One of the performers on the show, PC Sorcar,
was honored years later on an Indian postage stamp.
The comedian Ernie Kovacs, who does his own versions of tricks between the guest magicians from around the world, hosted this 1957 magic show called "Festival of Magic". Continue reading “Watch an entire magic TV special from 1957”
And yes, it does work with other faces besides Einstein. Continue reading “Watch Einstein’s face poke out”
Seeing this kinetic clock as a still
image does not reveal its power.
It was created by Swedish design studio Humans Since 1982. Continue reading “Watch this hypnotic artwork “A Million Times””
He uses nail clippers as a lock pick.
So, are criminals made, or born that way? Parents secretly film their son breaking into his sister’s room. Continue reading “Watch a deceptive two-year-old thief”
This cane is considered invaluable
to collectors of movie memorabilia. Continue reading “Watch a comedian make a big mistake”
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””
From the TV program Marketplace, an investigative consumer show from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Continue reading “Watch Out for the Seven Sins of the Marketplace”
Eric LeClerc and his funky floating chicken
Where do magicians get the magic tricks they perform?
Well, think about people who perform music. Continue reading “Watch 40 magic tricks in 4 minutes”
The "New Official Films" present
"Magicians of India"
Continue reading “Watch Indian street magicians perform in 1947”
Either we die, or we slowly get older.
There’s a sequence at the end of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey where the astronaut Dave Bowman gets older and older. Continue reading “Watch a girl imperceptibly get older”