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Mario Morris
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I just watched "The Art Of St Performing" Volume 2

It is good shooting that makes it an easy watch. I think this is a great DVD for some one how is just starting out. For a lifer then a makes an interesting watch and study where you may pick up a few tips. Most of which is covered by the book "The Roal Touch"

The only thing I disagreed with was Cellini statement is in regards to Gazzo crowd pulling, (I just don’t think that was Gazzo best example of pulling a Crowd.)

At the end of the day I will give it 8+ out of 10.

Koz: I like your friendly approach on the DVD and I like your table, good stuff.
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Thanks,
In the future we will go into detail as to what makes it work on the streets...a dvd just about hat lines and how to deliver, what works, that kind of thing

As far as Gazzo, I'm not sure what statement you are talking about....we wanted to show several examples....that was one....

I'm glad you liked it, and I hope you found something useful on the dvd.

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Mario,

I didn't take Cellini's statement of Gazzo's crowd pulling to be a criticism of Gazzo. By watching the Disc you can see that it works. Gazzo pulled a heck of a crowd.

When Jim said, "I think this is a better way" and showed Kozmo with the rope and the props I think he is right if you take "better" to mean the same as "easier".

It is much easier to lay out a rope and find a way to be eye catching with noise and color than it is to have created thirty minutes of verbal comedy to use to draw people in.

When Gazzo draws a crowd he does it much faster than anyone could do it with a rope. He also develops an instant bond with the audience by talking with them to draw them (notice I didn't say talks TO them).

But, for most mere mortals this is not possible or would take years to develop.

I try and do both but I also have a background in comedy (not a very good one but it gave me enough to get by). If a person isn't "funny" I think the chat up version of crowd drawing would be the kiss of death.

In my opinion there is nothing harder to watch than a fresh start performer attempting to go back and forth with an audience and failing. Most people in his audience who will talk to him will have something funny to come back with when he talks to them. he needs to be able to capitalize on this and if he doesn't have the experience there will be a lot of times when he will be left with nothing to say. Those moments hang in the air like a stale smell.

Gazzo's way is much harder for a beginner I think and that is probably why Jim said the other way was "better". that's my two cents anyway.

Peter Gross draws a crowd with a lot of comedy and audience management as well. I'd love to hear his take on this as he is a lot more experienced than I am. Not to mention great at it. Pete, any thoughts?

Best,

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Koz,

I told you I'd order from you but the wife wouldn't let me have the check book. Fortunately I was able to order them online with my credit card (heh heh heh). Sorry for the miscommunication.

Anyway, got them yesterday. Great stuff. I'm still watching vol. 3. There is so much there. It's amazing. Thanks for putting all of this together.

Mark
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Thanks for buying them.
Guys, I don't care where you buy them as long as you do! Smile

Danny is right, easier with a rope...I can do it both ways but tend to use the rope.....had a dream last night about building an audience...did it with out a rope....new idea...wont talk about it cause its likely really stupid...we will see.

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Thanks Dan
For setting me right, on that point.
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I just got these. My GOD! These are the GREATEST materials for magicians ever. The knowledge shared will help any performer. These are not just for folks interested in street performing.
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Lol...are you being sarcastic.....Smile

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Me? Not at all. These DVD's rock!!!
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Koz,
just relax and be happy, some ppl know good material and info when they se it.. Smile
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Why is it that someone keeps moveing threads, after all these posts as well, it does not make any sense?
Not impressed
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Lol....its just best for me that they get talked about...at least I think its best....i want to sell them all Smile
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Gazzo's style gives me the creeps!.Calling the spectators
names makes me keep walking!.Cellini is a true artist
however,I love him.
''In memory of a once fluid man,crammed and distorted by the classical mess'' -Bruce Lee
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Yea...but gazzo makes the cash!
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Funny about Gazzo. I HATED him before getting Volume #3. In this volume you get to see the real Gazzo- a true professional, and Gentle-Man and a class act.

An there is some guy called Kozmo that's a first rate performer and full of charm. (Nice hair, too;-)
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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