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by Matthew Field
July 22nd, 2001, 11:28 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 11
Views: 1554

Re: Jennings 67

When i called "Jennings '67" one of my 10 feavorite books, in a column written by David Acer in Genii some time ago, David asked me to elaborate and I did. He just didn't get it. (I still love him, though.) Richard SWEARS the Jennings "Easy" book s almost finihed, right Richard? ...
by Matthew Field
July 22nd, 2001, 11:24 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Kaufman's books stink!
Replies: 19
Views: 2898

Re: Kaufman's books stink!

I've found strong odors issuing from John Luka's "L.I.N.T.", Harvey Berg's "Intercept," Roger Crosthwaites "Arcardia," and several Paul Gordon books. Among others.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
July 22nd, 2001, 11:11 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Books vs. Videos
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Books vs. Videos

I like the fact that videos are available, and I really wish I'd had one of Roth's retention vanish when I was learning it back in the 80's. Jeff Haas makes a good point in his post. i had a tough time with Roth's Retention Pass until I asked him to perform it for me (in the 1970s). Here, videos (a...
by Matthew Field
July 21st, 2001, 11:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best Non-Gaffed Packet Trick - Marketed
Replies: 45
Views: 4830

Re: Best Non-Gaffed Packet Trick - Marketed

I, too, would like to welcome the great Reinhard Mueller. His "Escorial" series of books is of inestimable value to me, especially the Jennings and Gilbreath volumes. Brad says his "Color Monte" cards are wearing out, and I, too, have had that problem. I've now switched to the Ac...
by Matthew Field
July 19th, 2001, 5:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best Non-Gaffed Packet Trick - Marketed
Replies: 45
Views: 4830

Re: Best Non-Gaffed Packet Trick - Marketed

Sam Schwartz's "Backflip" doesn't use gaffed cards, as I recall, and it's a doozy. It was also marketed with mirror-backed cards; not gaffed, just mylar backs.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
July 19th, 2001, 4:58 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Books vs. Videos
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Books vs. Videos

Originally posted by Joe M. Turner: It was an Eric Lewis notebook published by Martin Lewis JMT You are so right. That's what happens when you hit the mid-50s. My question is, if this is true of the Eric Lewis book, and I don't know how sales were, are we ready for more of this? Or are Chris Wasshu...
by Matthew Field
July 19th, 2001, 2:44 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Books vs. Videos
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Books vs. Videos

Like Peter, I also prefer books -- the 3-D kind. I also mentioned to Peter some time ago that I felt the Martin Lewis notebook that Eric Lewis published, a wonderful book on CD-ROM which could not have been published in any other way, in a practical sense, had received less than the expected "b...
by Matthew Field
July 19th, 2001, 9:19 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Earl Nelson's Tricks in the August Genii
Replies: 16
Views: 2546

Re: Earl Nelson's Tricks in the August Genii

I thought the photos illustrating the Earl Nelson tricks were great -- is this a new photographer? The "transparent hand" in one trick and the photo of the lapping of the cards showing the action were great. This photographer is real good, and the black background made everything very clea...
by Matthew Field
July 19th, 2001, 9:13 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Card Counting
Replies: 26
Views: 8381

Re: Card Counting

But remember that Jon referenced a damn good trick by Pit Hartling (from his Little Green Lecture video and notes) which use the Epitome Location -- and that effect is very strong.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
July 19th, 2001, 9:08 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Books vs. Videos
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Books vs. Videos

I've found the use of a text and acompanying video, as Richard K. suggests, very helpful, as was the case with Gary Ouellet's "Close-Up Illusions" and "The Pass" publications. I have a VERY hard time with e-books. Sitting at a computer (or trying to read something lengthy on a Pa...
by Matthew Field
July 18th, 2001, 4:16 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Is "Jarrett" the book of the year?
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Re: Is "Jarrett" the book of the year?

The "Complete Jarrett" is a spectacular book. I'm not enamoured of illusions, but Jim Steinmeyer's books are some of the best in magic. I loved the original Steinmeyer/Jarrett book, and I remember having lively discussions with David Roth about the madman/genius Jarrett (also in the car: K...
by Matthew Field
July 18th, 2001, 4:11 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Books vs. Videos
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Books vs. Videos

Spoken like a true video reviewer!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
July 18th, 2001, 3:36 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Books vs. Videos
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Books vs. Videos

OK. Let's start things off with a topic I've discussed many times with Jamy Ian Swiss, Genii's book reviewer (along with Paul Cummins). Jon Racherbaumer has also addressed the topic in print. Books allow you to learn at your own pace and to have sleights described in great detail. Videos allow you t...

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