Friday, 28 October 2011

Heart of the City by John Bannon

Smoke and Mirrors by Simon Aronson
Page 13 et seq.

Personal Comment: Yeah, brilliant little piece of magic. Not so much the actual method (I prefer Brother John Hamman's approach) but the presentation. When you get to make the spectator to name his card you have done a wonderful thing. You made it absolutely clear that it would be impossible that this is the spectator's card, yet him naming it would first make the spectator right, also it would be satisfying the hope that you are good enough of a magician to actually make it true. Then revealing that it is true brings the whole presentation to a circle. Card revelations don't get much better than this. I don't do it justice in the video. It is much better than my little video makes it seem like. Also, this is the impromptu version. The better version actually has the card appear in a sealed envelope.

Difficulty 3/5

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