Is what is stated in the Melt video literally true?
The video for "Melt" clearly states:
"But that's not it. You then give them everything back, you give them the bill, you give them the card, they can examine it all day long, there is nothing to find."
I strongly suspect what this implies is false. Not "everything" can be handed out.
Pitching the "audience perspective" to magicians can be misleading. I suspect it is in this case. Am I correct?
Technoway, you're right to be wary of such an unlikely claim. The key here is a misleading use of an ambiguous term 'the card' - perhaps we could do with a more accurate term 'the original card' to distinguish it from any OTHER versions of a card. It's true that you CAN give back the 'original card' to the spectator to be examined BUT that's only after a move - a simple move to be fair, but a move nonetheless. I can't say much more or this would be edited, though if there was any honour amongst us magicians, we would not mislead each other in this way.
Answered at 03:53pm on October 3rd, 2015 by goldeneddie (18 karma)
Well said @goldeneddie.
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Answered at 09:53pm on January 2nd, 2016 by JustStuff2009 (2312 karma)
The bill can be borrowed and both that and the card can be handed out before and after the effect. There are some basic sleight of hand moves used in the performance though. So if you have not already learned the material from a beginners DVD or book (ie. Born to Perform or The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard and Frederick ) you should start there first.
Answered at 08:53am on July 9th, 2014 by eostresh (200 karma)