First of all--Blain said this on the Radio--Criss does mention this. No one was contesting it at the time. It is more then likely that Criss in fact is the one telling the truth since a lot of people heard the radio program, whether or not links are available.
Well first of all, spell the man's name right, it's Blaine, not Blain, give some respect, I don't spell Angel A-N-G-L-E. Second, like that other guy already said, there is no proof Blaine had ever denounce Angel. Especially since he went to see and supported Angel on one of stunts. Angel on the other hand had publicly denounced and challenged Blaine. What's wrong with that, well first of all magic is not a competition. Second, if it wasn't for Blaine paving the way, Angel wouldn't be where he's at.
You can't get closer since the crowds are huge and its for security reasons. Unless of course you think that some of the Police force and Fox Tv who were very close was also in on this 'conspiracy' of making Criss Angel into a great magician.
I belive there was no stooges or camera editing for that, it's a stage act, Houdini have been doing stuff like this 100 years ago. But why doesn't he just stick with stuff like this, I've already mentioned I'm impressed with his levitation, why does he have to be bigger and better by cheating? Like I said before, he's a stage magician trying to be a street magician, that's a stage act, leave it for the stage.
Now we are judging 'real' by what see and how we think people should react? If we are consistent then let us keep splitting hairs, you weren't there neither was I. IF we take that argument to its fullest conclusion then we don't really know. Since you or I weren't there.
Now keep in mind that isn't my personal point of view I am just showing that this is the conclusion if people are really going to be fair.
Another thing to remember is that PEOPLE DON'T act natural before the Camera I don't care what anyone says. Amateurs act very controlled and they do enhance their reactions.
I like what Blain did. I liked the art, and the inovation. But that isnt' the standard by which we judge Criss Angel.
I agree people don't act as natural infront of the cameras, their reactions may be enhanced, but their reactions can be lowered also. Not everybody is comfortable in front of the camera, some people may actually react less in front of it. If you want to talk about fake reactions, how bout Angel, at the end of one of his specials he had the whole crowd yell out "Mindfreak!", don't tell me they all just figured they should do it all at once. It was totally fake and was only to make Angel look good.
#1. This vast conspiracy of 'stooges' that Angel must have. How come no-one has come forward yet? I mean if he has used that many stooges I would think it would be hard for them to keep quiet.
One word, money. And who knows someone may have already come up and said something, how many people will believe him/her, how big could he/she make it? Could he/she get on TV or the News? No, they couldn't especially since Angel's not that big anyways. Oh yeah, and again, MONEY.
#3. So are people like Banachek are now lying on Camera? A man who over the years has proven psychics to be fraud's is himself lying? He says there is NO GIMMICK in the POOL when Criss Angel does his walking on water routine, that is why people can be swimming around him.
Haven't you read the other thread? The Asian girl swimming in the pool was a stooge, and the others were likely stooges too.
Now again I will repeat, yes he has used assistants, yes he has used angles on the camera, but he isn't using Camera Tricks and Stooges at the level people are claiming.
Yes I admit, he does not use them as much as some people claim, but his most talked about effects are the edited ones with the stooges. The ones that aren't are hardly talked about. And he still overuse them. Blaine used camera editing on one of his effects, and stooges for one other one. The reactions were real for the levitation, and the tooth trick was likely only there to compete with Angel's camera tricks and stooges. That's about 1.5% of the effects Blaine showed on TV, Angel probably cheated for at least 40% (and that's being nice) of his effects, probably more.
Some of his tricks obvioulsy his crew has set up the scene, but there is an audience really watching. They are reacting in real.
Now you're just contradicting yourself, they are reacting real when they're in front of the camera? That's not what you said about Blaine's spectators. And like i said before, those are stage acts, keep them to the stage, don't try to be someone you're not.
The truth is half the people here and more here have NO CLUE as to how he is doing his stuff. This makes people angry and they lash out and go after the excuse that feels most easy for their minds to feel comfortable with.
People like me "lash out" because we know he's cheating to make himself look like God, he is disrespectful to the art of magic, and he denounces and challeges Blaine even though he should be thanking him.