There's a reason I call this blog "Exploring the Magic of Movies", and I suppose it has more to do with how I watch movies than the movies themselves, at least these days. In the early days of cinema, moving pictures truly looked like some kind of wizardry, and if you saw Martin Scorsese's Hugo a couple of years ago, you might have noticed the bit where audience members watching one of the first movies got up out of their seats and ran away in terror at the shot of an oncoming train. [youtube … [Read more...] about Who Doesn’t Love A Good Magic Trick?
I love magic. Let's just establish this from the start. I love seeing something amazing and feeling that tremendous sense of wonder that comes with it, when your rational brain can't really "sync" with the information it's getting from your senses. You know you've seen something truly unbelievable, and yet, you did just see it, so it had to be real. Right? In much the same way that a good story can transport you from the drudgery of your everyday world, experiencing good magic can inspire you … [Read more...] about The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Comedy About Magic