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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? ...
- July 22nd, 2001, 11:11 am
- Forum: Light From the Lamp
- Topic: Books vs. Videos
- Replies: 42
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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...
- July 21st, 2001, 11:04 am
- Forum: Close-Up Magic
- Topic: Best Non-Gaffed Packet Trick - Marketed
- Replies: 45
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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...
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...
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...
- July 19th, 2001, 9:19 am
- Forum: Magicana
- Topic: Earl Nelson's Tricks in the August Genii
- Replies: 16
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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...
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...
- July 18th, 2001, 4:16 pm
- Forum: Light From the Lamp
- Topic: Is "Jarrett" the book of the year?
- Replies: 11
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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...
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...