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Topic: Bold & Beautiful by Ted Karmilovich
Message: Posted by: mattisdx (Feb 19, 2005 07:51AM)
Can anyone give me any info on this effect? It's listed on the Syzygy's Best DvDs and sounds pretty good :) Thanks !
Message: Posted by: ESP Guy (Feb 19, 2005 08:16AM)
It is based on an idea by Al Mann, however, this uses no force and a modified presentation. Three spectators are asked to name three things such as a design, a city, and a celebrity. The performer removes three business cards (that are either paper-clipped or sealed in an envelope) from his pocket and hands them to audience members. Each card contains the name of one of the freely selected items! Very direct. No NW, PW, etc.

Luke Jermay has credited Ted's handling as inspiration for his effect 'Touching on Hoy' in The Coral Fang, although Ted's handling is much more sure-fire.

Thom
Message: Posted by: Ken Dyne (Feb 19, 2005 08:41AM)
I use this ALOT. it really is fantastic and very bold, as you might suspect ;). I would reccomend getting hold of Syzygy the first 5 volumes, its full of great ideas from the best in the business.

Best,
Kennedy
Message: Posted by: mattisdx (Feb 19, 2005 01:02PM)
Are the predictions actually written before the performance ???
Message: Posted by: scott b. (Feb 19, 2005 01:26PM)
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On 2005-02-19 14:02, mattisdx wrote:
Are the predictions actually written before the performance ???
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It says that in the ad, and there is no NW, so my guess would be yes. They realy are wrote before the performance.

Scott
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Feb 19, 2005 02:44PM)
Yes, they are written before the performance and you can carry them with you at all times to do this effect.. but it needs to be a large crowd.
Greg
Message: Posted by: mattisdx (Feb 19, 2005 04:06PM)
Is it possible to do it one on one ? and, is the method different than the effect "Tervil" ? Thanks !
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Feb 19, 2005 04:24PM)
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On 2005-02-19 17:06, mattisdx wrote:
Is it possible to do it one on one ? and, is the method different than the effect "Tervil" ? Thanks !
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No, this is a group thing... large group.

Greg
Message: Posted by: Juan D (Feb 20, 2005 12:33AM)
Yes.
It'll need a large group
Sorry, but : No close-up
And as its title states, It is indeed a beautiful and bold profecy
Message: Posted by: Daktari (Feb 20, 2005 01:10AM)
Is this a "Hurling the Headlines" style effect?
Message: Posted by: Ken Dyne (Feb 20, 2005 04:12AM)
If you perform for a large group of people there is no doubt that this is one of the stronger effects you could use. I know I always use it when performign on stage, its sheer impossibility and direct nature is to good to pass up.

Best,
Kennedy
Message: Posted by: Juan D (Feb 20, 2005 08:49AM)
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On 2005-02-20 02:10, Daktari wrote:
Is this a "Hurling the Headlines" style effect?
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Not at all
This is a incredible, right to the point, triple prediction of a design, a city and a celebrity.
No forces of any kind and always 100% right
Message: Posted by: max88 (Feb 20, 2005 08:58AM)
Actually sometimes the reality what you see is different than what it actually is. The three audiences they can not talk to each other after the show. And it is not good effect to performe in any group people know each others.
Message: Posted by: Ken Dyne (Feb 20, 2005 12:01PM)
Max88, I would like to respectfully disagree. In terms of the rutine offered in Syzyzy as it is written you are absolutly correct, however I do perform the efefct and the three spectators may talk as much as they like afterwards and will still not discover the secret. This is due to a subtlety I add, with a bit of thought many can create their own.

Best,
Kennedy
Message: Posted by: Lord Of The Horses (Feb 20, 2005 12:49PM)
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On 2005-02-20 13:01, Kennedy wrote:
Max88, I would like to respectfully disagree. In terms of the rutine offered in Syzyzy as it is written you are absolutly correct, however I do perform the efefct and the three spectators may talk as much as they like afterwards and will still not discover the secret. This is due to a subtlety I add, with a bit of thought many can create their own.

Best,
Kennedy
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I love the way Kennedy use "subtleties" in his work and I must confess that therefore I'm curious to read his book.

So, Kennedy, aren't you ready yet? :)
Message: Posted by: Ken Dyne (Feb 20, 2005 01:01PM)
Paolo, I really thank you for your enthusiasm. Its almost there, just the final tit-bits to come together. Its always the little things which hold us back my friend, thnaks for your support buddy!!

Best,
Kennedy
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Feb 21, 2005 08:32AM)
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No, this is a group thing... large group.
Greg
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Greg,

What do you mean by "large crowd?" 20, 30, 100 people? Can it be done in "parlor" settings where there may be about 6-15 people?

Thank you very much.

Michael
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Feb 21, 2005 11:43AM)
Michael, I don't want to give too much away, but I'm pretty sure that in a group as small as 15 or 20 it might not be the best thing to do. I would think that in a parlor setting with 50 or more people it would be something you can try, but I would actually save it for a larger crowd and one I know is made up of various groups.
For instance, I wouldn't want to do this at some corporate event, no matter how large, because everyone knows each other.
Best thing for you is get Syzygy... there's great material inside and I'm sure you'll find something you can use.
Greg
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Feb 21, 2005 01:26PM)
Greg,

Thank you very much for your suggestions and advice.

Michael