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And of to the videostore Smile though I have sometimes searched, I have nwver found many magic films. Thanks for the list.
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Ha. Just goes to show how very little GOOD movies there have been made about magic.
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VERY happy to see The Prestige at the top of the list. I saw the Barker film and frankly, I felt Barker used performance magic as a convenience. He could have developed that aspect of the film's plot more fully, but then, Christopher Nolan had already done that some years later with The Prestige.

Sad thing is, MAGICIANS who play magicians in movies are REALLY bad. Ask David Copperfield about Terror Train. Smile

Shade was full of magicians, but, let's be honest, Stuart Townsend and Hal Holbrook were far more magical than Earl Nelson and R. Paul Wilson - although Wilson wasn't awful, he is no actor IMHO.

Some may argue that it is unfair to expect a magician to be on par with Hal Holbrook, and I would agree. That being said, if Robert-Houdin is RIGHT - and I believe he IS - then perhaps we are not doing our jobs as well as we should.


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I enjoyed both the Prestige and the Illusionist.

And even though it's not that accurate, I always liked Houdini.
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"Is Anybody There" starring Michael Caine is particularly poignant.
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Here's another take on the greatest magic movies of all time...
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There's not a lot out there is there? Good that Prestige made both lists. One that might get overlooked that I liked was "Sleight". Some in the Café didn't like it because of suggestions of super powers; but I thought there was some good old fashioned magic (yes, even cards and coins) in there which was coached by Eric Jones. And the homage to Houdini was an underlying theme throughout. Lynn
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Now you see me was ok, some cool card sleights.
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What, no love for "Burt Wonderstone" starring Steve Carrell?

Ok for those wondering, yes I am kidding! One of the worst turds of a movie, magic or otherwise, that you could waste your money on. How in the world did they get him to do that one? Besides the obvious, $
I'm sure he's glad almost everyone's forgotten about it by now.........
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I have thought for a while that a treatment of the Erdnase mystery could make a popular movie.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone surely tops my list for its satirical accuracy.

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