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http://www.spike.com/articles/690118/cri......han-ever


I'm guessing this was his big announcement.
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So it's basically an EXPOSURE show ... ROTFLMAO
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That's kind of how I read it...
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And he won't even be wearing a mask.
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I cant stand Angel. A friend of mine met him once and he said that Angel was a total ass to him.
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On 2013-02-19 11:19, daxma6270 wrote:
I cant stand Angel. A friend of mine met him once and he said that Angel was a total ass to him.
Me too...
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Chris Kenner was stopped at a red light when Criss Angel pulled up and said "nice car." Kenner replied "you couldn't afford it." Angel got upset and said "Don't you know who I am?" and Kenner said "no." Angel stated: "Well, you should!"

The light turned green, and Angel sped off. Chris Kenner then called Copperfield and said "Get me Criss Angel's cellphone number." Within a short time he got the text, and called Criss Angel's personal cellphone. When Angel anwered, Kenner said, "I didn't mean any offense back there, it's just that you really couldn't afford this car." Angel screamed "WHO IS THIS?" and Kenner calmly said, "you really don't know?" And Angel roared "NO!" so Kenner says "Well, you should!" and hangs up.

This story was related in a DVD video magazine. My sources say that Angel hit them with a cease and desist over it.
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That's an awesome story!!! I hope it's true!
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Criss Angel? Exposure? No way! Then I read it:

"Each week, Angel will attempt bold and audacious demonstrations never attempted by any mystifier in history. For the first time ever in any magic programming, Criss will reveal the creative process beyond the magic as he lets the audience behind closed doors into the creative "think tank" where his team brainstorms, debates and prepares the most spectacular illusions in history. This unprecedented access will demonstrate the methods and secrets that go into designing, building and executing these incredible feats."

Brother. Another one succumbs...sad.

Doug
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On 2013-03-23 21:07, Dougini wrote:
Criss Angel? Exposure? No way! Then I read it:

"Each week, Angel will attempt bold and audacious demonstrations never attempted by any mystifier in history. For the first time ever in any magic programming, Criss will reveal the creative process beyond the magic as he lets the audience behind closed doors into the creative "think tank" where his team brainstorms, debates and prepares the most spectacular illusions in history. This unprecedented access will demonstrate the methods and secrets that go into designing, building and executing these incredible feats."

Brother. Another one succumbs...sad.

Doug


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Who knows what this show will be, but I'm a little suspicious of the weaselly wording in the quoted blurb. "This unprecedented access will demonstrate the methods and secrets that go into designing, building and executing these incredible feats." could mean something other than exposure of magic methods. It could mean that the show will demonstrate the methods and secrets that go into designing, building and executing Criss Angel's incredible feats. That's different from saying that the show will reveal the secrets of the illusions Criss Angel and other magicians use to fool audiences. To me, it sounds like it is written to make it sorta' kinda' sound like secrets of illusions will be revealed as a way of luring potential viewers to watch the show.
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Well to be fair he is one of the few who do more damage to magic by trying to perform it than from exposure.

It will last a few weeks. He will go away trying like crazy to be famous.
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Anyone see the show? I was surprised that Banachek was on it.
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On 2013-03-27 13:30, Dannydoyle wrote:
Well to be fair he is one of the few who do more damage to magic by trying to perform it than from exposure.


LOL, literally!
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Smile ...
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
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Did anyone watch these shows?

What did you like?
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I only watched the first four. It was a lot like his previous show, "Mindfreak". A lot of celebration of Angel himself and performances consisting of a heavy use of editing, pre-set locations and well-rehearsed (and not so well-rehearsed) stooges, all presented as being spontaneously captured. But not very convincingly. Clearly aimed at a less sophisticated audience.
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It seems Criss has a way of downgrading Magic without even trying.
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I think Criss is charismatic and talented. But yeah some of his output has gotten dubious or hyperbolic.
In 2000 or 2001 there was a S.A.M. conference in NYC. I got to meet Dynamo and Criss then. Neither was world famous. Criss had this little show in Times Square. Me and my mom went. It was pretty good. It cracked us up then because the 'VIP' seats were just one row in front of the regular seats because the theatre was so tiny. Almost like a large living room. But even then it was like WOW ok this guy has a very specific style. He is going to be big. He is special. Dynamo is really into card stuff and card flourishes. It was awesome to session with him in his hotel room and walk through NYC just us two talking magic. Again I knew he was special even then. He was like "lets go shop for clothes!". He was really into a certain kind of hip-hop dress style at that time. Both these people have inspired me to believe that nothing is impossible. In art and business too. Yes dreams really do come true.

Criss' recent 'over the top' stunt style reminds me of a lot of Copperfield's stunts at the end of his TV shows. What are you really supposed to think about 'vanishing the statue of liberty' or 'humbling the bermuda triangle'. Sigh, it is ridiculous. Now David can do close-up magic. Like floating rose which he does beautifully. He is a talented magician who can do a killer live show. It seems the dynamics and economics of magic on TV pushes magicians in this spectacle direction. Conviction is absolutely important in good magic. SIZE is not the only issue. Conjuring with a big object can be very impressive all things being equal. But they rarely are. I believe Blaine said that for his failed initial hold his breath stunt TV producers demanded he be in chains (which he had not properly planned for or calibrated its impact) which threw him off.

I have seen some interviews with Criss where his intelligence, charm, and passion for the art comes through full force. Hang in there Criss. It is not too late to get back on track. Confess your sins. Redemption awaits. Heheh.
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Like did you all see him float Shaq over the house?

Would be amazing if not for cred issues.

Sigh.
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