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Topic: Magic Movies???
Message: Posted by: Head Case (Jun 22, 2014 02:18PM)
Besides movies such as Now you see me, The Prestige, Burt Wonderstone, and The Illusionist. What other movies are out (Or coming out) that revolve around magic? (Harry Potter snd The Sorcerers Apprentice do not count haha, I'm not talking about that kind of magic) And isn't there a movie specifically about real magicians or something, or documentaries as well other than the one that Jeff McBride did. (No David Blaine or Criss Angel specials either)

Also, Does anyone know if there are any movies that the Magic Castle has been in?
Message: Posted by: MGordonB (Jun 22, 2014 02:38PM)
Houdini (1953) with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. It's on DVD.
The Great Buck Howard (2008) with John Malkovich.
The Great Santini, a Columbo movie in the early 70s with Jack Cassidy that centered around a magician who committed murder
Message: Posted by: JD Draws Things (Jun 22, 2014 02:54PM)
There are a few documentaries on Netflix including deceptive practice, a film about Ricky Jay which I found really interesting
Message: Posted by: Vogler (Jun 22, 2014 08:00PM)
The film that respects the art is "the illusionist" and is a very good film. Also the old "Houdini" has its charm. I dislike very much "the prestige". Silly end and pretentious.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hallahan (Jun 22, 2014 09:13PM)
You can find answers to your first question in one or more of these topics: "Magic Related Movies" is probably the closest to this topic.

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Message: Posted by: Ray Bertrand (Jun 22, 2014 10:42PM)
"Now You See Me" starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson and a few other good stars is very entertaining.

Ray
Message: Posted by: motown (Jun 22, 2014 10:52PM)
There was another movie with Michael Cain in which he played a magician. It was a British film.

Guy Pierce also did a Houdini movie.
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Jun 22, 2014 11:10PM)
"Get To Know Your Rabbit" w/Tommy Smothers (HB Jr. was advisor).

FWIW
Message: Posted by: pepka (Jun 22, 2014 11:59PM)
The Sting. Not about magicians, but con men. Brief scene of some good second dealing by John Scarne. This is the film that got me interested in magic as a teenager.
Message: Posted by: Head Case (Jun 23, 2014 02:42AM)
Wow guys thank you! Wasn't there a movie that just came out in the last few years that was sort of about an upcoming magician or about the castle, I think it premiered in new york and was an indi film, I cant remember the name for the life of me. I wanted to see it though.
Message: Posted by: Andrew Immerman (Jun 23, 2014 03:23AM)
[i]Hugo (2011)[/i] features Ben Kingsley at Georges Melies, the extraordinary French magician and film special effects pioneer. [i]The Story of Magic (A&E) (1997)[/i] was an outstanding, two part documentary about our art.

Andrew
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jun 23, 2014 08:12AM)
There was a nice documentary about Tannen's summer magic camp a while ago. I don't know if it was widely distributed.
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jun 24, 2014 11:17AM)
Lets not forget Jerry Lewis in "The Geisha Boy".

I really enjoyed: "Now You See Me"
Message: Posted by: critter (Jun 25, 2014 05:49PM)
I really really liked that one where the little kid played an escape artist and hung out in a magic shop. It's an older one and was the first place I saw the invisible coin purse, which was my favorite thing in the world for a while. Can't remember the name of the movie.
Message: Posted by: superej68 (Jun 26, 2014 10:09AM)
Make believe is on netflix now
Message: Posted by: Ron Reid (Jun 29, 2014 12:56PM)
Magic Camp is on netflix, too. It's about Tannen's Magic Camp.
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Jun 29, 2014 10:48PM)
I found "Magic Camp" to be mildly depressing. Of course your viewing pleasure may vary. I found "Make Believe" to be a better documentary.

JMHO
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Jun 30, 2014 06:56PM)
"The Escape Artist"
Message: Posted by: Victor Ian Smith (Jul 4, 2014 08:26PM)
And coming up...Colin Firth in Magic in the Moonlight...a definitely "must-see"!!!!

Victor
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Jul 4, 2014 11:00PM)
Wasn't there a scene at the Castle in Shade?
Message: Posted by: Roland (Jul 16, 2018 11:19AM)
-Terror Train (have you heard of that one?!?!?!)
-Houdini (1953)
-The Grim Game
-Ansiktet (from one of the great directors of all time_
-Hugo
-The Prestige

Are just a few on our list of the "best". Of course, it's all debatable, here's our full list... https://www.carnivalofillusion.com/best-magic-movies-of-all-time.php
Message: Posted by: MickNZ (Jul 28, 2018 12:21AM)
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magicians_(2007_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_in_the_Moonlight

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incredible_Burt_Wonderstone
Message: Posted by: HofzinsersFan (Jan 15, 2020 04:06AM)
Hey! This is one of those idease/concepts that most all newcomers to this wonderful world(of Magic) really do cross, like some bridge of rites. The rites of passage bridge? (Needs work --Teacher.)

Once we realise our lovè for Magic is fast becoming near obsession then we realise that observing others who can execute sleights and display a level of proficiency in their performance skills is a great way to learn - what to do and what not to do!
So we then start to look for all thing Magic related. For me it was movies, which I've always found interesting. Now I absolutely LOVE.
W

So thanks folks for all suggestions thus far.
I hope to add maybe a couple of so of my own to the bottom of the list soon.
Thanks for now!



Now! To work
[quote]On Jun 23, 2014, Bill Hallahan wrote:
You can find answers to your first question in one or more of these topics: "Magic Related Movies" is probably the closest to this topic.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=514455&forum=15]Magic in movies[/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=354778&forum=32]TV Shows/Movies with a Magic Theme[/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=48940&forum=36]Magic Movies[/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=237878&forum=32]Best Magic Movies On DVD[/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=402299&forum=2]The Best 10 Movies About Magic of All Time[/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=300956&forum=32]Magic in the movies[/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=241507&forum=32]Movies about or with magic in them[/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=194558&forum=32]Magic Movies[/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=211531&forum=32][b]Magic Related Movies[/b][/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=206823&forum=32]Magic, magicians in books or movies?[/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=180774&forum=32]Magic at the movies[/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=157963&forum=12]Magic Related Movies[/url]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=64965&forum=32]Movies with magic in them[/url]

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Message: Posted by: snmagic (Jan 26, 2020 08:35AM)
21 w/Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo, Desperate Acts of Magic, Rough Magic, Magicians w/ David Mitchell and Robert Webb, Shade, and finally Magicians w/ Til Schweiger, Claire Forlani, Fabrizio Bentivoglio