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Originally posted by callmelucky85
I'm an illusionist in my spare time. Ask me how either David Blaine or Criss Angel does a trick and I can probably tell you. I can perform some of Angel's tricks and most of Blaine's tricks. I personally think Angel's tricks are more innovative.
Originally posted by Umbrax
While this is bumped I'll drop a note that Criss Angel is on Ellen DeGeneres today.
Originally posted by jammerman
I've narrowed it down in my own perception to two possibilities:
1. It's a total and complete illusion for only the end viewers perception. (All hired actors, video editing, etc.)
2. Some of it is supernatural.
I'm personally inclined to believe it's most of 1 with some of 2. He seems to always state sincerely that there is no video editing, that he's never met the people before etc. quite often and on some very very good seemingly supernatural events.
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
Well, jammerman, I totally understand your thinking. I would have agreed with you if not for my having seen three live Copperfield performances. Those nights pretty much eliminated my ability to consider option 1. I was not hired, on the contrary, all three times I paid good money to see the show. And, being that it was live, there was not editting. Copperfield did things that were at least as impossible seeming as Angel does on his show, which I have watched many episodes of. Now, when I watch these guys on tv, (Blaine, Angel, Copperfield), I believe them when they say that there is no camera tricks. Why would they need them when they can do it live, as I have seen myself three times?
But I also know for sure that some of the tricks they perform are sleight of hand, and distraction, and not supernatural. As for Copperfield flying around the arena with a woman in his arms..... that was pretty hard to explain, speaking as an eye witness of it. It was not cables.... but what was it? Dunno.
Originally posted by valkeryie
He drove a car with his eyes totally taped shut. In downtown traffic. Pretty amazing I thought.
Originally posted by mistr_b2
Ha ya that's the same video clip again and it looks like my similar video link was also removed from youtube by criss's watch dogs!After all he sells that video for a hundred dollars on magic sales web sites.