Posts Tagged ‘Magicians’


“I was in the lounge.  I heard you drowning.  I finished my tea and scones and came immediately.” Woody Allen has made some great films and he’s made some stinkers, but he is a man who consistently cranks films out year after year. In 2006, his film “Scoop” happened to have a stage magician in…

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The Illusionist

“They don’t seem to think it’s a trick.” 2006 was quite the year for movies about stage magicians, and as our series continues, we’ve decided to focus solely on the 3 films dealing with prestidigitation that came out that year. Neil Burger’s The Illusionist came out a few months before Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, but…

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The Prestige

“The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything.” Right after the amazing success of Batman Begins and right before the brilliance of The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan switched gears completely and made a fascinating period piece about two rival magicians duking it out to be the best. The Prestige wasn’t…

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