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Well, I liked both the book and the movie. But then, one of my hobbies is trying to get others to suspend disbelief...
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I've seen the movie. It was OK but I really have not had the urge to watch it again.

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Loved the film but then again I think everything Nolan has done is awesome.
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I have enjoyed most of the movies mentioned... The old Houdini move was probably my least favorite; I enjoed more when I was a kid.

I have been waiting for the book "Carter Beats the Devil" to be made into a movie, I really liked the book.

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The old Houcini with tony Curtis sure looks clunky now, but I remember so clearly watching it at the drive-in theatre with my parents when I was six. Lots of fun to watch it again so many decades later.
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Once I became aware of Houdini's actual life story, the old Houdini's movie became kind of a let down... And the character Otto kind of creeped me out... LOL

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I know. It was more a nostagia trip than anything else... the box falling through the ice, etc.
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The prestige is one of the best films I've ever seen
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I didn't even know there was a book that preceded the movie until seeing this thread. I enjoyed the movie, but as is the case with many movies the chances are strong that I wouldn't have liked it as much if I had read the book first. Sometimes ignorance truly is bliss.

As an aside, I can think of only one movie I liked better than the book: Hunt for Red October. The book uses about 475 pages to tell a story that could have been told in 275. With almost every page I turned I was thinking to myself "Yeah, Tom, I get it, you did your research - and you did it well. Back to the story, please."

But the movie, for someomne like me with an interest in magic and no knowledge of the book's existence, was very entertaining. I dreaded David Bowie's performance (I'm not a fan) but thought that we was amazingly good in it. There really wasn't anything about the movie I didn't like. Then again, to be completely open, I really liked Now You See Me despite all its ridiculous plot holes (my favorite of many being that the whole convoluted bridge switch plan doesn't work unless the French girl steals a car), so I'm probably predisposed to liking any movie with magic in its plot unless it's an unequivocal disaster, which The Prestige definitely wasn't.
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"Carter Beats the Devil" is in developement hell, but may see the light of day as a movie.
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The movie was really great. Gave me so much inspiration to learn magic and be a magician.
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I love the part in which the last death takes place (not to give any spoilers) its so awesome
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I didn't like it, really. Maybe because I didn't know it was SciFi. I prefer The Illusionist. Moreover, think that all the tricks done in this film were really done by the magicias at the XVIII-XIX century... wow! It astonish me!

Another film related and not very known can be: "Shade" about cheats at poker and, if you like the theme: "Pickpocket" from a french director. This last one is from the 60's, I believe, hard to find (I watched it with subtitles) but really nice.
"Next" is about a magician (Nicolas Cage) with real powers. Easy to watch.
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6.5 out of 10. It was okay!!
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I really liked the movie, but I think that the Nikola Tesla's part is a little bit fantasious
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On Mar 1, 2015, Javier wrote:
I didn't like it, really. Maybe because I didn't know it was SciFi. I prefer The Illusionist. Moreover, think that all the tricks done in this film were really done by the magicias at the XVIII-XIX century... wow! It astonish me!


The illusionist is the first movie that I have watched on magic and that got me interested to watch other movies on magic. I wish there were a lot more movies about magic like this.
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Saw the prestige again
Actually I thin the tesla part is very real
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This has been one of my favorite movies
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I've watched the Prestige a number of times. I always enjoy the parallel set up in the beginning of the film between the canary and the transported man. One has to die every time you perform. I've also read the book which is different and yet quite fascinating in it's own way. That said, I prefer the Illusionist for the sense of wonder and awe it conveys about magic.
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