david blaine, lance burton, criss angel who have you
they are entertaing the public
Who cares if we as magicians think of it as camera trick or whatever
either way they are bringing more and mroe people interested into magic
so why should we care what he does, he/ they are havin gmore and more people interested into magic than we could on our own
we dont have tv shows, tv specials or whatever, but they do and they are taking as much advantage of that then they can so things seem more and more amazing than humanly possible (even if it is with camera and editing techniques)
I agree completely with you Guardian. Sure, on his big stuff, he tends to edited the edited out of his tricks. But the show wasn't made for us. And even though most of us don't like it, this is still the probably the most used Forum in The Hall Of Fame. We're still talking about him.
And about his TV show, it wasn't designed to be duplicated. I disagree with the fact that he - often to an annoying extent - sells the fact that he can do any of this live. He may not be able to float from a building to another live, but he still had a spectacular show with Supernatural, and Mindfreak, and I'm sure his Cirque du Soleil in Vegas will be wonderful as well.
He is known for his television show, and laypeople love it. I'm only bothered by it when people ask if I can do that. I usually just turn it into something else, like "Well I can do this" kind of a thing. But all of his camera tricks and shortcomings don't take away from the fact that he's an excellent performer, and skilled at magic. For all those naysayers, check out his live show, he's pretty decent.
Sorry I've ranted... I should make an essay haha