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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:08 pm 
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njkid wrote:
I always think about this. we do the imnpossible, so do whatever you can to get there, just dont get caught! its like the old saying, its only illegal if you get caught. Also, the ends, in this case, do justify the means.


i agree.


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As Doc Shiels said about magic in general:

"Magic is about what you can get away with, isn't it?"

For escapologists I heartily recommend some of Norman Bigelow's books on the subject of escape showmanship. He is very much aware of the dichotomy of what you actually do, and how the audience/public perceives it.


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I have an escape that I perform that is similar to this. I've done it seven times before and am scheduled to perform it again toward the end of summer. Similar in concept, but different in approach. In my escape, I'm in a straightjacket, leg irons, locked in a mailbag, and padlocked and/or nailed in a wooden crate, crate is connected to a crane by a thick dock rope. Rope is set on fire, and crate is hoisted 40 feet in the air. I have to escape before the crate crashes to the ground. I have added a twist to my escape as well that works absolutely beautiful. This is not my only escape I do. I have a list of the events on my website....but it's definitely my most booked. I never perform it the same way twice, and I always add more to it, change it up, and keep 'em guessing (for those who have seen me before). :wink:


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Or as Tony 'Doc' Shiels said, "Magic is what you can get away with, isn't it?"

Still, even for an escape illusion to be accepted as an 'escape' by the audience, it must be presented with the proper 'escape psychology.'


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:31 pm 
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im planning on doing a straight jacket escape on the roof of a moving car at a brick wall, twist is that when it hits and explodes i havnt escaped yet but then people turn around and there i am, after they all thought i died


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