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What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 26th, 2010, 1:01 pm

Just out of curiosity, I'd like to hear from as many of you as possible about what magic book or DVD you are reading and or watching now (say within the past few weeks).
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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Seuss » September 26th, 2010, 1:32 pm

Books
Magic From The Soul
The Complete Works of Derek Dingle
Secrets Draun From Underground

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Pocket Power (Jarle Leirpol)
Commercial Magic of JC Wagner
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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Philippe Billot » September 26th, 2010, 1:43 pm

Martin Gardner Presents
Variations (Earl Nelson)
Rope Eternal (Dariel Fitzkee)
Apocalypse, Vol. 8
Coining Magic (Ed Marlo)

I'm looking for Fred Baumann's Odyssey of Classic Coin Sleights (1983). If someone want to sell it...

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Raleigh » September 26th, 2010, 2:02 pm

Book - Great Tricks Revisited , by Robert Parrish

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Anthony Vinson » September 26th, 2010, 3:07 pm

Books

Card College volume 3
Smoke & Mirrors
Dear Mr. Fantasy

DVDs

Malone Meets Marlow (Lots of good stuff!)

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Smurf » September 26th, 2010, 4:39 pm

[size:11pt][color:#000099]Books
Mathematical Wizardry by Harry Lorayne
Packs a Wallop by Doug Edwards
Impossibilia by John Bannon
Scarne on Card Tricks[/color]


[font:Arial Black]DVD - Joshua Jay Methods In Magic[/size][/font]

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Frank Yuen » September 26th, 2010, 6:09 pm

Just got the dvd set - The Bob Read Collection and I'm rereading John Carney's Book of Secrets.

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Justin Fraser » September 26th, 2010, 6:27 pm

Books: Experts Portfolio
Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic Part 1

Videos: Michael Weber Lecture DVD
Rafael Benatar's Elegant Card Magic Vol.1

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby magicking » September 26th, 2010, 7:00 pm

John Carney - Magic by Design

John Bannon - Megawave

DVD:
Mene Tekel Miracles by Nathan Kranzo
WOW 2 Companion DVD by Craig Petty & David Penn World Magic Shop
Michael King
All Things Are Possible If You Believe!

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Scott M. » September 26th, 2010, 11:44 pm

Books: "One Degree," (John Guastaferro); "Versatile Card Magic" (Frank Simon). Tricks: "Toosh," Steve Haynes. DVD: "In my Mind," Luca Volpe.

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 27th, 2010, 12:13 am

I'm not reading any books at the moment because I'm writing one, but I've been playing with three tricks:

Masuda's "Wow 2"--damn incredible. The Wow gimmick is placed on top of a face-down deck. You can see the back of the top card through it. A face-up signed selection is placed into the middle of the deck. BAM--it appears on top of the deck ... you get a visible change with the Wow gimmick.

Bob Farmer's "Alice's Revenge." I like this alot. Four Queens isolated in the cardcase. Any Queen is named, and the cards are removed from the case and spread--the named Queen is blank. NO sleight of hand. ANY Queen is named (no equivoque). My cat could do it.

David Forrest's "Nothing in Transit," which is a moving hole routine. Interesting, but haven't fully worked through it yet, but like it so far. The hole is big: the size of a nickel, and the routine starts with a bang when the hole visibly jumps from card to card--that's before the slow-motion movement of the hole across a card's face. There's a bit too much reliance on turning over blocks of cards on top of the deck for the dirty work (the necessity, I think, of selling a trick that most of the people who buy it can actually do). Using a little sleight of hand might remedy that weakness. I love moving hole routines and this is a good one.
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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby luigimar » September 27th, 2010, 12:27 am

I'm also watching "Malone Meets Marlo". Others I'm watching: The Doctor is In (Starring Dr Sawa), The Royal Road to Card Magic with R. Paul Wilson, The 4 Lorayne Videos, My Best (John Mendoza). All of them by L&L.

Sick by Ponta the Smith, and the Essential Magic Conference Online Videos, among others.

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby rkosby » September 27th, 2010, 1:28 am

Carney's Book of Secrets

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Pete McCabe » September 27th, 2010, 2:03 am

I have been reading, consecutively, The James File Volumes 1 and 2 and now Stewart James in Print, which I am about 2/3rds through. I understand this is not the normal order to read these books.

I have taken many great ideas and inspirations from these. I think his solution to ditching the extra card in a two-card transposition routine may be the best. Just last night I read a trick where, to select a card, the magician deals until the spectator rings a bell, or in James' version, stops ringing a bell. SJ casually mentions the idea of giving the spectator a party noisemaker; I assume he meant one of these:

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This is a great idea for so many reasons.

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Bill McFadden » September 27th, 2010, 2:12 am

Sleight of Hand - Sachs
The Magic of Al Koran - Breese
Koran's Legacy - Miller
The Vernon Touch

Card Magic - Bob White
Card College - Giobbi
Versatile Card Magic - Nelson

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby jason156 » September 27th, 2010, 4:08 am

Focus - Phil Goldstein
The Card Magic Of Le Paul

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Dave Klaiber » September 27th, 2010, 7:50 am

Beating a Dead Horse - Marshall
Spellbound - Harrison
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram

Enigma - Volumes 1-6
The Secret World of Magic

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby David Linsell » September 27th, 2010, 9:14 am

World of Wonder Jimmy & Dena Katz (beautiful and evocative side show photography)

A Grand Expose of the Science of Gambling-The new Magicana reprint

Carter the Great-Mike Caveney

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby mai-ling » September 27th, 2010, 10:12 am

Beating a Dead Horse : Sandy Marshall
(still reading it)

Technique & Understanding : Jim Stienmeyer

Listening to Beating a Dead Horse on Audio CD

Watching on and off "When Thurston Came to Town"
and an interview with "George Johnstone"

while finding time in my busy schedule to write
a new version of my presentation on my father for
the Chicago History Tour exhibit
and videotaping an interview with him as well.

