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Topic: Unreal by Bruce Bernstein
Message: Posted by: karsten9400 (Feb 27, 2013 09:55AM)
Hi all

Is there anyone, who has done some tricks from the book "Unreal with Bruce Bernstein" in professional shows, which has some videos with these mental tricks?
So I can see something, before I by the book :)

Karsten
Message: Posted by: GCanuzzi (Feb 27, 2013 10:58AM)
I haven't done a video yet but trust me if I say(and all here can confirm) that this is a wonderful book where certainly you will find a lot of great ideas and subtleties for close up and stage.
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Feb 27, 2013 11:11AM)
I don't think the book is for you, I'm just being honest and do not mean for any negative criticism. What is your experience with mentalism? The book itself is fantastic but is for more of the experienced mentalist. Now, you will learn a lot from it but its not a book if your just looking for "tricks"

Darren
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Feb 27, 2013 11:50AM)
Unreal - hmmm if you watch a bunch of videos... you'll see a lot of his effects and methods in action without credit... like Eat @ Joe's which has been stolen a gazillion times... and a million other kewl inventions
Message: Posted by: GCanuzzi (Feb 27, 2013 02:37PM)
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On 2013-02-27 12:11, Darren James wrote:
Now, you will learn a lot from it but its not a book if your just looking for "tricks"
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Absolutely true!
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Feb 28, 2013 05:27AM)
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On 2013-02-27 12:11, Darren James wrote:
I don't think the book is for you, I'm just being honest and do not mean for any negative criticism. What is your experience with mentalism? The book itself is fantastic but is for more of the experienced mentalist. Now, you will learn a lot from it but its not a book if your just looking for "tricks"

Darren
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Thanks Darren for this good advice, absolutely right and helpful. Jan
Message: Posted by: Davit Sicseek (Feb 28, 2013 07:26AM)
Actually, I'd say that Unreal is a great book for quite inexperienced mentalists.

After reading a few of the classics, Unreal is just the sort of book that I'd advise a budding performer to pick up. It represents amazing value for money, contains essays as well as effects and the effects themselves are quality and in many cases modern and suitable for performance today as described (if that floats your boat). Part of the "trick" in mentalism is knowing that its not really all about "tricks" - and Unreal demonstrates that time after time.
Message: Posted by: Mark_Chandaue (Mar 21, 2013 08:57PM)
Received my copy today and all I can say is OMFG!!!!!! What an awesome book. The tricks are great and real workers but it is the thinking behind them that holds the true value to this book. I've hardly read a quarter and I have already got vastly more than my money's worth. If this book was a woman I would shag it senseless!!!!!

Mark
Message: Posted by: aligator (Mar 21, 2013 09:17PM)
It's a good book. If you're on the fence, buy it.
Message: Posted by: Simon (Ted) Edwards (Mar 22, 2013 07:52AM)
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On 2013-02-28 08:26, Davit Sicseek wrote:
Actually, I'd say that Unreal is a great book for quite inexperienced mentalists.

After reading a few of the classics, Unreal is just the sort of book that I'd advise a budding performer to pick up. It represents amazing value for money, contains essays as well as effects and the effects themselves are quality and in many cases modern and suitable for performance today as described (if that floats your boat). Part of the "trick" in mentalism is knowing that its not really all about "tricks" - and Unreal demonstrates that time after time.
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I agree with that. The essays in particular will have great value for those starting out. More experienced performers may read them, nod in agreement and move on.
T.
Message: Posted by: brehaut (Mar 22, 2013 09:16AM)
Loved the book the first time---going to reread it this weekend
Message: Posted by: John C (Mar 22, 2013 09:57PM)
Unreal and Bruce's other stuff is only good if you want to look like a real mind reader/influencer. Otherwise his stuff is not that good.
Message: Posted by: parmenion (Mar 23, 2013 03:29AM)
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On 2013-03-22 22:57, John C wrote:
Unreal and Bruce's other stuff is only good if you want to look like a real mind reader/influencer. Otherwise his stuff is not that good.
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lol
I like you John!
Message: Posted by: John C (Mar 28, 2013 06:47PM)
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On 2013-03-23 04:29, parmenion wrote:
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On 2013-03-22 22:57, John C wrote:
Unreal and Bruce's other stuff is only good if you want to look like a real mind reader/influencer. Otherwise his stuff is not that good.
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lol
I like you John!
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yo, gotta say like it is right Brother?

J