posted on Jun, 28 2013 @ 07:49 AM
reply to post by Darth_Prime
How many magicians have you viewed?
I've known a handful that do it as their livelihood. But I've been fascinated it since I was a kid, had magic kits, did some of my own, grew out of
it, etc. But, always stayed fascinated by it, especially when I can't figure out all of it the first time I see it. That's when I really enjoy an
illusion. I also enjoy the process of figuring it out.
whilst i may concur that none were entertaining, none of them utilized a Svengali deck
Can't imagine what makes you say that. Certainly is one of the easiest ways to ensure they pick the right card, and wouldn't be hard to duplicate each
of the tricks with one. Curious to hear your theory.... There are other decks one could use as well.
i will say that through the advancements of technology, magic is viewed more archaic, and many times not given it's proper R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
likewise with urge many people have to 'expose' how a trick is allegedly done, again that is why you see less and less of the Superstar conjurors shy
away from Television, and what is filtered to the top may be the less than stellar performers
I can certainly appreciate a well done and performed illusion. Knowing or guessing how it is done, is part of the fun for my, but it doesn't diminish
my appreciation and respect for the illusionist. I have seen some pretty excellent illusionists on AGT in years past though, and these 3 acts were
basically the same trick, and a variation on an old, worn, and fairly well-known one.
Some tech advancements can really further magic though. Look at Copperfield's flying illusion, where computers control the wires, making it seem like
he's floating in air. Pretty nice illusion (though sucks on TV, as you can occasionally see the wires with the lighting, if you look hard enough). On
stage though, it would be magical.
Remember those specials that came out, with the masked magician revealing some basic ideas? That really revealed a bit too much if you ask me. By
doing so, the claim was to further the art, but by revealing most of the basics, the specials kind of called out nearly ALL of the main concepts that
form the framework of most illusions.
edit on 28-6-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)