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David Blaine: Street Magic (1996)

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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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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4 November 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've heard quite a lot of fuss over David Blaine. Sure he is a magnificent show-performer, entertainer and indeed magician - no question he is as big as his self-publising machine promotes himself to be. And he also has Uri Geller and Micheal Jackson as his friends. Whether that's a good thing or not is up to you.

Anyway, I'm not sure what to make of street magic. Sure it is amazing, and sure its totally different to the magic shows of Copperfield, etc but there's something quite not right. Its the editing. How many times does the camera cut between each shot or trick? If he were as good as he says he is he wouldn't need slick cutting.

There's also a problem that the camera focuses in, out or intersplices reactions from the crowd with different shots...I question what I see on the screen. And I think that's a good thing.

Anyway, its good entertainment...but its all down to the editing.


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