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Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Postby Riversky » April 20th, 2018, 8:20 pm

Magicians don't usually reveal their secrets — but one of the world's most famous magicians — David Copperfield — just did.

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/20/60442393 ... t-to-trick

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Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 20th, 2018, 9:28 pm

No, he didn't reveal the secret.
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Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Postby observer » April 21st, 2018, 4:30 am

The real point is, never ask a spec to do anything more demanding than selecting a card and remembering it.

And even then, have them hold the card up for the rest of the audience to see, so that when they freak out at the idea of being on stage and forget it, at least a few people will know what it was.

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Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Postby performer » April 21st, 2018, 7:33 am

Alas you only have to reveal part of the secret for laymen to be satisfied that they know all there is to know. Come to think of it I don't think I would relish rushing through unfamiliar terrain either. I can quite see someone slipping and hurting themselves. I am surprised it hasn't happened already. Mind you it probably has and we haven't heard about it.

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Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Postby Christopher1979 » April 21st, 2018, 12:57 pm

performer wrote:Alas you only have to reveal part of the secret for laymen to be satisfied that they know all there is to know. Come to think of it I don't think I would relish rushing through unfamiliar terrain either. I can quite see someone slipping and hurting themselves. I am surprised it hasn't happened already. Mind you it probably has and we haven't heard about it.


Not really related, but, what you said made me think of a YouTube clip of the sawing a women in half trick. The women had problems in the box and the magician really did "saw a women in half"...... Disturbing to say the least.... :!:

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Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Postby Brad Henderson » April 21st, 2018, 8:23 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:No, he didn't reveal the secret.



on the news segment i saw they stated that the volunteers were substituted with stage hands before taking them out the back and down corridors etc. They even aired the video footage of them making that trip.

it certainly wasn’t everything, but it also wasn’t
nothing.

unless you are making the argument that it wasn’t dc per se who did the revealing per se

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Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Postby performer » April 21st, 2018, 10:05 pm

I saw a whole segment on CNN concerning the matter
about an hour ago. I suppose it is a bit of a change from Donald Trump's legal troubles.

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Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Postby erdnasephile » April 22nd, 2018, 1:16 pm

I'm not sure why the media is so breathless over the alleged reveal. The GMA correspondent I saw said something like: "They don't really disappear...they run to the back of the theater through passageways!"

Well...duh.

It's sort of frightening if there are really people out there who were shocked at this.

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Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Postby performer » April 22nd, 2018, 5:30 pm

I think the secret of the trick was already out there even before this incident happened. Presumably this trick has been performed hundreds of times over the years and hundreds of people have taken this little run and afterwards told their friends what happened. So hundreds know how it is done already. Not quite as bad as You Tube exposure but bad enough. This is what happens when you use stooges which is what those audience members ended up being.

I am not the judge or jury here but running down dark passageways and unfamiliar terrain where construction has been going on is asking for trouble.


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