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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=......mp;hl=en

Derren in card mode. Brilliant, and very cheeky!
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Cheeky isn't the word. I wonder if this is not dangerous on YouTube where the effect can be replayed indefinitely until the solution appears.

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I would say the word is bold ;P

I agree about it being dangerous though, but only slightly... as there is a lot more to pulling that off than just sleight of hand.
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Very nice as always
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Derren Brown is a great magician.
Very smooth and a great trick, always trying to play with spectator's mind.
He kept it quite simple but naturality as always is the key factor.
"Effect first, method second" (some of you know who said that all the time)

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BRILLIANT, wow... geezzz....
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=payz=
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Wow - that was very clever.

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Bold is the word indeed ;-)
Here you can see again how easy you can get tons of misdirection to pull off anything you like to.
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Smooth.
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Simple and effective... very good Mr Brown
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Well executed moves but as far as presentation it was liking watching the grass grow.
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Please do not post those kind of videos on YouTube!!! The sleights are so obvious to the video observer that they reveal the whole thing. I agree that is great magic in public. The misdirection is well performed, at the correct moments. In the eyes of the spectator they never lost the card of sight.

But again, avoid posting it in YouTube, you don't even need to repeat the effect to see what is going on.
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Very cheeky.. and bold as with all his stuff.. but please.. keep it off video sites!?!? a little thought and you can easily backwards engineer this!!
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I thought he presented it just fine. He made it simple and clear to the spectator and that is exactly what the spectator said afterwards, in so many words.

I don't think he would have gotten that reaction if he did not keep it slow and simple.

Tricks don't always dancing, phony smiles, and one-liners.

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The effect is wonderful for public, 'simple and clear' and that's, I think, the strongest magic possible.

But, putting this video in YouTube exposed two great moves magicians use.

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Just a very good demonstration. If he had listened to derren and counted cards the second time it would have been game over, derren considers this scenario close to the end.
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Ah yes, I remember this episode. Nice straightforward routine, with a 'tribute' to one of his major influences.
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How do you guys see this video? I have clicked on the thumbnail and nothing happens. Any help with viewing this vid?

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Firstly, I just wanted to clarify that I didn't post this video to Google Video, I just chanced upon it while watching a few Derren Brown clips.

Secondly, having read Derren's books, I have a sneaking suspicion that Derren feels all intelligent, thinking "laymen" know that sleight-of-hand is involved when card "magic" is performed. He doesn't pretend otherwise, he just puts on an incredibly smooth, classy, even elegant, show of his immense skills for the enjoyment of his intelligent, thinking spectators.

When he wants to show the real stuff, the real "magic" he unleashes his considerable mind reading talents (which yes, on occasion does inlvolve the use of cards).

Regarding exposure, anyone with a fleeting whim of curiosity can Google the word "Card Magic" and instantly see/superficially learn practically half of our secret art. Welcome to the "wonders" of the internet.

Let's give our spectators due credit, and then still entertain them like they've never been entertained before. And if you really want to make them question reality, then the broad field of mentalism offers some well-hidden gems...
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On 2007-05-09 16:22, marc_carrion wrote:
Please do not post those kind of videos on YouTube!!! The sleights are so obvious to the video observer that they reveal the whole thing. I agree that is great magic in public. The misdirection is well performed, at the correct moments. In the eyes of the spectator they never lost the card of sight.

But again, avoid posting it in YouTube, you don't even need to repeat the effect to see what is going on.


I doubt any non-magicians will find anything obvious there. Secondly, I'd bet that some of us magicians who "know" how it was done are thinking of another method than what was actually used.

It appears that this was filmed specifically for television or something -- meant to be watched on a screen in some form or another. Before I'd call for a pull-down of Derren Brown videos, I'd focus my attention on the teenagers "performing" tricks on YouTube and exposing them due to a lack of skill.
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