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E.C. Valdemar
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Has anyone here seen when Derren Brown is doing his street Mentalism w/ people and their fingers? He has someone stick up a number of fingers either behind their back or in their jacket pocket and correctly tells how many they've chosen.

I'd really love to be able to perform this. Does anyone know where I can learn this? Is it pre-show work? What is this?

Thanx!
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On 2007-02-24 06:15, Scott Xavier wrote:
$100,000 and I will conmsult with you and teach it to you.


So that is your price for teaching another performer's routine? Interesting.
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$100,000 and I will conmsult with you and teach it to you.


But would you CONSULT with him?


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On 2007-02-24 06:15, Scott Xavier wrote:
$100,000 and I will conmsult with you and teach it to you.


So that is your price for teaching another performer's routine? Interesting.


Why shouldn't he do this? Are you trying to curry favour with Derren?
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On 2007-02-24 06:20, salsa_dancer wrote:
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On 2007-02-24 06:15, Scott Xavier wrote:
$100,000 and I will conmsult with you and teach it to you.


So that is your price for teaching another performer's routine? Interesting.


Why shouldn't he do this? Are you trying to curry favour with Derren?


I see your out of this world reference!

Yeah, I made my post so that Derren would read it and send me a gift.
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Hmmm....Well, it seems no one so far has told me that this effect has roots in this or that. No one has said "yes, there is pre-show work". Or said anything about it really. Can I assume that DB's "How many fingers?" trick is actually Body Language Reading effect?
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LOL I heard one saying about assumptions being the key factor in all major F***-ups. Is that what you mean?
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Is it really that hard to work out how the guy with a film crew, other traind magicians on set and access to state of the art electronic signaling equipment does what he does?

Leave him to it... he's doing a fine job. Just come up with your own routines and effects and stop trying to be someone who is already the best version of him there is.
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Leave him to it... he's doing a fine job. Just come up with your own routines and effects and stop trying to be someone who is already the best version of him there is.



I see what you mean InvisibleMonkey. But just because I'd like to add that to my list of things I can do doesn't mean I want to be the American Derren Brown. I never said anything like that.

But I'm sure you know that all kinds of new routines have roots in older routines. People are always coming up w/ their own version of so and so's effect. Maybe I would do the say w/ this finger trick someday. By the by, I was watching DB's Something Wicked this way comes show. It's amazing! But you know he was doing routines that have also been around forever. He did a great version of "Kurotsuke" that I thought was very well thought out and the second half of the show was OLD OLD Sideshow tricks like the Human-Blockhead and Walking on Glass.
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