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Chris Becker
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They correspond to what I want to be as a magician.
... no matter if you like them, but
... excellent technique and infinite dedication, excessive passion ... that's what makes you an artist.

So far, only David C. has reached that level of passion and emotion and Richard Ross was very close to a perfect manipulator.

Combine them both and we'll have the perfect magician.

What do you think?
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I think you're right, and I admire you both for recognizing the situation and for aspiring to it.
You are, indeed, a credit to magic.
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Although I agree with your theory, you have to realize that in the world of acting there are many entertainers who are just as dedicated and, maybe, just as talented, but have not gotten that one choice role. The same holds true in magic and any other entertainment field. I meet magicians all day that are extremely talented and dedicated to their art form yet no one has ever heard of them. So, I guess, it's good to use role models, but don't forget the unsung heroes who battle in the trenches everyday while the general gets all the glory.
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Here is a great topic that I think should be shown for those who haven't been here for long.

Very interesting.

This brings about a question in my mind. Does having "enough" money allow for more devotion to an art?

By this I mean, that if you have the finances, you can spend more time developing your art. You also need support from family and friends (this includes patience from them as well).
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I agree with mrbilldentertainer(you need to get a name that's easy to type, lol). If you have a regular job and no money you wont have the time nor the resources that a well payed proffesional magician would have. If you don't agree with me think about David Copperfeild working at Mcdonalds 12 hours a day, I don't think he would of made such an impact, on the other hand as long as you have good ideas and a true inner passion it doesn't matter what your financial status is.
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On 2005-10-14 18:44, mrbilldentertainer wrote:
This brings about a question in my mind. Does having "enough" money allow for more devotion to an art?

By this I mean, that if you have the finances, you can spend more time developing your art. You also need support from family and friends (this includes patience from them as well).


I guess it's Yes and No. There were many starving artists that were discovered... some after death... so having no money did not stop them from continuing their art form. Stephen King wrote his first two books on a little typewriter that sat on his lap, in a trailer home, after he came home from working in a laudromat. It's very possible to be creative when you don't have resources. Some would say that having to struggle to make some money makes you creative... it has, at times, for me.

But having said that, it would be great to have a pool of money so you don't have to worry about getting a regular job to survive. When I moved to Hollywood in 2000 I came with a small inheritance and it was a great feeling to know I could dedicate all my time to making my film and not worry about doing some 9 to 5 job to survive.

I think it all depends on the person... someone who is creative and wants to do certain things in life will probably do so no matter what situation they are in.

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Absolutely. Having "enough" money allows you to devote much more time to what it is that you desire. Be it golf, tennis or magic. If you do not have to worry about finances then that allows more dedication and direction to what it is you want to attain. It would also allow you to create opportunities for yourself. Now bear in mind that all off this assumes that you have at least a small amount of talent in the area in which you wish to succeed. Without the smallest amount of talent all the finances in the world will not help you arrive at your goal. Be it in golf, tennis or magic.
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