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And THAT is what's wrong with magic today. Monkey see, monkey do


That's ridiculous. It's an instructional DVD. It's designed to give you outs. It's designed to teach you!

Perhaps it would be better if creators wouldn't offer instructional DVD's!

That way nobody would be doing any "monkey see, monkey do".
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Just went over the DVD once, and allreay can say that this is excellent stuff.
from a beginner's point of view (that would be me) I really think this is the way to go.
Max really gives you "the inside" on method, application and logic.
as I bought a lot of stuff that I don't use (a beginner, remember?)wish I got this first...
there is a lot to be learned from this DVD aside from "effects", Max's comments on his own state of mind
during the routins is priceless.this DVD will make you a better mentalist rather then a better "trickster",

very well done Mr. Maven!

BTW, I understand the "brick" issue, and it probably should'nt have been used for the demo, but the bottom line for me is that this really should'nt be a factor in the desicion to buy this one.
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Soooo, anyone actually find the easter egg or is this just one of those urban myths?
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Amazing DVD. I bought a copy a few days ago. Great information that brings classic techniques to the next level.
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For anyone who has this, I have a question regarding the routine (one of my favorites on the DVD) called "Choice and Chance".) Max has the spec touch a coin (which ends up matching a prediction on the table)... then later flips coins until the last one come up heads, which was also predicted. In the performance, before they touch the first coin, Max says, "I will tell you now, the one you touch WILL be the one we will use", and of course it ends up matching the prediction. (he doesn't use the line, "The one you choose IS the one we will use" in any other effect.) Then he goes on to the second phase, with the flipping of the coins.

In the explanation, Burger asks, "What if they had chose a different coin other than the fifty cent piece?" And Max says, "Well, that's the one she chose, so let's go with that." But what IF they HAD chose another coin for that first phase? He committed himself by saying "THAT is the one we will use."

If anyone can shed light on this, please PM me.

Thanks!
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On 2011-01-25 03:55, gabelson wrote:
For anyone who has this, I have a question regarding the routine (one of my favorites on the DVD) called "Choice and Chance".) Max has the spec touch a coin (which ends up matching a prediction on the table)... then later flips coins until the last one come up heads, which was also predicted. In the performance, before they touch the first coin, Max says, "I will tell you now, the one you touch WILL be the one we will use", and of course it ends up matching the prediction. (he doesn't use the line, "The one you choose IS the one we will use" in any other effect.) Then he goes on to the second phase, with the flipping of the coins.

In the explanation, Burger asks, "What if they had chose a different coin other than the fifty cent piece?" And Max says, "Well, that's the one she chose, so let's go with that." But what IF they HAD chose another coin for that first phase? He committed himself by saying "THAT is the one we will use."

If anyone can shed light on this, please PM me.

Thanks!

Great question. I just came to that part of the video. I am slowly working my way through it. It would seem that this is an oversight on Max's part. As this really should be explained better. By the verbage that he used, I don't think there would be much "wiggle" room to get out of this one. It is a shame, because it was this part of the demo video that really sold me on buying this. I was curious as to what method he would share to explain the "out".
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I got this dvd last week. I have watched it from beginning to end three times since. I bought this believing it to be a study upon the principle of Equivoque - It is that and much more still. Just beautiful.
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Wanted to let fans of this set know that it's one of the DVDs nominated for the "Best DVD of 2010" poll, which closes Monday night at 11:59.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......start=90
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Watched it again last night. Choice and Chance was fully explained. Great dvd.
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I have to take back my previous post, I was a little disappointed…
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On 2011-02-05 01:15, Dr. Eamon wrote:
I have to take back my previous post, I was a little disappointed…


Dr. Eamon, can you tell us why? Thank you.
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On 2011-02-05 01:15, Dr. Eamon wrote:
I have to take back my previous post, I was a little disappointed…


Dr. Eamon, can you tell us why? Thank you.


It was a step back after reading Quins Paralies, many ideas where based on the same concepts, again and again. Long and boring DVD, sorry Max, I'm a big fan but this was not for me...
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Thanks you for sharing!
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Your welcome!
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My review is in here

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=111&0


An amazing DVD. Im still searching for that hidden egg.
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I'd like to know what it is that we "never see" in the DVD?
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Multiplicity got Worker of The Week on WPR when they reviewed it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwqF521_o......be&t=37s

And it's a Penguin Cool Box deal for only $29.95 Multiplicity by Max Maven

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Earlier I had said that An____ M___n_'s F___ F___ was used. On revisiting the video, I was wrong.
If that were the case, either Eugene or we would be privy to the method.

At the end of the DVD, "An Ending Is in Order,"
after Max performs his sensational "The End" trick with jumbo cards, lol,
Eugene Burger asks Max, "Wait a minute, wait a minute...dropping the brick on my hand, what was the out for that?"

Max replies, "The brick thing? Oh, there was no out."

It seems he's joking, but maybe the joke is self-referential. Maybe there really IS NO OUT.

It's like the Q of H gag (used by Jeff Hobson holding one card up high, and later Derren Brown with his zippo lighter).
It's a gag most of the time, and when they name a different card you turn it around and say something like,
"You lost," or "Better luck next time." Then they forget about the stupid gag.
But when it hits, they lose sleep that night.

So maybe if Eugene picked the brick bag, Max would simply say, "Eugene, you didn't really think I'd drop a brick on your hand did you? I may be a mentalist but you're a good guy." Or something similar.

Other thoughts:

- Why would Max go to the trouble of drawing a hand in white chalk on a piece of paper, just to be sure Eugene kept his hand still? What was on the reverse side of the paper?

- The feather bag dropped to the ground as if it were empty. Definitely no brick in it. Maybe there was a TARANTULA spider in it. A tarantula weighs between 1 to 3 ounces. Emptying the chosen bag (with tarantula plus feather) would let the bag fall at about the same rate as an empty bag.

- Contrasting a feather with a brick makes us immediately conclude that a feather is positive. Being in the universe wherein Eugene chooses the feather bag, and seeing the brick fall out of the other bag, we all now have put the "feather" into a "positive" category. It doesn't injure Eugene. However, if the "brick bag" were chosen, there could've been a $100 bill that fell out of it (so delightful that it renders a feather a "negative" experience...Eugene is now $100 poorer because of choosing the worthless feather), or there could've been a helium balloon that did NOT fall but instead floated up to the ceiling, leaving the styrofoam brick inside (I know the brick sounded brick-like when it thumped on the table, but the sound could've been edited in, and Eugene's reaction would've been the same even if he knew it was a foam brick...or Max might set the apparently empty bag down (really with brick inside) rather than tossing it to the floor as he was able to do in the universe where Eugene chose the feather bag).
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EXCELLENT points! Since the effect isn't explained but there are viable explanations, Max desires us to come up with our own workings and routines. This adds to the entertainment and teaching value of this product. Thank You, Max!
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This DVD is worth it's weight in gold.
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