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Topic: Criss Angel pulls a woman in half
Message: Posted by: Reflex (Nov 23, 2006 08:11PM)
This is a trick that would totally freak people out...and I mean in a bad way. Hell, I was freaked out and I am a magician in training and I just saw it on the computer screen, yet alone live. I really don't see how this illusion is even possible...but then again, it wouldn't be alluring if it appeared 'possible'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6bSESiXUAU
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Nov 23, 2006 09:30PM)
Your a trained magician and fooled by this? Let alone freaked out? Guess "trained magician" dosn't mean what it used too any more.
Message: Posted by: Reflex (Nov 23, 2006 09:46PM)
Re-read what I wrote. I never said I was a trained magician, I said I was a magician in training. I am very new to the craft.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Nov 24, 2006 09:33AM)
Well either case is odd to be freaked out by it. Heck a lay person shouldn't be freaked out by it.
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Nov 24, 2006 09:49AM)
I agree. Heck...I was even laughing when I saw it. It's an illusion!

Mark. :rotf:
Message: Posted by: expand your consciousness (Nov 24, 2006 10:25AM)
I did see that when aired and it was very funny, Criss's magic is becoming funny, to outrages. Maybe this will be his next style of magic. Comedy magic.
Message: Posted by: nucinud (Nov 24, 2006 07:50PM)
This is why I tell magicians to read about the history of magic. That is an old trick that was performed on the Vaudeville Stage. And some people did loose their lunch after seeing it.
Message: Posted by: munkywrench (Nov 24, 2006 08:24PM)
He wouldn't do that. His buddy the Amazing J already has the comedy magic routine down.
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Nov 24, 2006 08:43PM)
Do a search for Johnny Eck.
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Nov 24, 2006 09:04PM)
Wow! Thanks for the lead Dave. Here's the link.

http://www.johnnyeckmuseum.com/about.html

Mark.
Message: Posted by: Gary Grayson (Dec 5, 2006 03:03AM)
I like the fact that Criss is taking really old stage magic and doing them in what seems to be non-stage locations. He is showing magic that hasn't been seen for over 100 years.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Dec 5, 2006 11:19AM)
Well it has been seen first of all.

And as for taking stage magic to non stage environments, just think of it as changing the traditional look of the stage. The stage rules still exist, the stage is still there, it just looks different is all. Even lighting is brought in.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Dec 5, 2006 08:28PM)
That is a RIOT!!!


That has to be one of my favorite CA effects. I wonder how long it took those two women to walk and sit so naturally beforehand.

Some real talent involved here.

Doug
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Dec 5, 2006 08:40PM)
Yea the camera man had some great talent.
Message: Posted by: SoCalPro (Dec 5, 2006 08:49PM)
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On 2006-11-24 21:43, Dave VanVranken wrote:
Do a search for Johnny Eck.
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Was that his daughter "Jenny Eck"? ;)
Message: Posted by: sickmagic (Dec 5, 2006 10:33PM)
I guess no one has seen kevin james do his sawing in half? In fact there was a article in magic mag a while back when his assistant passed away.
Message: Posted by: mixnslam (Dec 6, 2006 04:43AM)
Let me also say thanks for adding the Johnny Eck link.
Message: Posted by: SoCalPro (Dec 6, 2006 10:04AM)
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On 2006-12-05 23:33, sickmagic wrote:
I guess no one has seen kevin james do his sawing in half? In fact there was a article in magic mag a while back when his assistant passed away.
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I saw him do it over the summer, it was rather disturbing......
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Dec 6, 2006 12:00PM)
I heard he did this, but I haven't seen it. I also heard he has a new person for the act so you might have a chance to see it again.
Message: Posted by: Sandwichical (Dec 7, 2006 01:32PM)
I figured that's what was going on. Actually that trick was mentioned in Blaine's book Mysterioius Stranger.