posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 08:01 AM
Blaine v Brown
Not sure these two can be compared.
When I first saw Blaines "Street Magic" show, some years ago, I have to admit to being mightly impressed. I hadn't seen such trikery performed in
front people on the streets before. I have to admit to not knowing how he acheives some of his illusions, which is where I remain impressed. However,
I have watched a programme since then which debunked a fair few of his tricks, including the levitation illusion, which I was very disappointed to
see, involved cameras. Now if your watching street magic on TV, I certainly don't expect cameras to assist the Trickster.
Derren Brown, is a very different illusionist. He is willing to show how many of his tricks are acheived, but still keep you gob smacked as to how
exactly he does the others.
He is highly intuitive, and a master of body language, manipulation and minute nuances. Some of what he does relies on the gulabilty of his victims,
sorry I mean't audience.
His taking on of the Chess masters was a classic, but still a trick, just not any easy one to perform.
He has yet to disappoint me.