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MagicBlazer65
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Just published in English this new effect of mine on Lybrary.com...
What is "The INUSUAL...SUSPECTS"?

An effect of mentalism, possible from a distance (in a video chat or even just on the phone), whose story is very loosely inspired by the movie "The Unusual Suspects" and in which the spectator is asked to choose five random cards from the deck. They will represent the suspects of a major bank robbery. Only one will be the real culprit. Despite the free arrangement of the cards and the various shuffles of face-up and face-down cards, in the end the mentalist will always succeed to guess all of these:

a) in which position is the “offender's card”;
b) whether his card is placed face up or face down and...;
c) whether the spectator has secretly chosen to lie or not during his "testimony".

Key Points:

1. Fully self-working and hands-off;
2. Simple and perfect to perform in any situation, including a phone call or remote chat, e.g. with Zoom,
Google Meet etc. etc.;
3. The performer at no time needs to see the cards;
4. The viewer decides freely and without communicating whether to lie every time or always tell the
truth in answering the questions asked;
5. The mentalist, in most cases (60%), will ask only 3 simple questions to the viewer: always and only if
he sees the "guilty" card at that moment, arriving in the worst case to request it for the fourth and
last time;
6. At the end the performer will be able to recognize not only the position and the side (face up or face
down) of the card, but also whether the spectator has secretly decided to lie or not;
7. The effect works 100% of the time;
8. A visual and immediate method is explained to the illusionist, but very deceptive for the public,
which makes the effect impossible to reconstruct.

Available here:
https://www.lybrary.com/the-unusual-suspects-p-924533.html

Also available in Italian language, "Gli INSOLITI... SOSPETTI", completely re-edited in a new version with improved layout, graphics and pictures,,,:
https://www.lybrary.com/gli-insoliti-sospetti-p-924430.html
https://www.lybrary.com/biagio-fasano-m-177056.html
https://www.penguinmagic.com/magician/biagio-fasano
All my magic e-Books and Video Downloads at Lybrary.com & PenguinMagic.com
hcs
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Again Biagio Fasano published an effect of mentalism, possible from a distance. I love his R.E.A.C.T. reloaded and the "to lie or not to lie" plot. I will give it a try.
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English translation of the italian review, written by the italian Mentalist Alberto Bassino, on www.Prestigiazione.it:

"Biagio Fasano contributes to the diffusion of the Art of Magic by sharing an effect from his very interesting repertoire. "Gli insoliti sospetti" is presented as a well presented pdf and clear in the exposition and a video performance (a "home-made" performance and only by way of explanation).

.. The pdf is well structured, and the effect is quite interesting.the pdf is well structured, and the effect is nevertheless quite interesting.
Beyond these technical shortcomings the pdf is well structured, and the effect is nevertheless quite interesting. It consists of a few classic mentalism games fused together and presented with only five cards. In detail the game allows you to know if a spectator has been sincere or a liar and to find a different card among the 5 after a series of shuffles and questions (a kind of table kurutsuke).

The principle on which it is based will surely interest many, and the more creative will be able to apply it to different situations and effects; moreover you can perform the effect completely turned around or blindfolded without ever manipulating the pack of cards!

Like many effects using this kind of principles, it could be repetitive in the hands of a performer who has little control over the scene, so it will require a lot of work on the script, but once you know how to manage possible downtime you will be able to present a completely impossible effect in any situation (5 cards or business cards take up no room in your pockets).

In conclusion: although the framework may be a bit rough, it is certainly an effect that will satisfy many palates and that I recommend to stumble upon in order both to master a versatile principle and to be ready in a variety of situations to show two mentalism effects with very few props and no apparent explanation."

https://www.prestigiazione.it/wp/gli-ins......-fasano/
https://www.lybrary.com/biagio-fasano-m-177056.html
https://www.penguinmagic.com/magician/biagio-fasano
All my magic e-Books and Video Downloads at Lybrary.com & PenguinMagic.com
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