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The Illusionist

Postby Demitri » Feb 10th, '06, 09:36



Looking around on IMDB.com I came a cross a movie called The Illusionist - which is supposed to come out this year.

It's a period piece set in the Victorian era in Vienna. What sounds really interesting is it centers on an illusionist (played by Edward Norton). It also has Paul Giamatti in it. These three bits of info alone make it sound promising.

Has anyone heard anything else regarding this movie?

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Postby Shawn74 » Feb 11th, '06, 21:25

They haven't found a distributer for the film yet, but it was supposedly a hot property at Sundance Film Festival, so it shouln't take to long for it to be in the theaters.

Also they are working on a movie called The Prestige with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as rival magicians during the turn of the century.

Seems that magic may be back in the main stream again.

I'll see if I can find the clips for The Illusionist that they have released. When I do I will post them here

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Postby Shawn74 » Feb 11th, '06, 21:42

http://www.trailerdownload.net/download ... railer=942

Here's the link to the 3 clips that are from The Illusionist

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Postby Demitri » Feb 12th, '06, 01:19

Cool. Can't wait to check those clips out. Thanks Shawn!

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Postby ippy903 » Mar 20th, '06, 19:30

I cant see the trailers.. is it possible to re-link? thanks

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Postby arkos » Mar 20th, '06, 22:26

yeah same here :-/

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Another magican movie

Postby archimage » Mar 22nd, '06, 19:02

I also did a check on IMDB and found a movie called "The Great Buck Howard." The movie is about a magician/illusionist who is in decline and his assistant seek to invigorate his career. The movie stars Colin Firth, Tom Hanks, and Kevin Kline.

If you check other movie sites, you'll find additional information that Tom Hank's son plays the assistant and Tom plays his disapproving father. Overall sounds promising.

I'm currently coordinating with local theaters to get them to pay magicians from our magic club (IBM) to come out and perform for crowds as they wait to get in the movie. So far, I've been getting good vibes from both the theaters, magic club, and the local magic shop. Bottom line it will get good publicity for our club and the magic shop.

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Postby Lucifered » Mar 24th, '06, 21:27

Sounds pretty good...! That Norton guy is cool.. :D

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Postby GooGooDolls » Apr 3rd, '06, 22:35

there is also the War Magician which is a movie there making to to heres the link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386109/

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Postby Demitri » Apr 3rd, '06, 22:58

That sounds really cool. I've watched a few history channel specials on Jasper Maskelyne. The things he did during the war were genius.

This seems like a really nice trend on the rise. Lots of movies dealing with magic!

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Postby GooGooDolls » Apr 4th, '06, 03:03

I excited to I think I know what masklyne did during that time that was so deception but helped alot of people out.

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Postby pdjamez » Apr 4th, '06, 03:06

GooGooDolls wrote:there is also the War Magician which is a movie there making to to heres the link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386109/


Mmm, this one has been in production for a very long time. Last I heard Tom Cruise was the lead, but that was about 4 years ago. Heres hoping though. :wink:

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Postby GooGooDolls » Apr 4th, '06, 07:22

i've just noticed it thought it was brand new guess it won't be out for a couple years more

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Re: The War Magician

Postby Mandrake » Dec 29th, '15, 12:22

GooGooDolls wrote:there is also the War Magician which is a movie there making to to heres the link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386109/


After many, many moons there is some movement - see sutra476582.php#p476582

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