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Michael Rubinstein
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Bertini appeared on Penn and Teller Fool Us, and performed one of his signature routines - the Black Hole. Great job by Giacomo!
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Darn it, missed it! He is an amazing coin man, bar none. I can remember when you first introduced us here as to his wonderful abilities and works. He must’ve thrown a wicked curve ball in his version of the Black Hole to fool them. Regardless, it’s great for a world audience to see his brand of clever coin magic. Bravo!😁
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Here it is for those who missed it...
https://youtu.be/QFi9WGkSzxY
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Rattle purse 2.0 now available! PM me for details!
New FOUR hour Penguin Live lecture TWO with 23 NEW routines, available for download at: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/7338
Penguin Live lecture One is THREE hours long, and contains 18 coin effects! Available as a dvd or download from Penguin at http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/5960
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Thanks Doc, that was just wonderful. And I agree with Penn & Teller, that no one is doing this stuff at any higher level than Giacomo...Just amazing! Smile
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Wonderful refreshing coin work here- wow
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I liked a lot, however I think he packed too much magic in a small slot of time and the speed did not allow time to appreciate some of the vanishes and appearance of the coins as it should be. Also I think he uses a sleight to show the hand is empty several times and at that close range it becomes more obvious.

All said an enjoyable routine for a Roth’s idea.

Is his book available in the US, and what is the level of the techniques explained. I assume not easy...
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Been out for a month or more now. I would say, based on the CD ROM he put out some years back, it will not be easy or beginner stuff. Only a guess though, I did not get this book.
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Ciao everyone and thanks!!
Thanks to Mike and Marion for the kind words! As Mike knows, working in that show is challenging from many points of view, because you feel the weight of responsibility, however I am very happy because the production is very good, and they are concentrated because all the participants have a positive result, and I I can say that I am happy!
As you know, my magic is not meant to completely fool magicians, because I, like Mike, don't use gimmiks or special coins, but everything is ordinary and it's just the skill, so it's not easy to fool everyone. And I knew Penn & Teller was not easy to fool them, but the important thing is that as you saw from their words they said they really appreciated, and the public too, and this is the most important thing for me. It really is not a competition but a show to promote magicians, and they try to do it in the best way!
Paul maybe you're right, the speed was sometimes excessive, but I wanted to do and show many things, even some new ones, so maybe it was too much together, but the time I had available to perform was not much! You know I don't get to come to America every day to perform! But at this point I think that this current routine is complete and if I put it on the DVD you will be able to fully enjoy it! Thanks for your quote!
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This was wonderful to watch - very well done sir.
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This is a great routine and fun to watch. The expression of bewilderment on Tellar's face just shows how much he enjoyed being fooled, meanwhile Penn was burning your hands with a flamethrower. I agree, it seems you have to create some mechanical marvel to fool them and win. Fantastico.....and I have you book as well Smile
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I happened to have the TV on and I saw this routine. My dad was watching with me, and he’s very analytical, likes to pick things apart to figure out how they’re done, etc. He doesn’t do magic but knows a lot because I test stuff on him all the time. When he watched your performance he didn’t care about how it was done, he just thought it was beautiful.
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On Aug 30, 2019, ryanshaw9572 wrote:
I happened to have the TV on and I saw this routine. My dad was watching with me, and he’s very analytical, likes to pick things apart to figure out how they’re done, etc. He doesn’t do magic but knows a lot because I test stuff on him all the time. When he watched your performance he didn’t care about how it was done, he just thought it was beautiful.


Thanks Ryan! And say to your father, please, I'm glad he enjoyed it!!


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Ciao Giacomo!

I, for one, think you FOOLED Penn & Teller.

When someone is fooled, but does not want to show it,
they smile.
Teller AND Penn(!) looked like frozen politicians at a baby kissing rally.
I don't believe they had,...HAVE, the slightest clue.

In the end, Penn said, "David Roth."
So, I ask YOU,
while you are here,...
or any one else ('in the know'):
Just how much 'David Roth' was in your routine?

I thank you for your thoughts..
I thuroughly enjoyed your Performance.
Simply....'wOw'.
Gallagher

p.s.: I would bet,
after watching the performance,
David Roth started going through his books and videos,
....to see how HE did it! 🙃
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I love Bertini. For real. He is an incredible innovator. But I think we can learn something from this too. Often, a creator of a new principle may use it too much, especially if it uses quick hand movements. Yet his principles and moves are gold. To me, his moves would be best applied to most of our magic by using some of the "empty hand " displays as impossible subtleties in a routine. In other words, not using the trump moves too much, but throwing them in when we need to throw them off with a killer move or two.

But it of course depends on what actually works for you and your audiences.
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There is no doubt Penn and Teller are biased. The main problem with Bertini's performance is that Bertini is not a friend of theirs.
Mb217
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Good observations here. Smile

I also think that it's hard to actually fool them with coin magic, as they know the basic mechanics of things within the background of expert SOH. The performances may be artful, but also may not fool them. Of course it will fool everyone else, as it did telling by audience response to Bertini's every move in what was a beautiful performance. After David Roth's appearance & win, beyond their more so deep respect for his contributions to the art, they were not "fooled" by him, as they even mentioned that they had read all his books, of which most coin guys and many closeup magicians have. So, that was the heads-up for most coin workers that it's going to be hard row to tow, to win doing that sort of magic, though some have won with it at times.

But more importantly than whether you win or not, is the fact that the show showcases a variety of magicians to the world in a highly rated way. These guys & gals go on to a heightened marketing as to their professional careers. I mean, it's fun to win the little trophy and all (and I've had friends that have won and not won) but just by being on the show you truly get so much more, as to an exposure of your fine magic that is really priceless, and I would think really pays off for you as to bookings and increased recognition. I remain proud of every effort on that show, especially from our neck of the woods here. Smile
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