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[quote] On 2012-02-07 13:34, dmkraig wrote: In Kenton Knepper's "Time Machine," he reveals a way to make a person appear to forget his or her name. It's actually a "throw away" bit, but can be very effective. The thing I'd ask, is the effect you want amnesia, or amnesia over a card? If amnesia, there are lots of techniques. See the booklet *Glemme*, for example. If it's a card effect, just do a card effect. Again, I agree with Danny. If you are doing a series of effects involving cards, people will see you as a card magician, whether you like it or not. I'm not against amnesia effects. I use them when I do "Time Machine." Nor am I against inducing hypnotic amnesia, such as forgetting a number, as part of a hypnosis show. Look at it from the point of view of the audience, not your methodology. The focus on methodology, rather than effect, leads to wasted time and expressions of purity. Show the audience a card. Then show the card to your assistant. Put the card down on the table. Ask the assistant if they remember the suit of the card. Then ask if they remember the number of the card, or if it were a face card. He responds, "I don't know. It didn't have a suit. It didn't have a number." Show the card to the assistant and they're shocked to see an ordinary card. This is easy to do with a card switch (with a blank) and seems to be amnesia. The audience will still think "card trick." [/quote]
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