, 2015, 10:38 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Gonzo "hands empty" move
Replies: 13
Views: 8220

Re: Gonzo "hands empty" move

Are you talking about Fickle Nickle? Doug Henning performed that one on TV.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 25th, 2015, 4:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: International Hanging Coins
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: International Hanging Coins

Very nice!
by Matthew Field
April 24th, 2015, 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 144216

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

My lawyer sells cones for $1.25, wills drafted for $40, including free shoeshine.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 24th, 2015, 6:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker"
Replies: 0
Views: 1076

"Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker"

Although this was discussed a while back, I'm bumping it up because the Ritter book, "Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker", published by Geno Munari just arrived over here in England and it is a beauty. This is a beautiful reprint of the 1905 book. The last copy I could find sold at auct...
by Matthew Field
April 24th, 2015, 4:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: And the nominees are ...
Replies: 13
Views: 4059

Re: And the nominees are ...

I'd like to thank all the little people who gave me this award in the future.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 20th, 2015, 5:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest magic books ever written
Replies: 23
Views: 6683

Re: Greatest magic books ever written

But seriously, folks. I compiled a "Five-foot Shelf of Magic Books" which my esteemed participants felt were essential for members of The Magic Circle to read. You can find it here: http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=42618&p=288553&hilit=shelf#p288553 You've g...
by Matthew Field
April 20th, 2015, 5:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest magic books ever written
Replies: 23
Views: 6683

Re: Greatest magic books ever written

I hope it's got the "Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier" in there.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 19th, 2015, 6:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: UK magician on Britain's Got Talent
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: UK magician on Britain's Got Talent

Russ Stevens had a lot to do with this act, which made such a great impression on the often ascerbic judges.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 16th, 2015, 3:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vanishing Diamond
Replies: 8
Views: 2928

Re: Vanishing Diamond

Very imaginative!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 16th, 2015, 10:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Quarter of a million dollars for excellence in magic!
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Re: Quarter of a million dollars for excellence in magic!

Astonishing. Allan Slaight's love and devotion to magic, his support of Magicana, writing and publishing the Stewart James books, and many more acts of unhera;lded kindness behind the scenes, only a few of which I am aware of, already make him probably the biggest benefactor in our small world. That...
by Matthew Field
April 15th, 2015, 12:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Busan, South Korea ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4820

Re: FISM 2018 - Busan, South Korea ?

I lived for a year in Finland. Helsinki has a lot to offer.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 11th, 2015, 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 144216

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

It's the Bammo 8 book Poker Deal.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 10th, 2015, 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 144216

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Holy Smokes! The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier actually arrived in the post today, and it's a beauty. 400+ pages, bound in something reminiscent of human skin, gold embossed cover, Tony Dunn illustrations -- this is a beauty. I'm very pleased to have contributed a tiny bit to this huge project by my f...
by Matthew Field
April 9th, 2015, 5:07 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dynamo really is bad without the stooges and camera tricks
Replies: 40
Views: 17325

Re: Dynamo really is bad without the stooges and camera tric

Sorry for the name mx-up.

You know I enjoy your company. I do hope you enjoy playing the snarky old man and that you think it's good for magic.

Matt Field.
by Matthew Field
April 9th, 2015, 3:59 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dynamo really is bad without the stooges and camera tricks
Replies: 40
Views: 17325

Re: Dynamo really is bad without the stooges and camera tric

Darren, What do you gain by putting Dynamo down? He's a nice guy who's gotten a big break. Maybe he can pull the rabbit out of the hat. He's been good for helping to popularise magic in the UK. I know he's working on his stage show and I hope he succeeds. Negativity helps nothing. Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 8th, 2015, 4:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Don England
Replies: 11
Views: 4395

Re: Don England

I had many dealings with Don over the year, all of them pleasant. I edited "Paradox" and dealt mostly with Kevin Kelly, but a few times with Don. Don's handlings of effects were always smooth, gentle and accompanied by mystical music. Here's one, but you'll find others on YouTube as well. ...
by Matthew Field
April 5th, 2015, 8:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jermay's Mind
Replies: 0
Views: 987

Jermay's Mind

I haven't seen any Buzz about this yet, so . . . I'm spending time this holiday weekend with the 4-DVD set "Jermay's Mind" from Vanishing Inc. I have a small connection with Luke Jermay; I edited his Alakazam boo "Building Blocks Extended." I've only viewed two of the four DVDs, ...
by Matthew Field
April 5th, 2015, 3:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Secret group!
Replies: 11
Views: 3554

Re: Secret group!

It worked for me.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 4th, 2015, 2:52 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Rune Klan's new project
Replies: 3
Views: 2304

Re: Rune Klan's new project

I think it's great. The coin work near the beginning is first rate.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 2nd, 2015, 6:37 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: People's Magic Library
Replies: 9
Views: 3269

Re: People's Magic Library

Fantastic! Thank you, Mariano!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 1st, 2015, 3:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: And the nominees are ...
Replies: 13
Views: 4059

Re: And the nominees are ...

All very strong contenders. It is an honor for each of them to be included in this company.

Congratulations to all!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 30th, 2015, 10:14 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Alternate uses for the Tenyo Floating Card gimmick?
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Alternate uses for the Tenyo Floating Card gimmick?

Do you mean the Angelo Carbone trick?

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 30th, 2015, 10:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bammo Goes BANG!
Replies: 12
Views: 4326

Re: Bammo Goes BANG!

Something else. I don't see the Ricky Jay handling as beiong especially effective on a stage. It's a great close-up trick.

This is a parlor or stage piece.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 29th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bammo Goes BANG!
Replies: 12
Views: 4326

Bammo Goes BANG!

So -- I finish my editing of the massive Bammo Ten Card Poker Deal Dossier, thank god, the book is printed and -- BANG! What do you know. Farmer (as in the author, Bob Farmer) has received permission to unveil yet another handling. Now, I don't know about you, but think about it. No one knows what m...
by Matthew Field
March 29th, 2015, 3:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "TV Magic is Dead," declares Dynamo
Replies: 13
Views: 4511

Re: "TV Magic is Dead," declares Dynamo

I've met Dynamo, and like him. But his comment is a defensive one, to explain why he's moving from TV to the stage.

He has helped make magic in the UK a hot item, and for this he deserves our gratitude.

Remember, he's basically just a kid.

Matt Field

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