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Sven Rygh
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Well known Finn Jon of Norway celebrates his 65th birthday today.
In an interview today in Norway's major newspaper, Aftenposten, this morning he is exposing Sawing a Lady in Two.

What a shame - and what a way to celebrate his birthday.

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I have four books that show how to saw a lady in half and all of them are different techniques. One of them isn't even a book on magic. I don't see the threat here.
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Sven Rygh
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Just exposing one, and not all methods there are, doesn't justify a thing of what he did.
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I agree with you Sven. There is never any justification for exposing the principles of our art form. We have a Code of Ethic and Conduct for a reason. Just because someone reaches a milestone in their career or achieves success in the magic industry doesn't give them the right to expose a method, regardless of HOW MANY methods there may be.

Revealing a method - the secret - destroys someone else's creativity. No one has the right to do that. If Finn Jon (or anyone for that matter), developed the method, they have the right to reveal it. If they didn't, it's not their property to destroy by revelation.
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Not to mention that if people know ONE method, they generally think it's the ONLY method and from then on automatically assume they know how the effect is done.

Many times I've seen a magician begin a trick by having someone pick a card and have someone in the audience pipe up, "OH, I know this one! Odds are they know one trick that someone showed them when they were six years old, but they don't realize that there are innumerable variations on the old "Pick a card and then find it" theme. They generally proceed to be mystified.

How many beginner jugglers I meet that say, "I can juggle. I learned then got bored and quit." They didn't realize that anything existed in juggling beyond a three-ball cascade and numbers. It's like learning to play chopsticks and then assuming there's nothing more to playing piano.

If people react this way to such broad subjects, just imagine their reaction to a more specific instance like sawing somebody in half.
John McDonald
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Sawing a lady in two. Before everyone goes overboard about this - what are the facts? Of course without exposing again!!!
Best wishes John
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Quite odd to hear that an innovative club/closeup worker who specializes in IT work would discuss a hundred year old stage box trick in an interview.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
Sven Rygh
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Jonathan;
I did NOT say that he involves himself in illusions. As a guy having been involved in magic and mentalism in Norway for quite a few decades, I should be among the first to know what kind of performing style Finn Jon has.
What I DID say, was that he exposed secrets about illusions.
Finn Jon is a fine performer, but I react to exposing.
After all, we have all (or most of us) given some promises and sworn some oaths when we first got into this, haven't we?

And even though you find it strange that he discussed that illusion in the press, it is a fact that he did.

Even though this was introduced 100 years ago or so, it's still in use..in several variations.


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ONLY IF THIS IS TRUE IN WHAT HE DID, then I agree 100% of what Boywonder stated above. Ed, (Eddini).
"Treat Others As You'd Want To Be Treated" - Jesus Christ
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