Best Movies You’ve Never Seen About Magicians

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Richard Stokes
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Best Movies You’ve Never Seen About Magicians

Postby Richard Stokes » May 20th, 2020, 1:33 pm

Thanks for that list.
And the other embedded list.

For me the saddest commentary on performance can be found in the Coen Brothers' "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (on Netflix).
I'm referring to the section called Meal Ticket where a travelling legless, armless actor recites famous verses such as Ozymandias in return for handouts, all of which go to his boss. Their lives are changed when they come across a performing chicken that can accomplish basic maths - addition and subtraction. This chicken attracts larger crowds and tantalisingly offers the prospect of rich rewards...

The same idiotic values seem to dominate shows like Britain's/America's Got Talent?

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