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A magician (as a 'hand double' for Jim Backus) does a coin roll in "Man of a Thousand Faces" (1957).

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On 2004-10-21 18:22, Dr_Stephen_Midnight wrote:
A magician (as a 'hand double' for Jim Backus) does a coin roll in "Man of a Thousand Faces" (1957).

Steve


I'd forgotten about that! Now THAT was a cool movie! (About as accurate as any "bio" film, but a lot of fun to watch!)
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It's a favorite of mine, too. I'm a big fan of the films of Lon Chaney Sr. He and I were both born on April Fools Day.

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Not a movie but as I used to love "the brady bunch" Peter was doing magic in one episode, Linking rings, passe bottles and a milk trick of some kind... also a large vanishing cabinet..

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In a similar vein, there were episodes with magic on the Munsters, Leave it to Beaver, Matlock, and 7th Heaven. Kirstie Alley played a magicienne on an episode of, (I think) 'The Hitcher'.

Sid Caesar played an old magician who finds a magic deck of cards, from a series called, Amazing Stories.

For movies, there is a kid actor in Stepmom that is a magician. At least one Three Stooges short has a magician, another a hypnotist (Svengarlic).

I have clips from at least one other film that has Dante in it, but I don't know the title of it.

Crimson Tide has a magician, and while I was verifying that, Lookie here kiddies, at what I found!!!

http://www.repromagic.co.uk/resource/movie1.html
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Bewitched had four 'magic' segments:

1) Samantha helps a down-and-out magician.
2) She conjures a 'magician's trunk' to explain the weird things someone witnessed in her house.
3) Uncle Arthur does a birthday party 'magic show' using witchcraft, and accidentally turns a rabbit into Carol Wayne in a Playboy bunny outfit ("No, I said a 'cottontail bunny,' not a 'cocktail bunny'!")
4) Esmerelda tries something similar, with disastrous results. (Note: if you caught it, that segment revealed the squared circle)

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It's a favorite of mine, too. I'm a big fan of the films of Lon Chaney Sr. He and I were both born on April Fools Day.

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I've only ever seen "The Phantom of the Opera" which was on tape without its score. Do you have any idea how boring an actual silent movie is? We ended up putting on a Mozart CD to try and add something to the background... it was hardly "Dark Side of the Rainbow" but occasionally the music would match the mood!
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"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Not a movie but as I used to love "the brady bunch" Peter was doing magic in one episode, Linking rings, passe bottles and a milk trick of some kind... also a large vanishing cabinet..

Jeff


I remember that one, the plot was that Cindy was afraid of magicians, so they thought by making her a magician's assistant, she would get over it. (It's a sign of the times that we didn't wonder why they just didn't teach her some tricks and let HER be the magician!)
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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On 2004-10-22 18:51, Dr_Stephen_Midnight wrote:
It's a favorite of mine, too. I'm a big fan of the films of Lon Chaney Sr. He and I were both born on April Fools Day.

Steve


All I get is Mickey Mouse!
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I heard those Michael Ammar Easy To Master videos have some sort of magic in them.

And the Simpson's has had magic in the episode where Bart and Homer con they're way to fixing their car.

And if anyone remembers that one show where a kid was the apprentice of an actor on comedy central or something. The kid that was learning how to be famous was a magician and performed stuff every once in a while. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the show or the actor that starred in it.

And on a side note the "dude you're getting a dell" guy is a magician as is someone from the Sandlot, I forget who though.
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I've got a copy of Phantom with the tinted scenes and the two-tone technicolor Mad Ball sequence restored.

I also have a copy of Hunchback, both versions of Unholy Three (silent and sound; Chaney's natural voice had a distinct 'gangster' flavor to it, like George Raft's), and TCM's "London After Midnight - the Stills Edition" (a version of the lost classic, using promotion stills to tell the story).

I have also seen "The Unknown."

My collection 'gem,' though, is a non-Chaney film that was originally intended for Chaney: "The Man Who Laughs" with Conrad Veidt and Mary Philbin, complete with the pre-talkies music, sound effect and stray voice soundtrack.

