Frances Willard says this trunk
is about all that’s left of the tent
show she worked with her father.
Watch a documentary about women who’ve work in the background as magician’s assistants (and are many times, also the magician’s wife). Continue reading “Women in Boxes – a film about magic assistants”
She knows you’re watching…
As we watch a film we get used to the convention of not acknowledging
that we’re watching a film, which is deceptive in and of itself, since
we are watching, and the filmmakers know that we will be watching, so we are succumbing to the film’s illusion. Continue reading “Watch 54 film clips “break the fourth wall””
You see the city in the background?
It wasn’t really there.
The secrets of the digital city are revealed in this video from Industrial Light and Magic about the special effects illusions of the 2012 The Avengers movie:
Continue reading “Why film in New York to blow up New York?”
Un chien Andalou (1928)
Continue reading “The shocking dog of a film that doesn’t mean anything”
The Illusionist by Sylvain Chomet
I haven’t seen this film – I don’t think it’s been in the US yet – but I liked director Sylvain Chomet’s Triplets of Belleville, and I admire the playful subtlety of the films of Jacques Tati, who wrote this unproduced screenplay years ago as a live-action film for he and his daughter, Sophie Tatischeff. Continue reading “The magical film that restores Jacques Tati to life”
We’re just innocent tourists, yes? Continue reading “How to secretly film in a police state”
"If your aim is life is pursuing truth, one of the things you might want to study is why deception is so common in life." – Eugene Burger
Continue reading “Eugene Burger film “A Magical Vision” on performing meaningful magic”
They used drawings by famous comic book
artist Jack Kirby to enhance the illusion.
How the CIA used Hollywood to smuggle diplomats out of revolutionary Iran:
Continue reading “How a fake science fiction film fooled the Iranians”
Girlfriend Penny does not like being filmed naked. Continue reading “A fake film you’ve never heard of – David Holzman’s Diary”
It’ll take your breath away.