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Marco Tempest
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We at Marco Tempest Magic congratulate David Blaine on his wonderful new television special.

It took only two years after Marco Tempest first made a selected card magically appear on a spectators cell phone as caller ID for Mr. Blaine (and ONLY Mr. Blaine) to duplicate the exact same feat!

We congratulate Mr. Blaine and his team for being the first to have figured out just how this magical feat was done, and to present it to an even larger audience than the one we played to in 48 countries in Marco's original television series "The Virtual Magician".

To watch a clip of the original version go here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf6wIgf3E8c
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Was that sarchastic? Smile

Either way, I saw your version on youtube a while ago and was floored!

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If that was sarcasm, then there was no point to that post...I've never seen an entire special without an effect that someone else has performed.
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Dranex: the question is if it was authorized by its creator... or do you really think that all magic is public domain? ... anyway... I hope you liked the video. I guess there is no point ranting here.... so long ;-)
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But Blaine didn't create it or steal it. Paul Harris selected it from someone else who developed it on their own, so that is the person you should be concerned about. I doubt Blaine does background searches on his performed material to that extent.
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I see. Thank you for the advise. You seem to be a die hard Blaine supporter. That is cool with me.

Nevertheless: I think anybody who works on a television special (which makes 7 million dollars for the network in add sales) should do extensive checks and background searches on the material he is to put into his special.

I hope you are right and David did not rip me off. I would love to know myself... I will let you know once I find out what really happened...
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Is this really a trick? I mean, can't a confederate who knows the force card just call the number and text message the name of the card? What's to invent? And why would anybody be fooled by this in the first place?
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Watch the reaction of the girl. she is fooled alright! on how the method works... no comment in this forum.

I will post more clips tomorrow. lots of fooled people everywhere...
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Yes, one would think that a show which makes such revenue would have been very organized. Yet from what I have heard this special was FAR from organized...It seemed like the magic was the last thing ABC was concerned about, since they decided to cut much of it out last minute.
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Marco, nice to see you here... long time... hope all is going well for you.
STAY TOONED... @ www.pete-biro.com
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Hi pete ! thanks for the warm welcome
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Ahh the self-tying shoelace.. and now this (Phonemenom I think it's called). It's the case of independent invention and someone who's been doing it or had the idea for years. Not sure what I think of this. Either way, it's causing a lot of magicians to bump heads with one another.
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The version David Blaine used on his special was based off a trick called Phoneomenon created by Doug McKenzie. I think Paul Harris selected this trick for David to perform on his special. You can find more info on it here...


http://www.ellusionist.com/Blaine/Tricks......aine.php

and here...

http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1392
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Its a doug Mckenzies trick. He consulted for Both Marco and David so I can see How that could have happeneD, How it was done by David blaine
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Thank you all for your input and opinions.

The author of the DVD (Doug McKenzie) is a former paid consultant to my company. He was instrumental in the creation of this effect. Nevertheless, he was not authorized to release this routine to another performer or to the public.

We are currently mediating with Mr. McKenzie through a third party to hopefully solve this most uncomfortable situation.

In the meantime we at Newmagic Communications, Inc. want you to be aware that at present time the Phoneomenon DVD is not in any way authorized or endorsed by us.

Marco Tempest
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Newmagic Communications, Inc.
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I think Marco is right. If it's his, he should be a little miffed, and deserves compensation and acknowledgement.
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Quote:
On 2006-05-09 20:07, dranex wrote:
But Blaine didn't create it or steal it. Paul Harris selected it from someone else who developed it on their own, so that is the person you should be concerned about. I doubt Blaine does background searches on his performed material to that extent.


ahhhhh! Here is the point where the plot begins to thicken!
The difficult must become easy, the easy beautiful and the beautiful magical.
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Man, this is better than TV!
I just watched the clip and this is clearly the same effect. Interesting, however, if it's Doug's effect how is it thta he should not have the right to do with it as he pleases? Did he make an exclusive deal with you?
It's all in the reflexes.
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Hello Marco,

A couple of years ago one of your gophers called me and asked me to send you a few of my Magnetized Cards for use in one of your shows. Did you use it and if so, on what show? I am just wondering since I never heard back from anyone in your organization.

Thanks,

Gary Plants
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Gary:

We used them for the Science Episode of the Virtual Magician, but they did not make it into the final show. I love the routine and hope to have a chance to use it before too long.

Best regards,
Marco
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