Smoke & Mirrors (John Bannon)
- Difficulty Rating: INTERMEDIATE
- Category: CARD MAGIC
- Product Type: DVD
John Bannon is one of the most popular creators of close-up magic. His routines are regularly used by professional and hobbyist magicians. If you don't have a John Bannon routine in your repertoire you are missing out on professional caliber magic that is practical, commercial and fun to perform.
After the tremendous success of John Bannon's Impossibilia video and his best selling book "Smoke & Mirrors" John once again releases some amazing creations. The focus of this program is card magic that is direct, entertaining and never fails to fool. You will love the many easy-to-perform routines with novel premises and high impact.
Routines performed and explained:
►Tattoo You: An easy routine where an initialed selected card matches a prediction. The initials are visually transferred to the prediction and it is given as a souvenir.
►Detour De Force: Two predictions are placed in full view. Two cards are selected and match the predictions in the most unusual way.
►Do The 'Twixt: A playing card is placed in the spectator's hand. Three cards are selected and returned to the deck. You magically cut to three cards. Two are the selections -- the third is not -- because the signed selection is in the spectator's hand.
►Masquerade: A Joker assembly where the jokers vanish from individual packets and appear in a leader packet. As a kicker ending the jokers change into four aces.
►Lessons Are Extra: A gambling demonstration where you apparently teach the techniques of card cheaters and continually deal winning poker hands to yourself.
►Outer Limits: A spectator cuts a small packet of cards and thinks of one of them. You immediately tell them what they are thinking of.
►New Jack City: Two cards are selected and lost in different parts of the deck. The four Jacks then find the selections in an impossible way.
►Timely Departure: A spectator thinks of an hour while three cards are thought of. You name the though-of hour and spread the deck to show that the three selections are the only ones face-up.
►Sheep To The Slaughter: A card cheating demonstration where the four aces are obviously dealt to yourself but when the hand is turned over it is the Royal Flush.
►Call Of The Wild (performance only): A marketed routine where blank cards change to identical aces, four different aces and finally into a Royal Flush.
►Trick Shot Production: A memorable routine that starts out with a selected card and ends with a surprise production.
►Underhanded: A card is selected and then found in full view under an object on the table.
Also explained are the many techniques used to accomplish these miracles. Produced by Meir Yedid Magic (from the A-1 Magicalmedia collection). Original release date: DVD: November 2003, VHS: 1993. Running time: Approximately 90 minutes.
Special DVD Features:
"Last Man Standing" bonus routine performed and explained.
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