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The Illusionist

Postby Demitri » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:36 am



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 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:25 pm

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 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:42 pm

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 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:19 am

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

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Postby ippy903 » Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:30 pm

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

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Postby arkos » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:26 pm

yeah same here :-/

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Another magican movie

Postby archimage » Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:02 pm

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 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:27 pm

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

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Postby GooGooDolls » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:35 pm

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 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:58 pm

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 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:03 am

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 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:06 am

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 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:22 am

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 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:22 am

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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