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Old 07-17-2019, 08:42 AM
Gus Gusterson is offline
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Originally Posted by Katakuri View Post
Definitely not a dig at David Blaine. Penn has stated in the past that he is a big fan of Blaine's street magic specials from the 90s.
David Blaine does cheat on his specials. One example is his levitation trick. He does Balducci Levitation, which allows you to "levitate" only a few inches, for the people on the street but what we see on TV is him being lifted much higher by a harness. He does other tricks which are impossible without the sort of prestaging Penn describes, such as the one where he throws cards at a window and one appears on the other side of the window.