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby espermachine » September 27th, 2010, 10:58 am

Books:
Ken Brooke's Magic The Unique Years
Practical Sorcery - Alan Shaxon

eBook
Fancy Ring Routine - Allan Hayden

Audio:
Percy Press A Travelers Tale CD

DVD:
I spell Magic F-U-N and More I Spell Magic F-U-N - Dick Stoner

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Bill McFadden » September 27th, 2010, 12:59 pm

Pete McCabe: As Bobby Baccala once said to Tony Soprano, "I'm in awre of you."

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Yves Tourigny » September 27th, 2010, 1:31 pm

"One Degree" by John Guastaferro and practicing his "Homage to HOming". I like this book very much so far. Might add a few more of his tricks to my repertoire.

Impossibilia by John Bannon. There is many tricks in there that I want to learn.

September MAGIC. Has been practicing Ken Niinuma version of Bannon's "Play it Straight Triumph".

I've recently finished reading the collected Works of Alex Elmsley vol 1 which I've just bought. Now looking for buying vol.2 as the first book is just great.

In the DVDs department I've just finished viewing Ortiz "Scams and Fantaisies". His more relaxed appearance IMHO. Still don't know how he can make even the most simple of thing looks like a "Move".

I'm also viewing James Brown "Professional Opportunist vol 1". Like it very much so far.

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Gerhard Dutschke » September 27th, 2010, 2:06 pm

Books:
One Degree by John Guastaferro
Scams & Fantasies with Cards by Darwin Ortiz
The Magical Arts Journal by Michael Ammar and Adam J. Fleischer

Trick / DVD:
Miracle Monte by Wolfgang Moser

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby erdnasephile » September 27th, 2010, 2:17 pm

Books? What are those? ;)

Books:
Chicago Surprise
A Card Merely Thought Of
Million Dollar Card Secrets (There's some good stuff in here)

DVDs:
On the Loose (Malone kills me!)
Roadrunner Cull

Books I would like to be reading:
Mr. Jennings takes it Easy :)
The Geoff Latta Book
The John Thompson Book

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Dan Magyari » September 27th, 2010, 2:26 pm

David Regal's Approaching Magic (no tricks, just the important stuff - the essays)

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Tabman » September 27th, 2010, 9:22 pm

Seance (Kaufman reprint -was a subscriber and now reading again)

Spirit Theater (new edition) (reading for the third or fourth time)

The Essential Stewart James

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Smurf » September 27th, 2010, 10:00 pm

Tabman reading Stewart James? I can't fathom why. But there must be some connection. I'm getting a great big pain in my head trying to figure it out.

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby magicalt » September 27th, 2010, 10:26 pm

Books
Spirit Theater Eugene Burger
World of Super Mentalism Book two Becker

DVD Reflection Goodwin

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby DrDanny » September 27th, 2010, 10:38 pm

Add me to the list of Guastaferro fans. One Degree is a really good book.

Currently on the reading table are two: 21st Cent. Card Magic by James Swain, and SACT-8 by Steve Beam.

DVD: Malone Meets Marlo

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby AnthonyBrahams » September 28th, 2010, 6:23 am

Books:
Fechter
Revelation
Commercial M JCWagner

DVDs:
Sol Stone Quick & Casual Closeup
Magic of Vanni Bossi
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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Henley » September 28th, 2010, 8:09 am

I've been watching the Essential Magic Conference vids again lately.

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Darryl Harris » September 28th, 2010, 4:19 pm

Books:
Jack Parker, 52 Memories
Zarrow
Kort

DVDs:
John Carney: The Master Sessions
Live with honor
Act with integrity
No regrets

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby George Olson » September 28th, 2010, 5:04 pm

Doc Eason gave me a book over the week-end while attending The Portland Magic Jam (It was really great, something for everyone)
too bad you missed it.

I am having a ball reading it now...


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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Robert L » September 29th, 2010, 9:09 pm

Books:
Roger Klaus in Concert
Expert Card Technique

DVD
Michael Vincent: Rhapsodies in Silver and Other Mysteries

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Mark Paulson » September 29th, 2010, 9:44 pm

Books:
Stone's Vortex
Banachek's Psychological Subtleties 1
Sankey's Beyond Secrets
The Larsen Mental Mysteries (on CD)


DVDs:
latest edition of reel magic
Becker's Mental Masterpieces

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Ted M » September 30th, 2010, 12:02 am

Books:
The Indescribable Phenomenon by Barry Wiley
Alexander - The Man Who Knows by David Charvet
Blackstone: A Magician's Life by Daniel Waldron (re-read of a favorite)
The Compleat MAGICK (2009 ed.) vol 1 - reading straight through, taking notes

DVDs:
Falkenstein & Willard, vol 1
Manuel Muerte, Magic By Misdirection

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Mike Remington » September 30th, 2010, 2:30 am

The Vernon Touch

Psychological Subtleties 1

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Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Postby Tom Frame » September 30th, 2010, 9:24 am

Plot Twists by Oliver Meech
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