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Old 07-18-2019, 05:29 AM
Katakuri is offline
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Originally Posted by Gus Gusterson View Post
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.
Did I ever say that Blaine never "cheated" in his early specials? No. I said that David's early specials are, most likely, not the subject of ridicule of Penn's funny little sketch.

By the way, every magician that has done any kind of special in the past forty years has "cheated" one way or another. At least, Blaine's specials got much better with time, see for example: Real or Magic.