Magic at the Cinemas
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Magic themes within movies.
Magic as the main theme
Movies where the main theme is about magic:
- The Prestige
- The Illusionist
- THE ESCAPE ARTIST - Ricky Jay's hands were used in and Harry Anderson had a bit part.
Cardsharps as the main theme
Movies with cardsharps demonstrating skills with cards:
- The Cincinnati Kid (1965) Jay Ose
- The Flim-Flam Man (1967) Jay Ose
- The Sting (1973) John Scarne
- Il Grande Bluff (1976) Tony Binarelli
- Maverick (1994) Mel Gibson
- Shade (2004) R. Paul Wilson, Jason England Stewart Townsend performs Lee Asher's Ripper.
- The Skin Game Michael Skinner
Magic is performed
Movies which contain a magic performance :
- This Gun for Hire (1942) - Traveling to Los Angeles to kill his way to the top of his betrayers, Raven meets up with Ellen Graham (Veronica Lake) a nightclub magician and singer.
- Modesty Blaise (1966) - Silvan appears as the evil henchman Pacco. Some billiard manipulation, appearing cane and other tricks.
- Out of Rosenheim (1987) Marianne Sägebrecht (Jasmine) did some tricks in a truck-stop café, vanishing silk, flying cane, producing cards, etc.
- Orlando (1992) - Heathcote Williams does a French drop coin vanish. And Robert Houdin's Orange Tree automaton makes an appearance?
- King of Masks (1996) - The main character is a master of the old Art of Sichuan Mask Changing (reminiscent of Jeff McBride's mask routine)
- Blackjack (1996) with Dolph Lundgren starring, has a lot of magic in it.
- Mission Impossible by John Woo has magic in it
- "My Cousin Vinny" - Joe Pesci does a color-change.
- "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" - Gerard Majax did the entire opening credits with Card Florishes and Color Changes
- "Zandalee" - Nicolas Cage does the Rising Card
- "A Haunting We Will Go" with Laurel and Hardy - Dante played himself
- "Terror Train - David Copperfield