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Max Maven
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Rick Maue
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Ian Rowland for being the one that got me interested in mentalism.
Rick Maue for rekindling my interest in magic and his great thinking. (Please release Occam's Magic.) Smile
Andy Nyman because I think he's awesome (and Dead Set is a great zombie show).
Richard Osterlind for his teaching and laid back performance style.
Banachek for his performance and teaching. I hear he's a really nice guy as well.
Derren Brown because he's got flair. (Yes, I said flair.)
Paul Voodini and Bill Montana for showing me a new way of thinking.
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Bill Montana
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Finley, Enriquez, Cassidy, Riggs
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Meant to say Ted Karmilovich and Docc Hilford,Jerome Finley ,Jon Stetson ,Anthony Jacquin ,Colin McLeod and so many more. There are so many talented guys out there.
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Kreskin,
Banachek,
Osterlind,
Cassidy

and a few others. They know who they are.
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Legends: Cassidy, Riggs, Maven, Scryer, Maue, Brown.

New breed: Quinn, Redford, Dunford, Paralabs boys.

Asides from being highly creative... they are all funny fu***ckers.

that's more than 3 I know. Sue me. Smile
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I remember staring at the radio every week, hoping "The Amazing Dunninger" would read my mind. He never did but I knew he could have had he wanted to. That was in the 40's and, I guess since he was the first mind reader I'd ever heard about, he's still my favorite. Today, the top of the list for me would have to include Bob Cassidy, who shares his wisdom so often on the Café. There's also Osterland and Doc Hillford. But most of all Kreskin. His live appearances are as much of a wonder to the audience as they seem to be to him. At the end of 90 minutes he's got a house full of believers - professional people, mom, dads, kids, grandparents, couples on a date - they all seem to feel that what they're just seen is real. That's the amazing part about "The Amazing Kreskin". He'd be the first to deny it, but in the end he's hypnotized the whole house!
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Kreskin is still as amazing as he was 40 years ago. His quirky persona just makes him that much more real to the audience. Funny, he will deny hypnosis and still do it. What a legend and an icon. Smile
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Darren brown
Bob Cassidy
Andrew Melia (the joker) just because he's different.


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John Riggs
Paolo Cavalli
Neil Scryer
Richard Osterlind (as the alternate choice)
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Derren Brown
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On 2012-01-22 05:31, Decomposed wrote:
Kreskin is still as amazing as he was 40 years ago. His quirky persona just makes him that much more real to the audience. Funny, he will deny hypnosis and still do it. What a legend and an icon. Smile


He's my fav too! Always has been; always will be. Smile
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The Amazing Kreskin.
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The Amazing Kreskin.
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I liked most of the list above.

My two (2) "all time favourites" have used the TV-screen better than anyone else in "their time". Here they are:

1. Chan Canasata
2. Derren Brown

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For me Derren Brown , Richard Osterlind and Bob Cassidy.

Funny I stumbled across this tonight when thinking about the whole magician vs mentalist thing. I'm currently in the process of going semi pro and I do mostly mentalism. I've noticed a lot of mentalists really turn their noses up at mentalists who perfeorm some magic or other stuff.

It seems funny to me and I'm inviting flames here I know but......

To me they are one and the same. As long as you have a consistent character and presentation it doesn't matter what you perform be it magic or mentalism effects or hypnosis.

To me watching a lot of pros from famous guys on TV like Brown and Blaine to guys like Osterlind, Pearlman and Redford - they freely mix it up.

I know some pros like Cassidy like to be a pure mentalist but apart from some pros it seems that it's mostly hobbyists with little real world experience who have a problem. To me, as a guy wantimg to make a living as an entertainer in the UK, billing myself as just a mind reader or mentalist or fake psychic will not fly in the real world.

Just my 2cents though.
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Who on earth would bill himself as a "fake psychic?"

But JUST a mind reader or a mentalist? Why would you need to be more? As I've always said, the more you claim, the less believable you'll be. And if one of those claims is that you're a magician as well, the mentalism becomes JUST mental magic.

To me it's not an issue of being a "purist." It's about consistency of claims, premise and persona.

Good thoughts,

Bob
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