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MagicMan1957
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WOW...

I just recently watched for the first time the Smoke & Mirrors and Impossibilia videos.

Brilliant, effective, logical, relatively easy and just stunning card effects.

Over the years I've read or watched many many great card men, but this guy is a true pasteboard genius.

I have many favorite cardmen: Lennart Green, Tamariz, Paul Harris, Ray Kosby, Rene Lavand, etc., etc., but...

I don't think I've yet come across a card video (or book) where I thought I would possibly perform every effect shown!
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Try his books, which are also first rate ("Impossibilia" and "Smoke and Mirrors"). John has a new book which will be released next month.

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On 2005-05-06 06:43, MField2000 wrote:
Try his books, which are also first rate ("Impossibilia" and "Smoke and Mirrors"). John has a new book which will be released next month.

Matt Field


Is there a place I can pre-order the book?

Thanks.
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The books are better than the tapes.I have both (all 4?), but feel that the best effects weren't on the videos.
Andre
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On 2005-05-06 06:43, MField2000 wrote:
Try his books, which are also first rate ("Impossibilia" and "Smoke and Mirrors"). John has a new book which will be released next month.

Matt Field


Matt, we've been reading/hearing that Bannon's forthcoming book will be due soon...and it keeps getting delayed. Do you have some first-hand knowledge that the book really is near the end of its production and almost ready for distribution?
Just curious, as I've been waiting for this book for many months now.
Thanks,
David

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The books are better than the tapes.I have both (all 4?), but feel that the best effects weren't on the videos.
Andre


Andre,

Which of his effects not inluded on the videos would you classify as his best? Just curious.

David
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I've viewed the Impossibilia tape and felt that it had some strong effects and that they were well taught. However, I just thought that Bannon's performance style was pretty bland. Not something I really cared to watch more than once or twice.

Is this pretty much his style, or is he different in an actual performing situation?

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His books are far more exciting than the videos.

I think you can see glimmers of the humorous john bannon on the videos
but videos don't do an accurate job sometimes.

I would bet he's pretty entertaining in person.

You should have his books.
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On 2005-05-07 03:37, Frank Starsini wrote:
His books are far more exciting than the videos.

I think you can see glimmers of the humorous john bannon on the videos
but videos don't do an accurate job sometimes.

I would bet he's pretty entertaining in person.

You should have his books.


Both books are jam packed with workable material. I've used more from his books than any others.
And yes, he is entertaining in person. Saw him perform/lecture.

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Frank,

I sent you an PM
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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Heart of the city,Clock O'Doom,Shake Well Before Using,The Ace-Man Cometh from Smoke and Mirrors.I think in the video my favorite would be Do the Twixt and Timely Departure.
Two Ahead,Brass Zero,Chop2,Glass Reunion,Of Cups and Fuzzballs from Impossibila.
I know that I mentioned quite a few effects,but all these caught my eye(plus a few that were included on his videos.
John Bannon,IMO,creates brilliant magic that is not unlike Paul Harris' stuff.
Easy,stunning,brilliant.
Andre
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Andre,

I agree,,,,Thats what struck me about John Bannon's magic...

EASY,STUNNING,BRILLIANT
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David Eichler:

The book is supposed to be released at the upcoming LVMI convention.

-Karl
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Hi folks,

I find that Bannon's books Impossibilia and smoke and mirrors are OOP, may I know where can I still get these books???

Thanks!

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Andrew,try Daytona Magic.I say this because I got Impossibilia from them early in this year.I've had Smoke and Mirrors and both videos some time already,but you can try Bradbury Books,where I got S&M-when it was already OOP.I saw somewhere that S&M is going to be reprinted.When,I don't know.For your part,I just don't hope it takes as long as his new 'MYTHICAL' book.
Good Luck
Andre
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Bannon is not a performer as stated so it can come across as bland but what a smart man, I will permently use some of his material.

superb
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Many thanks andre for the info. I am appreciate that! Smile

Will try to get it soon!

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