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On 2011-07-21 10:42, Sealegs wrote:
For the moment the presentational quest will continue.


I PM'd you with something I have been working on.
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Thanks to mtpascoe for the PM. He's a very nice man.

I think magicgeorge's idea is a great set up and premise for the effect.... cutting a (page 3) Lady in half...and half again...and in half again....with the rest of the paper getting torn up and restored almost, apparently, incidentally... great idea.

It means once that you've established the premise of what you are going to do/are doing you can focus your script on that comedic premise rather than on the process of tearing up the newspaper which, afterall, everyone can plainly see is what you are doing.

It's such a simple idea it's tempting to think it's obvious... and yet no one else thought of it! Nice one George.
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Cheers Neal. I was doing some compering last night and decided to give it a bash. Went well.

A friend of mine once did a routine where she had several page 3 girls but had drawn bras on them with a sharpie. She graciously allowed me to use her idea. So for a kicker after the restoration when I went to check if she was OK she had taken her marker bra off and was holding it in her hand.

Also, I got a laugh just by reading the wee random quote beside her. They're usually pretty daft & random.

I started with quite a lame intro about how you're always asked two things as a magician (the rabbit question and the sawing question). It did the job but any suggestions for better opening lines much appreciated.

George
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Had a great conversation with Gene Anderson tonight. There was a lecture tonight (Nathan Kranzo), but we spent quite a bit of time both before and after the lecture.

Gene likes all the versions we have discussed here. He was interested in why you all like the versions you liked, which I shared with him.

I can tell you this: Gene is a pure gentleman, very cordial and DOESN'T knock others effects.
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On 2011-07-26 23:25, Mike Maturen wrote:

I can tell you this: Gene is a pure gentleman, very cordial and DOESN'T knock others effects.


I totally agree. I had the chance to spend some "Quality-Time" with him - Gene is great!


btw. here is a link to my new NEWSFLASH 2.0 Universal TRAILER

Maybe you like to watch :-3)


Greetings

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Sorry forgott to paste the link :-(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36b9j-nKy8Q
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Alex, your Newsflash 2.0 is great. It solves all of the problems I had with the first one. Thanks for making the changes.
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My goodness, that is an exciting promo trailer!!
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Yes, I was a paid spokeperson for Alex Hecklau. No, actually, the trick is more streamlined and better to use. My only adjustment I would make is to put an extra page on the restored pack so you can flip through it like Gene Anderson does.
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The name is AXEL Hecklau.

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This was tongue in cheek. I was trying to show that I (wink, wink) was paid from him, then at the same time misspelling his name.
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Here is a recent performance of the Gene Anderson tear at the World Steam Expo in Dearborn, Michigan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNkAY9B4Ws8

I like Axel's version as well. Both Gene and Axel are wonderful performers and complete gentlemen.
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On 2011-09-07 21:49, Pop Haydn wrote:
Here is a recent performance of the Gene Anderson tear at the World Steam Expo in Dearborn, Michigan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNkAY9B4Ws8

I like Axel's version as well. Both Gene and Axel are wonderful performers and complete gentlemen.


Wonderful performance! I wish I could have been there - my wife and I both work in Dearborn and I was just way too busy to come.
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I am going to try paul potssays version. I do have J, Bauers which is good.
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Clear!..... whump.. deet....deet....deet

And so was that a thread started in 2011 and that was last contributed to in 2014 was bought back to life...

I've been working on the Torn and Restored Newspaper and if JNeal hasn't found the answer to his question about the difference between the Elmsley and Wilson versions in the intervening 6 years I can tell him what the difference is. It actually makes quite a big difference to one aspect of the routine. I was convinced they were the same too... but they're not.

I wonder if George is still doing Newsflash? and if so I wonder how he's now presenting it? (For those that can't be bothered to go back and read the 4 pages of this old thread George posted about his journey with doing it in this thread.)

I still haven't got a good patter line or even idea for it for this effect. But I love the slo-mo restore (Elmsley/Wilson version) and have made some changes to the set up and the handling that make the reset as good as instant and the handling even easier and the restore even more like the pieces meld together.

Even without much in the way of a script I've included it in my act a few times.... I also set it up twice more to do.... and forgot to do it both times. Smile
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SeaLegs... clue me in!

I have both versions of it (Wilson and Elmsley) and I may have interpolated both into whatever version that I do unconsciously. But I would like to know what you have discovered if only for academic purposes!

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I've PM'd you Jonathan... l missed the difference too and still couldn't see it when it was pointed out to me. But then the penny dropped.
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Thanks SeaLegs! it was hidden in plain sight!
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Although its not a full newspaper tear, I really love Neil Foster's Center Tear. Lance Burton used it in his dove act.
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Newsflash can't be beat.
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