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EvanTheMagicMan
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Hmmmm...I will post when I decide, but I have a feeling it is a tie for me.
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Hmmmmm?

Porsche Vs. Ferrari...Unless you are on the AutoBahn who cares?

FWIW

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Many of us care very much. It's unfortunate that you don't.
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It's a valid question... just because person A is better than person B, doesn't mean person B isn't great. So don't be scared to choose, afterall, we can't all be Cardini.
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But why choose at all? What is the real benefit to you or anyone else as to who is better? There is none. If you want to study them and compare their work and ideas and concepts, then there is value in that.

To say which is better is an opinion only and it is not really fair to begin with. Each performer is unique with their own style. I would much rather worry about my own performance and how I can become better at what I do then to just say who is better then who. However, once again, I have already stated this.

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There you go again, Kyle. You still don't get it. But that's okay.
The opinion that Cardini was the greatist of all time is widely accepted among most experts. These experts are our brothers and are some of the world's greatest practitioners. Do you disagree with them, Kyle? If not dou think they are putting down others by expressing such high praise for one man?
Check your Mulholland books, read your classics, read about the Card Stars from Greater magic( John Northern Hilliard's personal opinion of the best card men of the day)
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I am not saying having an opinion is a bad thing. I think it is great that we can have opinions and you and I are entitled to them. That is what makes the Café a great place.

I would also agree that Cardini was a master of manipulation and someone that should indeed be studied. I have no problem with that at all and I certainly do not disagree with them. I learn from them. I study from them and gain insiration from them. However, I do not go out there asking who is better then the other.

I learn from them all but I do not go out of my way to start ranking them and finding who is better then the other. To me that ranking and stating who is the best serves no purpose to me. But that is just my opinion and we can agree to disagree.

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Magicfish,

I've taken a few positions on topics and stood my ground regardless of what others thought. In some cases I either eventually changed my mind or I still stand firm on my opinion. The reason I can't take a stand here is because McBride and Marvey have both served to inspire me a great deal.

There's a reason I have collected video footage of the TWO - namely because one does not offer what the other does. Without going into detail I've borrowed from both or been inspired by both. So there is apparently, the way I see them, something unique to each of the two. I think if I had made up my mind that one was better than the other, I would of only collected their works and disregarded the other as I may have with names I don't care for.

So which is your favorite magicfish and why?
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Randy,

Thank you for posting and so very nicely stated my friend. I agree 100%.

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They are very good manipulation masters.
I have seen McBride's Manipulation Act and Peter Marveys Fism Manipulation Act...
They have inspired me a lot...

My opinion is this: Both!
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Thanx Randy. I'm a Marvey man myself... But that doesn't mean McBride's not great; he is.
Watch out Kyle I hope your sitting down.
Cardini was better than Topper Martin. Do I love Topper Martin? Yes. Were they entirely different? Yes. Were their acts comparable? Hardly. Was Cardini a better manipulator? Absolutely. See? its okay. don't be scared... Topper would agree with me and would not be offended, I don't think you have reason to be either.
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McBride is the best working magician in America, hands down.
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Fish, I agree with you on Cardini so we have no problems there. I also have no problems with you discussing these men and others. It is all fine with me and I wish you the best in what you do. I am not offended in the least. Everyone can agree to disagree at times and we all have our own opinions. that is what makes the Café a great place.

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I definitely think Marvey is much better at certain things than McBride.
I'm just comparing their acts..
Marveys act is just incredible...What really got me were his vanishes and transpositions. I can't think of anything that looks more like pure magic than them. His productions were excellent as well.

Watching Marvey and Juliana Chen got me into card manipulation.

McBride was the means to learning it.
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Cheers, Kyle
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Cheers to you as well Fish and thanks. =)

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I saw Peter Marvey for the first time in a magic convention about 5 years ago, and I can tell you that he had maked a scaring ovation... For me, a real magician is a real manipulator, and Marvey "is the man". I never saw Jeff "in a live show", I love his manipulation tapes, and I think is a great artist, but Peter Marvey is a dream artist...
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I just saw Peter Marvey on a two hour special here in Japan a few nights ago. The first 3/4 was very entertaining and he did some knock out illusions like full body through a window, and a levitation with three camera angles in a park, etc..

I just can't understand why he had to finish with a flying with the dolphins routine. He flew over a tank of dolphins to a new age soundtrack and then talked about how collaborating with the dophins touched his heart....Pppplllleeeaaasssee! My wife sat there and said, "Is this supposed to be magical?" I was becoming a huge fan half way through the show and by the end I was saying,"don't do it, man!" I felt like I was watching Elvis smirking at the girls in his final days at 280 pnds. It was awful.

Anyway, I think asking who is better provokes a lot of comparative analysis that can benefit a lot of people. Otherwise, you might as well shut down every competition out there.
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Only their accountant knows. Smile
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Quote:
On 2006-04-16 14:24, Pete Biro wrote:
Only their accountant knows.


Hahaha...well, they did ask.
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