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Postby ZEW_ZZ » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:02 pm



I'm prefer illusionist, don't ask me why hehehe :)

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Postby TylerMason » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:35 am

deanos123 wrote:when he is vanishing that ball, whilst in prison, then he drops it. Is that a spongeball effect/routine that he does?


Not really - the ball is made of rubber for a start, and if you watch it again you'll notice the point of dropping it was to mis-direct the guard, who ends up locked in one of Borden's leg irons.

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Postby superninjadelux » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:28 am

ZEW_ZZ wrote:I'm prefer illusionist, don't ask me why hehehe :)

prestige ftw :wink:

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Postby planetrock » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:19 pm

Just watched this again over the weekend. :D

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Postby Calaith » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:43 am

I love this film so much, it's actually what really started my interest in performing magic. The sleight of hand performed by Bale is simple, subtle, but totally convincing and made me think: 'woa...I'd love to be able to vanish a card like that!" So there you go.

A few points of interest at the first post:

I laughed when he said Christian Bale's accent was convincing. A natural accent generally is very convincing, and his put on american accent in his american films seems to be even more so! :)

I imagined that there would be a few people out there upset about the reveals in the movie. (Don't forget the bullet catch, which would have been great to do to a modern audience with a modern clip gun or revolver instead.) But as the first poster said, to a modern audience to stay interested there needed to be a few reveals in there.

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Postby TheStoner » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:41 pm

Awesome film and love the Tesla bits (and not just 'cos that's also the name of a rockin' band from the USA).

The panning shot over all the top hats is a cinema classic moment...

By the way, does anyone know where I can get a large top hat on the cheap?

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Postby heronjester » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:45 pm

TheStoner wrote:Awesome film and love the Tesla bits (and not just 'cos that's also the name of a rockin' band from the USA).

The panning shot over all the top hats is a cinema classic moment...

By the way, does anyone know where I can get a large top hat on the cheap?


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Postby TheStoner » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:22 pm

Yes - thanks for the suggestions! Everyone should have a top hat.

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Postby Ky1eNewton » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:24 pm

This was probally one of my favourite films at one time (Until I watched 21), the plot is very clever and concise and I did end up buying the dvd as I enjoyed it so much.

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Postby Mr Ben » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:14 am

Superbly directed - although Caine stole the show for me.

A little bit of trivia too; as both are very methodist in their acting technique, Michael Weber actually came in to teach some of the rope's to Bale and Jackman, along with other cast members I'm sure.


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Postby Reverend Tristan » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:02 am

Ky1eNewton wrote:This was probally one of my favourite films at one time (Until I watched 21


I haven't watched this as I loved the book bringing down the house far too much :D

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Postby mrgoat » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:02 pm

Ky1eNewton wrote: (Until I watched 21),


If you haven't read the book, I urge you to. *So* much better than the film.

Bringing Down The House

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bringing-Down-H ... 534&sr=8-2

And then you can read his other books. :)

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Postby RobMagus » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:39 pm

Bringing Down the House -is- a brilliant book. But we digress!

I watched The Prestige twice in theatres and many more times on DVD. I actually think it might be one of the greatest depictions of obsession ever put to film.

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Postby Mandrake » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:08 pm

The Prestige is being shown on UK BBC2 on Sunday February 20th, 10pm.

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Postby stardust » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:12 pm

Mandrake wrote:The Prestige is being shown on UK BBC2 on Sunday February 20th, 10pm.


And The Illusionist has just been on and we have Saturday night magic shows again recently. Is it just me, or is there an upsurge of interest in all things magical recently?

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