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Love and War Digital by Jamie Daws (Instant Download)

Based on a true story.
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Love and War is unlike anything you will have performed before! A timeless, emotive performance piece designed to touch hearts and create a long lasting impression on your audience.

Whilst telling the heart wrenching story of how childhood sweethearts James and Elizabeth were separated due to the Second World War, a photo of the couple transforms from them as a younger couple, to them in their older years. A simple, startling effect designed to illustrate the story beautifully.

You receive a PDF with the original story and the basic handling. There is also a video tutorial with extra handlings and idea's including a never before seen single photo version. Discussions on ageing props and making additional items for your routine are also discussed. You will also receive photo files for all of the original handlings as well as brand new combinations of the photos to allow you to cater the handling to your own performance style.

“Absolutely adored the story and coupled with the effect this is a superb piece!” - Michael Murray

“The best trick you’ll buy today! Highly recommended!” - Fred Rose

“Such a spellbinding story. It never fails to draw an audience in, and there are always snifflings, lumps in throats and moist eyes to witness. A favourite!” - Max Bull

“I have put this into my Mini Mentalism theatre show, performed the polaroid version, which killed! This is my best purchase of the year!” - Shane Milligan

“The story is beautifully woven with the effect that is being done and will definitely leave a lump in the throat of the more romantic of spectators (and performers). Now if I can only get through rehearsing the story without tearing up or choking up I'll be just fine!” - James Verburg

“One of the simplest and hard hitting effects i have purchased! I personally love this effect due to its emotional story attached to the effect and also the impact that it leaves the spectator with!” - Jordi Narpati

PLEASE NOTE: This is the digital only version and does not come with the polaroid conversion kit, printed booklet or printed photos as seen in the video download.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 4th, 2014
Purchased this last night as it sounded interesting and a bit different, my first purchase from Penguin and I missed the zip folder with the photos in, contacted customer service and they sorted me out in super fast time (thank you Gayle) anyway, did this today for my wife, had her pretty much close to tears (which made me smile) all I can say is highly recommended, if you want something different from "pick a card" then this is it.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 3rd, 2017
While deciding whether to buy Jamie's new Scream (I did and can't wait) I poked around his site and picked up 2 other offerings. I'll post my reviews separately.

Love & War is an effect using photos. You tell the story of a couple separated when he goes off to war, and as a remembrance they tear a picture of themselves in half, each keeping a copy of their loved one. After the war he returns to the agreed upon spot only to find the Café destroyed in a bombing rain and no way to find his lost love. He then moves on with his life.

Fast forward 50 years and he returns to find the area rebuilt, yada yada yada and finds his love. And they live happily ever after. Awww. Great story, theme and emotions.

As you tell the story you act it out. You show the picture of the young couple, rip it in half, the spectator gets the guy, you keep the girl. At the end you show that the pictures have both aged and the prices match.

The handling on this is straightforward, there is no hint that anything will happen, you are just acting out the story. The handling is well-thought out, the routine removes any heat from the switch, and the ending is really a kicker to an emotional story.

This was released in 2014 and I don't know why I am just discovering it now. It is a too well kept secret.

You have to destroy 1.5 pictures each time you perform it (one picture can be used in 2 performances) and you have one print that can be reused repeatedly. I print my pictures at Sam's club for 8 cents each so this costs me an initial 8 cents then 12 cents per performance.

I just ordered enough for 100 performances. Best 12 bucks I'll spend today.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 5th, 2017
I am really getting into the more story telling magic and Love and War by Jamie Daws is an amazing story.

The download instructions are okay (would love to see a behind the scenes video with the handling, might make it a bit more clear) The pictures are nice and well done.

But that is all window dressing for the story you tell, the story is beautifully woven with the effect that is being done and will definitely leave a lump in the throat of the more romantic of spectators (and performers).

Now if I can only get through rehearsing the story without tearing up or choking up I'll be just fine.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 23rd, 2017
Love the trick love the routine but did not like the
explanation. Should have more details for the photo printing
Size and on what type of paper to print.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 25th, 2017
One of the most simplest and hard hitting effects i have purchased! I personally love this effect due to its emotional story attached to the effect and also the impact that it leaves the spectator with.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 27th, 2014
I know that the word "sweet" may be a bit over used these days but that is what this effect is.My father in law just turned 87 and is my soundboard for a lot of my magic...he lives with us so he kind of a captive audience.We both have war experience and as is the norm we don't talk about it much.When I performed "Love and War" I could swear I detected a tear in his eye.And for the first time ever he asked me to show him again....Sweet!!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 7th, 2020
Had prints from zip file done at Walgreens and photos came out great. Used 2 4” x 6” picture frames and framed young and old photo (kept old photo out of sight)..printed old front page newspaper from England WWll and cut out article (duplicate) from front page and put behind young photo in frame (JD) last routine in download. Have himber wallet for switch while telling the story. I performed this for an older crowd and they were blown away (I think older the better). At the end while gathering up frame and newspaper and torn photos I make switch to old photo picture frame and put on table in background reversed. As I thank everyone I turn picture frame around to show the old photo once again and tell all that Love is the greatest MAGIC (lots of tears in eyes at this time). Need to be a storyteller and take your time telling the story. A great way to end your show.
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