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On 2007-10-25 22:52, Parson Smith wrote:
I felt a shot across my bow.


Who's shooting?

By the way, I liked your earlier post a lot...

-Mike
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We all can see how mentalism is playing to the TV viewers!


We all can see how a three minute routine with heavy constraints plays to the TV viewers. In the context of a longer show there are many more variables.
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On 2007-10-25 22:53, HeyLockwood wrote:
I dunno - I'm a big fan of Osterlind, but the format of the show might have been more than he'd want to tackle. And I just can't stand the thought of him having to listen to CA's opinion...

-Mike


Hey, he may have been asked and turned it down, who knows. If the time limit was increased, a telepathy routine like Kreskin does involving several audience members I think would work nicely. One of his releases I have done and worked well with involving the audience seated then standing at their seats works well. But then again, this all about the producers and CA which seems to be forefront. CA is a big draw and NBC will be counting on him and next week to pull it through.
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Mike,
Not you.
I felt that it was being said that that I thought that everyone was great.
It may not be that way.
May have just been the order of the post.

But to set the record straight...
I think that some performers stink.
But I do not remember seeing some of the harshest critics here perform.
Perhaps they were very forgettable, but if I have seen them, they were not as memorable as any of last night's four performers.
What I am saying is the loudest critics have not impressed me all that much.

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I enjoyed the show for the most part, because I didn't have any expectations for it. Unfortunately none of the routines I saw were original, but variations of classic effects. My favorite two were the pk touch routine and the bullet catch variation with nail guns. I thought Criss was a good critical judge (kind of like simon cowell from american idol), while Uri was mostly positive about everyone's performance (like Paula from american idol). I liked how Criss talked about Banachek and gave him credit for the pk touch routine etc. I didn't like how he was a bit egotistical like mentioning how he did bullet catch with a real gun etc. I look forward to next week's show!
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On 2007-10-25 22:53, HeyLockwood wrote:
I dunno - I'm a big fan of Osterlind, but the format of the show might have been more than he'd want to tackle. And I just can't stand the thought of him having to listen to CA's opinion...

-Mike


Hey, he may have been asked and turned it down, who knows. If the time limit was increased, a telepathy routine like Kreskin does involving several audience members I think would work nicely. One of his releases I have done and worked well with involving the audience seated then standing at their seats works well. But then again, this all about the producers and CA which seems to be forefront. CA is a big draw and NBC will be counting on him and next week to pull it through.


I'm with you - but, like you said, it would probably need a time extension. I would love nothing more than for Osterlind to go out there and blow people away. But, the way the show is structured, I can't imagine he would touch it.

I think the producers know what they want, but not how to get it.

-Mike
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Does anyone else think the lifetime version was more entertaining. I hate to say it but the psychics who are not magicians always seem more convincing.
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Parson, I didn't see it (the shot across your bow), but either way I'm glad it wasn't me. Smile

-Mike
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Me too
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On 2007-10-25 23:01, Parson Smith wrote:
Mike,
Not you.
I felt that it was being said that that I thought that everyone was great.
It may not be that way.
May have just been the order of the post.

But to set the record straight...
I think that some performers stink.
But I do not remember seeing some of the harshest critics here perform.
Perhaps they were very forgettable, but if I have seen them, they were not as memorable as any of last night's four performers.
What I am saying is the loudest critics have not impressed me all that much.

Parson


PLEASE get this sir. I was NOT FIRING AT YOU. No way no how.
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Hasn't anybody watched Osterlind's No Camera Tricks DVD set? He's a seasoned pro that teaches how to do mentalism on television. Watch and learn from the master himself. I just don't buy this bit about mentalism not working on television. The format is a big problem with the Phenomenon, but the performers could have elevated their game as well.

-Jared
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Thanks!
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I love Richard's work.
And he is, in my eyes, a wonderful person.
I don't know how he would have done in this setting, but for professional reasons, I can see why he would not do it.
He has a huge business marketing to magicians. Something like this going wrong could damage his business.

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Parson:

I agree with you about Richard Osterlind.

And I also think Gerry McCambridge made a bad career move to opt for being on the show. He had way too much to lose, unlike the other 9.

Arnon
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Arnon,
You may be right.

BTW, No shot fired.
None taken.

Peace,
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On 2007-10-25 23:22, Parson Smith wrote:
I don't know how he would have done in this setting, but for professional reasons, I can see why he would not do it.
He has a huge business marketing to magicians. Something like this going wrong could damage his business.

Parson


Richard plays to a real world. He would have been great. Thing is, he has nothing to prove.
"The New York Papers," Mark Twain once said,"have long known that no large question is ever really settled until I have been consulted; it is the way they feel about it, and they show it by always sending to me when they get uneasy. "
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I don't know, Steven.
In Richard's world, he calls the shots.
I think that the producers are calling the shots here.
I wish Richard would show up and tell us himself.
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I've always loved seeing kreskin on TV. Mentalism is entertianing. "Phenomenon" is not showing it in the format that brings that out.
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Richard Osterlind hasn't posted here for the last 30 days. His last post was on September 23, 2007.

I too would love to hear his "take" on this show.

Arnon
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He's posted his opinion on another forum.

Kreskin would've been a good judge.
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