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 Post subject: Derren Brown - Pure Effect
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:00 pm 
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I'm looking for that book, hopefully under 250.00 let me know if anyone has one for sale.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:29 pm 
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Good luck. Derren's books have gone for up to $1000... I'm sure knowing his knowledge of prediction, psychology, and systems he's got a big stack of them at home; waiting to make a mint :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:07 am 
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Keep your eye on eBay. I saw one go for under 150 earlier this year.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:44 pm 
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I'm glad I managed to get Pure Effect before it went out of print. I don't think I'll part with it anytime soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:49 pm 
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A good friend of mine has both.

Little devil.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:00 pm 
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1...grand....? :shock: i'm wearing my dunce cap of shame while asking this, whats taught in it?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:06 pm 
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1st edition though?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:23 pm 
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A quick run-down of the contents:

Part One-(Practical)

Making Contact
Realising the wonder-My priorities-Combining magic and mentalism

Working With the Spectator...In Mind
Working from spectator's perspectives-Not being an arse-Establishing contexts-Providing meaning-Tabula Rasa-Anchoring

Risk and Delight
Dealing with obvious solutions-Bold handlings of classic effects-Incorporating chance

Part Two-(Magical Artistry)

"Zamiel's Card."
The Magician removes real cards from an invisible deck to find the selection.

A Three Card Routine
The audience are entertained and exhausted by the magical antics of three cards.

"Magicall"
The cards become a mobile telephone and the performer calls a helpline to find the selected card.

Part Three-(Direct Mindreading)

Invisible Compromise and an Approach to Mind Reading

Communicative subtleties

You're supposed to be Reading Minds

"Smoke"
A thought of card disappears from the deck and appears in the place of the magician's cigarette.

"Plerophoria"
The spectator fairly shuffles a deck and the magician is able to identify every card and any number removed, with his back turned.

"Perfect Coin Reading"
The performer can tell the denomination and date of a coin held in a spectator's fist without at any point seeing the coin.

"Transformation"
An intimate, metaphorical routine using numerological readings from cards.

Two Verbal Card Forces
Methods for forcing mental selections, using only suggestion and gesture. No cards are used.

Final Thoughts

Thank-yous


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:49 pm 
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Thank you for that, but whatever edition that is, its missing 2 effects he did on the Lecture video


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:53 pm 
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I have the Third Edition. First is gonna cost quite a bit more than 250.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:35 am 
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hmmm... Like about how much?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:20 pm 
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ok, so i found Pure Effect for 200$ or I could get that and Absolute Magic for 300$ 3rd edition on the PE... waiting to see what edition the AM is.

Anyway, is that a good deal?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:11 pm 
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It depends on how much the information is worth to you. Do you want to learn what is in Pure Effect? If so, and it's worth $200, then get it.

-JT


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:26 pm 
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Found someone selling a copy of Darren Brown's Pure Effect for $300, now I'm kicking myself for not buying a copy a couple years back. Of course I wasn't into much Mentalism back then, but now I incorporate it much more into my performances. So hopefully I might be able to get a copy, but I just don't see myself spending $300 for the book. Although if I had to make a choice, I'd pay $150 or possibly $200 at the most, but I don't see that happening anytime soon :?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:07 pm 
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I was offered three copies for $75 a shot a few years back.

Oh well.


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