Thursday, June 13, 2013
I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW RICKY JAY DOES IT
I spent my last day of vacation in the Twin Cities going to record stores and seeing movies. The first movie was Before Midnight, and I loved it. If you're a fan of the first two films in this series, then you will be pleased with how this one turned out. I went to it at The Uptown, which wasn't as disappointing as the last time I went, but it was still overpriced and it still has those stupid reserved seats.
The second film I went to was Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay. I first discovered Ricky Jay through his appearances in Boogie Nights and Magnolia, and then later on discovered that he is a legendary magician. Not like a David Copperfield theatrical guy, but a master of close up magic. He can do things with a deck of cards that will make your head spin.
I'm posting a couple of TV specials he did, as well as some random clips. Watch and be amazed. I don't know how he does it.
P.S.: The third film was Now You See Me. Meh.