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On 2013-06-01 21:40, Slim King wrote:
Just got the word that Woody rehearsed this for Hours and rightly so ... He hit every mark making the misses look genuine and the reveal believably magical!!!

Actually This effect was a last minute one, Woody learned it backstage just 10 min before showtime. Trust me.

I think if any one here did this effect many would say "Oh that old thing?" correct me if I am wrong.

Goes to show, if you like the person you will love what they do.


Still have to see the movie.

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On 2013-06-01 21:40, Slim King wrote:
Just got the word that Woody rehearsed this for Hours and rightly so ... He hit every mark making the misses look genuine and the reveal believably magical!!!

Actually This effect was a last minute one, Woody learned it backstage just 10 min before showtime. Trust me.

I think if any one here did this effect many would say "Oh that old thing?" correct me if I am wrong.

Goes to show, if you like the person you will love what they do.


Still have to see the movie.

best
AG


I think we can all at least agree that this proves what an absolute work of sublime genius the Hoy test is.
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Practice, practice, practice.
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On 2013-06-02 22:21, Jerome Finley wrote:
Woody Harrelson?

Oh, you mean the naturally gifted actor, comedian, author, raw foods advocate and compassion-minded environmentalist who's in both open support of the global hemp/cannabis trade and gives a better "mentalism" performance than 90+% of the people on this forum...?

THAT WOODY HARRELSON?

I'm 100% for him and anything he does. Smile

Just saying,
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On 2013-06-05 02:31, harbour wrote:
Practice, practice, practice.


And then rehearse. Smile
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On 2013-06-02 22:21, Jerome Finley wrote:
Woody Harrelson?

Oh, you mean the naturally gifted actor, comedian, author, raw foods advocate and compassion-minded environmentalist who's in both open support of the global hemp/cannabis trade and gives a better "mentalism" performance than 90+% of the people on this forum...?

THAT WOODY HARRELSON?

I'm 100% for him and anything he does. Smile

Just saying,
JF.



You say right.
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Some people seem to expect Woody to be at the same level as a Berglas or a Cassidy. It was inevitable, given the nature of his new movie, that he would be asked to perform some mentalism on the show. I'm just happy he seemed to take it seriously and, in my opinion, pulled it off.
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On 2013-06-02 22:21, Jerome Finley wrote:
Woody Harrelson?

Oh, you mean the naturally gifted actor, comedian, author, raw foods advocate and compassion-minded environmentalist who's in both open support of the global hemp/cannabis trade and gives a better "mentalism" performance than 90+% of the people on this forum...?

THAT WOODY HARRELSON?

I'm 100% for him and anything he does. Smile

Just saying,
JF.


Natural Born Mentalist. Smile
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I think he did a very very good job. That is such a stressful enviorment, he pulled it off very well
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Now after watching the clip numerous times and re-reading through Hoys Bold Impromtu Test.... Is this the same version or an improved one. Im seeing it a bit different then it is read. PM if you must.
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On 2013-06-02 22:21, Jerome Finley wrote:
Woody Harrelson?

Oh, you mean the naturally gifted actor, comedian, author, raw foods advocate and compassion-minded environmentalist who's in both open support of the global hemp/cannabis trade and gives a better "mentalism" performance than 90+% of the people on this forum...?

THAT WOODY HARRELSON?

I'm 100% for him and anything he does. Smile

Just saying,
JF.


I 100% agree with this one. There have been so called mentalists on German TV that don't give such a good performance.
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I 100% agree with this one. There have been so called mentalists on German TV that don't give such a good performance.
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Indeed, or Marc Salem on the Howard Stern show. Now that REALLY went badly wrong. Slightly tougher crowd though!
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It's good to read several or so posts that quote and agree with Jerome Finley's comment, " I'm 100% for him and anything he does", as it mitigates the actual merits of Woody Harrelson's performance and makes the enthusiastic content of this thread make way more sense to me. Smile

Maybe this is a good time to point out that the celebrity stars, on Dancing With The Stars.... even the one's that do well on the program.... wouldn't cut it in the world of professional ballroom dancing and professional (and would be professional) ballroom dancers don't look to their example as the type of performance to aspire to.

Just saying,

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Very true Neal. I don't think Messrs Osterlind and Cassidy etc need give up their day job just yet!
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Sealegs I can't understand why you are moaning about people on this thread saying it was a good performance, let people have their opinion....everyone is entitled to it...

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Think about the first time you ever did a magic trick, or performed a mentalism effect in front of another person. Were you nervous? Focused on the mechanics rather than the performance? Were you as smooth as you are now? As smooth as you were by the time you showed it to the 40th person? Imaging going back in time to when you were a complete novice, who had JUST learned his first effect, then had to go on Letterman to perform it TO Letterman. Would you have fared as well? Been as relaxed?

Eisenberg wilted before he even began. Understandably nervous and not in control. Couldn't pull it off.
Woody showed no nervousness WHATSOEVER. In front of LETTERMAN, who's intimidating to the biggest stars, even when they're NOT performing, because of how sharp and quick he is. If you truly believe this was a sub-par mentalism performance for an ACTOR to pull off on a live TV show hosted by David Letterman, then it's just sour grapes. How familiar do you think Woody was with the techniques necessary to pull this off smoothly?

Earlier in this thread, Andrew Gerard said he learned the effect 10 minutes before going on!


I stand by Jerome's line: "...(Woody) gives a better "mentalism" performance than 90+% of the people on this forum..."
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If you truly believe this was a sub-par mentalism performance for an ACTOR to pull off on a live TV show hosted by David Letterman, then it's just sour grapes.


Or maybe he just truly believed it was a sub-par mentalism performance? No sour grapes involved.
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If you truly believe this was a sub-par mentalism performance for an ACTOR to pull off on a live TV show hosted by David Letterman, then it's just sour grapes.


Or maybe he just truly believed it was a sub-par mentalism performance? No sour grapes involved.



Letterman is a tough audience- he's brilliant, challenging and is always in charge. I've seen superstars intimidated, wilting, sitting in that chair. Once in a while, you have a magician/mentalist who legitimately impresses him and TAKES CHARGE of the segment (David Roth, Steve Cohen). Eisenberg failed to do that. Harrelson didn't. Sorry; sour grapes. Re-read Jerome's post. Couldn't be more right.

As further indication of Harrelson's success, take a look at Paisa23's earlier post. Paisa's a veteran. Knowledgable. He asked if this was an "improved" version of Hoy. That tells you all you need to know. Great job by Woody.
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I think Woody did a very good job indeed in the circumstances. I just don't think that someone disagreeing is necessarily sour grapes. Maybe they genuinely believe it wasn't any good. I think we should be careful of impugning people's motives.
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On 2013-05-23 14:41, Randwill wrote:
Since he was already predisposed to like Woody Harrelson, this worked to his (Woody's) advantage.


Do you mean because they are both Sigma Chi's? Or just share a longer history than Dave & Eisenberg?
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