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« on: October 05, 2005, 16:32:45 »

Does he use?  Does anyone know about what practices he has studied?
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2005, 22:26:35 »

i know that most of his tricks are fake because i can do them to......the art of illusion is beautiful,  but if you trully believe he is using magick then tell me examples of why you think it.  By the way...i know how he does the levitation and i have done it and scared people (its an illusion) on the other hand Criss Angels levitation is quite impressive.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2005, 00:44:08 »

He uses street magick, great for grafting wallets and getting several book deals and Discovery Channel specials.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2005, 15:37:37 »

I have heard many times he uses tricks of the eyes.  However some on the tricks, I cant see how he does it.  When he told a lil girls mom to pick a card, she did then gave it back to david blane.  He he mixed it in the card deck and then told the lil girl to reach in her pocket and the card was there.  How could that be an illuision?
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2005, 01:41:32 »

plus standing on a post for 2 days has to atleast give him credit for extended mental and physical focus.
but i think a lot of his stuff could be learned by anyone
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2005, 03:24:42 »

A lot of Blaine's stuff has to do with a variety of tricks.  And yes, he does have extremely good mental focus and physical awareness!

The thing with the card, you saw on TV.  You have to remember, he knew he was making a show for broadcast.  The television viewer was the main audience, so anyone that was not in your living room was potentially a part of the act!  Something like this is usually the product of one of two things, reverse pickpocketing, or planting, or the plants were the girl and her mother as well.

With something like this, you must be careful to watch what someone is NOT drawing attention to.  If the person makes a show of what is happening with the hands, pay attention to the legs, if they are showing only one hand, pay attention to the "inactive" one.  That is usually where the graft happens.

Kind of like the levitation trick.  When you see him just a few inches off the ground, the camera's perspective is behind and a few feet to one side, or doesn't show his feet.  That is because only one leaves the ground, the one that isn't completely seen is on tiptoe!  When you see him a few feet of the ground, that is only done on TV, and those who act so surprised are in on the trick.  The "trick" in this case involves a small crane, fine-wire harnesses that aren't easily seen on camera with low lighting, and a jacket to cover the harness, notice how he only floats feet off the ground when someone loans him a coat?

Trust me on this, my uncle is a street magician, so I have an inside, plus the DVD set of Discovery Channel specials Blaine did.  One of the extras was a behind the scenes thing.

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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2005, 21:49:22 »

I agree that david blane has a strong mental/physical focus but many people would be prepared to train themselves up before siting in a box for a month or however long it was for a few million$$$.
He is a conjurer, when he was on a talkshow/live all he could do was stick a needle through part of hand.
If you like this sort of stuff and want to learn to play it on your mates look out for a guy called Derren Brown/Mind Control series now he is a clever chappy!!!.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2005, 03:15:08 »

i have done illusions such as having someone picking a card and then we go throught the deck and their card isnt there but inside of their wallet.....very easy and very effective........also another way of fake levitation is taking one foot out of a show....also very effective.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2005, 17:48:17 »

I agree about the fact it is easier to do these kind of tricks when you are not live because people could be "in" on the trick.  However he has done I believe 3 movies now with numerous people in them.  Not one of them has come forward or "snitched" about being in on the trick.  I have read about the levitation thing and know how you can do it by only lifting one foot.  But  What about all of the other tricks he does that no one can explain?  
You type david blane in on google and get how (or how people think) he did that trick.  

I am just curious where he learned how to do all these tricks and so effectively.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2005, 01:36:45 »

Like what trick, specifically?  Like I said, I have access to a street magician at all times, all I need to do is place a call.  If he knows the trick, I can get the inside on it.

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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2005, 16:59:52 »

Well I would like to know he bit a quarter in half on then spit it out.  Also how to tell what card someone picked, like he will say pick a card now think about the card.  And he looks at the person then says what card they picked.
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2005, 02:22:17 »

First one, the biting a quarter in half, trick quarter that is palmed until he gets the "mark" to give him a real quarter.  He exchanges the quarters to where he is presenting the fake as the real.  Bite off the half that is top side up, then, spit it back on, and magnetics do the rest.  Most hobby shops that sell basic magic tricks sell this one.

The second is even easier.  Marked cards, or he has an assistant standing behind the "mark" and subtle facial clues that tell the magician the card held are used.

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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2005, 00:52:49 »

in david Blains book he explains alot
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2005, 17:33:15 »

what is the book called?
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2005, 18:01:51 »

How do you explain the part where he revives the dead bird found in the park ?
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2005, 02:19:31 »

Never saw or heard of that one.  Would have to see it.  Since it is really hard to train a bird to "play dead" and stay on the ground, I would have to assume camera tricks.

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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2005, 22:21:03 »

You should really check out Criss Angel's stuff. He's amazing, the stuff he does is like exaggerated so that it doesn't look fake. Like his levitation's are like 5 feet high. And he also levitates other people, random people on the street. Once he was leaning backwards almost parallel to the ground, on one foot, and he made someone pass a stick all the way around him.
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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2005, 22:38:37 »

The bird trick is something to do with lightly drugging a bird so it is knocked out for a few minutes, I guess warmth from the hands helps revive it.

He revives a fly too, which involve swatting a fly just hard enough to stun it, then puts it somwhere - picks it up looking dead. Blows on it to help bring it back to it's senses and lets it fly off.
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2005, 21:09:52 »

Apothecaries, of course ! I must be on drugs not to have thought of that.
Thnx Mister.

Any thoughts on whether that Angel-Freak is really predicting national lottery numbers on radio & winning roulette at casino ?
Camera tricks are one thing but surely gaming officials aren't game ?!
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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2006, 05:42:22 »

none of u guys heard of trick decks??
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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2006, 20:26:21 »

What's happened to David Blaine anyway, he hasn't been on the go for ages, not in the UK at least.
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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2006, 23:31:19 »

Here is an old thread on him:

http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14876&highlight=blaine

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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2006, 02:41:15 »

wow, David blaine just pulled out this chick's teeth. Both canines, how did he do that, idk, but omg, that's strange. He then replaced them by blowing them out of his hand, and they reappeared in here mouth. I know how he pulled them out i think, by stimulating a nerve above the tooth maybe, but get them back in, explain that.
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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2006, 04:01:47 »

I think he put some kind of prosthetic device (like they use in movie makeup) over her teeth, which melted away in her mouth. Either that, or she spit it out and they didn't show it.
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« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2006, 10:44:58 »

I'll believe that guy only when he eats his own head right in front of me.
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