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David Blaine: Street Magic (1997)

In this show David Blaine amazes people with his magic and use of optical illusions. There are no gimmicks, rules, or tricks just pure talent.

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David Blaine (uncredited)
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Blaine ... Himself
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward O'Blenis ... Himself
Deion Sanders Deion Sanders ... Himself
Emmitt Smith ... Himself
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In this show David Blaine amazes people with his magic and use of optical illusions. There are no gimmicks, rules, or tricks just pure talent.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

David Blaine - Universul magiei See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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If You Want Me To Stay
Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone
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Good low-key, clever show
16 March 2007 | by caa821See all my reviews

A lot of these types of tricks and illusions are similar to those done by Chris Angel, also an excellent, younger illusionist/magician. I enjoy both, and saw this program recently for the second time in a few years.

As with Angel, I enjoy this type of close-up magic, done in public, more than the elaborate illusions involving being submerged, buried, etc.

And Blaine's quiet, low-key (almost laconic, at times) style is an interesting contrast to Angel's more frenetic pace and personality - but their differences work well for each.

As he completed the card-switching trick with running back Smith in the Dallas Cowboys' locker room, and later did a similar switch with one of the coaches, and then and

another man with his friends on the street - you could get a sense of what he was doing with the cards. The result was Smith having two black aces where he thought he had the two red queens, and similarly (with different card sequences but the same results for the other men).

You had a sense as he moved the original two cards, and then posed the question for the participant to concentrate and be assured as to which of the original cards on top or bottom within his grasp (only one card was used with the coach) ---- of his succeeding with his movements in making the switch, but this made the trick all the more interesting. We all know there was no "magic" or extrasensory power which caused the switch, and knowing his precise sleight-of-hand was responsible made it completely, and all-the-more, fascinating.

Some have suspected that camera cutaways or splicing sequences instead of all tricks being done without pause as depicted are part of the presentation. This is always possible, but in the sequence where the chosen card appears in the little girl's back pocket, as he sits at a lunch table with her and her mother - it seems impossible as revealed, to be possible legitimate. All seemed to be done in sequence, with no camera tricks or interruptions. If the others were in any way confederates, the mother is a better actress than Meryl Streep, and the girl superior to Shirley Temple at her best.

But, whatever, the guy is deft, clever, and with so many performers in every genre so loud and frenetic, I find his low-key approach an enhancement to enjoying his work.


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