Fun stuff.

I agree that silents NEED music. In order to watch my totally soundless video of Nosferatu (1922), I have to either put on Bach organ music, or Midnight Syndicate.

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I saw a movie on this morning called "Haunted Honeymoon" starring Gene Wilder. There was a scene where a mysterious man comes to the door of this mansion. He performed a dancing cane bit. Very cool to see. Smile
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A television episode of CSI (original... not CSI Mayberry or any other) 2nd or 3rd season has a stage magician that also does a coin vanish to glitter
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I don't think I saw it on here but an episode of X-files Had ricky jay kill himself the whole show was pretty much all about illusions. great episode.
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Some of the TV 'mystery movie' type shows included "magician as villain."

One (a MacMillan & Wife episode?) had a magician kidnapping a woman he was obsessed with.

Another show had a jealous, middle-aged magician rigging an illusion to 'accidentally' electrocute the latest 'pop idol' illusionist, "Oliver Twist" (who looked like Joe Albado [sp] from the second unit of Henning's "The Magic Show").

Also, a Lovecraftian Night Gallery segment had a bunch of disgruntled magi at the reading of a famous magician's will crabbing because the legendary magus had apparently taken his best secrets to the grave with him. A curious, younger magician in the fraternity probed further, finding that the illusionists best effects were accomplished by real, Cthulian magick!

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I'm sure Harry potter has already been mentioned but I watched the latest harry potter DVD the other day. A magic prop was used in taht movie that you might have over looked because the camera didn't really focus on it. It was a scene where harry was going into a saloon wearing his invisible cloak. A guy was sitting at the table readong a book and did the multiplying candles (the hinge type). It only lasted amoment though.

Also, on the bonus DVD you can watch the scenes that they didn't use in the movie. They showed a bunch of kids using magic props. Quite a few of them where using the old dancing hank (Very old method with wire). A couple of kids did the appearing 10 foot straw.


I just happened to see this recently so I thought I'd ad it to the discussion. I have to wait till movies come outn on video/DVD to enjoy them because there's no Closed Caption on theaters.

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I am surprised nobody has mentioned the movie Casino Royale. It has an Asarah levitation performed by Orson Wells.

Julia Roberts does some nice sleight of hand in the movie "I Love Trouble." I was actually in the background in one of the scenes in the movie. Scene was filmed in downtown Chicago the day after I graduated from Navy boot camp. Right near the beginning of the movie when Nick Nolte is in a red convertable.
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Has anybody mentioned Tom Cruise backpalming and producing the disk in Mission: Impossible?

I was about 6 or seven when I first saw that and it just floored me.
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Didn't read thru the thread (sorry!) but how about the Cagney movie about Lon Chaney, Sr., "Man of A Thousand Faces"? Near the beginning of the movie we see Jim Backus (I think it was him) doing a coin roll.

More of a flourish than magic, but that's what I remember most about the movie - except for Chaney's ridiculous looking Phantom make-up.

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A few more I can think of:

"Cousins" starring Ted Danson has John Paterson doing some illusions and magic at a party (I think a wedding reception). The pink sawing in half is a must see! I also think that Shawn Farquhar was a magic consultant for this film.

"The Fly II" has some slight of hand in it. Again, Shawn was the magic consultant for this film.

"Spooky House", starring Ben Kingsley, which Shawn also sells through his website, to put his daughter through university. Smile

I think that Shawn Farquhar has also been magic consultant on many other films, and for some, he remains un-credited (but fully paid! Smile ).

You know you've made it big, when you are listed on the Internet Media Database! (hehehe!): Shawn Farquhar on IMDb.

- Donald

P.S. "Boys will be Boys", with the DeLuise family in it, has Bob Markwood doing some magic at a pool party. (BTW, I didn't drop his name to cause a problem... so the fact that I mention him offends you, I apologize in advance.) Dom DeLuise descibed what happens in the scene to us at an event, a couple of years before the movie was released.
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