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Postby Madison » Wed May 03, 2006 12:49 am

Never gone out of my way to see anything of his, but I have caught a few shows. Very interesting illusions, and maybe I'll have to tune in on the 8th to see this one. :-?

My mother was a big David Copperfield fan. Does he still do "magic"? :-?
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed May 03, 2006 9:09 am

Madison wrote:Never gone out of my way to see anything of his, but I have caught a few shows. Very interesting illusions, and maybe I'll have to tune in on the 8th to see this one. :-?

My mother was a big David Copperfield fan. Does he still do "magic"? :-?


yeah, i saw him a few years ago where he "transported himself and members of the audience to Aruba" or something...pretty sure he just went in the basement behind a green-screen.

i know there's explanations for all the "magic" they do, but it's still pretty cool to watch sometimes
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Postby knapplc » Wed May 03, 2006 9:21 am

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Madison wrote:Never gone out of my way to see anything of his, but I have caught a few shows. Very interesting illusions, and maybe I'll have to tune in on the 8th to see this one. :-?

My mother was a big David Copperfield fan. Does he still do "magic"? :-?


yeah, i saw him a few years ago where he "transported himself and members of the audience to Aruba" or something...pretty sure he just went in the basement behind a green-screen.

i know there's explanations for all the "magic" they do, but it's still pretty cool to watch sometimes


That’s the real point here. Nobody thinks Blaine or Copperfield are the second coming of the Tooth Fairy. What I like about Blaine’s stuff (his bizarre personality aside) is that I can’t readily figure most of it out. I’ve been around the block a few hundred times when it comes to television and special effects by now. Anything that I can’t figure out on the first or second go-around is welcome at this point.
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Postby squawkya24 » Mon May 08, 2006 10:54 pm

Well Blaine couldn't pull it off. He got up to around 7 and a half minutes or so and then they had to pull him out. What a joke. :-b
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Postby mweir145 » Mon May 08, 2006 10:58 pm

squawkya24 wrote:Well Blaine couldn't pull it off. He got up to around 7 and a half minutes or so and then they had to pull him out. What a joke. :-b

7 minutes wow..That's still really impressive, I still can't see how the human body can take that kind of punishment.. :-[
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Postby squawkya24 » Mon May 08, 2006 11:06 pm

I agree that is really crazy. If you watched it you could see his hands were so wrinkled that the skin was peeling off and deteriorating. He stayed under water continuously for the longest time ever.
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Postby knapplc » Mon May 08, 2006 11:28 pm

Nine minutes is ridiculous. I would have been totally amazed if he could have pulled that off.

I wonder if he'll have any lasting damage from this. Sounds like his body was really starting to break down.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Tue May 09, 2006 1:15 am

"David Blaine your magic is real and i belive in you."

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Postby JTWood » Tue May 09, 2006 2:32 am

I understand he's an illusionist, and I don't believe for a second that he's actually going to hold his breath for 9 minutes, but I always wonder something about the "stunts" he pulls: Why? Fame, publicity, blah, blah, blah. The things he choses are not interesting, so a) why does he pick them, and b) why do people care?

I liked him better when he was just doing his street magic.

EDIT: I'm guessing, from reading the posts, that he did the hold-his-breath thing and failed at 9 minutes.
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Postby eftda » Tue May 09, 2006 2:56 am

7 min was crazy!
My friend and I tried to go as long as we could while he did this thing. I could only manage 1 min 3 sec, while she went 1 min and 20 sec.
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