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 Post subject: What you like about David Blaine?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:06 pm 
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I thought I would do something different for a change. Even you you don't like everything he does, there must be something you like about him.

For instance, I like that I have never seen him do rope or sponge ball magic, thank god. I like the fact that he doesn't use cheesy one-liners and gags.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:16 pm 
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he does do sponge ball magic in "MagicMan."

but I like him for his presentation, it is one of great mystery.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:18 pm 
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Sponge ball magic! Son of a...... lol, I stand corrected, but at least I never witnessed it!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:26 pm 
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i like his mysteriousness, his style and performance.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:34 pm 
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I like the man when he does his magic.....but I think he wastes his talent when he does stunts.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:04 pm 
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i like his humbleness and his mnysteriousness, as if he is performing not a trick but real magic. also, my fav trick of his has to be counterfeit spectaotr


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I like his technical skill with cards and his use of misdirection......


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imho blaine does his huge stunts for himself not to seem magical


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Hey, I like sponge and rope tricks! :lol:



The thing I like best about Blaine is that he can draw people into his performance with his character. It's not my favourite kind of character, but it's one of the more fun ones to watch.


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Yeah, Blaine does sponge balls in "MagicMan" to this kid in Haiti who didnt speak english. It wasnt that long though; he gave the kid one ball, made one disappear and appear in the kid's hand, and then did it again, but instead made like fifteen little balls appear. The reason he did this in Haiti and not in America is simply that sponge balls are very visual and are easier for people of another country to understand. (also point out how he does Dragon Tread for the Asian man, impromptu sponge balls with leaves for one of those yamamoto guys, and that bending coin trick for the Haitian woman.)

Anyway, back to the point, i am a fan of David Blaine. He got me into card magic. I admire his skill with cards and simple yet powerful presentation.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:09 am 
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i like his mysteriousness and his card handleing... but my favourite him is HIS STARE... its so haunting...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:03 am 
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Yeah, Blaine does sponge balls in "MagicMan" to this kid in Haiti who didnt speak english. It wasnt that long though; he gave the kid one ball, made one disappear and appear in the kid's hand, and then did it again, but instead made like fifteen little balls appear. The reason he did this in Haiti and not in America is simply that sponge balls are very visual and are easier for people of another country to understand. (also point out how he does Dragon Tread for the Asian man, impromptu sponge balls with leaves for one of those yamamoto guys, and that bending coin trick for the Haitian woman.)

Anyway, back to the point, i am a fan of David Blaine. He got me into card magic. I admire his skill with cards and simple yet powerful presentation.


the hatian woman got angry when he bent her coin!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:46 pm 
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I like his youthful urban persona...and the fact that he's (at least in part) a minority.


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I like the attention he's brought to magic.

I like that he and his team choose effects that fit his character. I think many people aren't very good at this. They just kinda do whatever sounds nifty.

I like that his specials bring close up magic to a wide variety of audiences. Different races, people with disabilities, rich people, poor people, famous people...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:52 pm 
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I like his presentational skills and his showmanship.

Also I like the fact that he (indirectly) introduced me to magic about near 2 years back.

I like the fact that he has changed people's perspectives of magic - - no longer is magic cheesy illusions and pulling rabbits out of hats- David Blaine has changed that. He has brought life back to magic again.


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