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HN Magic Review 117: IMS Vol 12/13: The Magic of Tom Mullica – Tom Mullica


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Sorry I couldn’t find the ad. Basically it is a show with explanation by Tom Mullica, filmed at Stevens Magic Emporium in the early nineties.


REVIEW:

Freaking hilarious... Yes I know, the “magic” is very basic (don’t expect some new techniques, moves or gimmick here!), and you’ll probably never perform it: but who cares about the methods, the show is just FREAKING HILARIOUS and that’s what it is all about.

As opposed to An Evening at the Tom Foolery, Mullica sits down with Mark Stevens at the end of the show and explains some of the tricks (no, not the cigarette-eating stuff). There is one thing you will (re-)learn for sure: humor is a fantastic form of misdirection. For example the first card trick in the show went wrong (the spectator forgot his card!), but nobody cared. And nobody cared about the modus operandi, the moves, the “how he did that” question... spectators are just too busy laughing.

OVERALL RATING: Excellent

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I don't think the magic is necessarily basic. Tom Mullica performs several routines from Paul LePaul and he is excellent with cards. He is definitely more skilled than most of the dingleberries that are putting out dvds and posting their horrible videos on Youtube.

I do think the Stevens video is excellent.
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On 2007-01-26 20:57, Silly Walter the Polar Bear wrote:
I don't think the magic is necessarily basic. Tom Mullica performs several routines from Paul LePaul and he is excellent with cards. He is definitely more skilled than most of the dingleberries that are putting out dvds and posting their horrible videos on Youtube.


Walter: Mullica is certainly skilled, but what I said is that the methods and tricks used in his videos are rather basic (except from the cigarette work). You would agree that a classic Le Paul card trick or a Malini Egg Bag routine is nothing revolutionary.

I don't know Youtube, but I know about many dingleberries putting out new DVDs every week, and believe me, I fully agree with you!

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Thanks for the review . . .
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On 2007-01-26 08:07, Harvey Nerzof wrote:
HN Magic Review 117: IMS Vol 12/13: The Magic of Tom Mullica – Tom Mullica


AD:

Sorry I couldn’t find the ad. Basically it is a show with explanation by Tom Mullica, filmed at Stevens Magic Emporium in the early nineties.


REVIEW:

Freaking hilarious... Yes I know, the “magic” is very basic (don’t expect some new techniques, moves or gimmick here!), and you’ll probably never perform it: but who cares about the methods, the show is just FREAKING HILARIOUS and that’s what it is all about.

As opposed to An Evening at the Tom Foolery, Mullica sits down with Mark Stevens at the end of the show and explains some of the tricks (no, not the cigarette-eating stuff). There is one thing you will (re-)learn for sure: humor is a fantastic form of misdirection. For example the first card trick in the show went wrong (the spectator forgot his card!), but nobody cared. And nobody cared about the modus operandi, the moves, the “how he did that” question... spectators are just too busy laughing.

OVERALL RATING: Excellent

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IMS is Tony Hassini's videos of Tom. The one you refer to is Stevens Greater Magic video of Tom Mullica, Volume 19. It's not Mark Stevens at the end with him. It's a fellow that does the voice over intro's.
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On 2007-01-27 22:48, MagicChris wrote:

IMS is Tony Hassini's videos of Tom. The one you refer to is Stevens Greater Magic video of Tom Mullica, Volume 19. It's not Mark Stevens at the end with him. It's a fellow that does the voice over intro's.


Magic Chris: you are absolutely right!! It should read SGM, not IMS. I have brought the corrections to my site and ebook, but I can’t change the title thread above. I hope people reading the review will also read down here. Sorry about the confusion!

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Harvey, I've done it as well. Thanks for the original post. It's a great video of Tom.

I think the fellow at the end of the video with Tom is Gene Rump.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

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