Friday, November 21, 2014

Flabbergasted

I think once in a while we need to be reminded of the great magicians around us. The ones that make us feel dwarfed by their presence. Those who keep the art in an eternal process of improvement.

Case in point Dr. Gertes:

I want you to marvel at all the little things that you won't pick up right away. The long rubbing of the wand and the hands to prove the objects are the way they are. The poetic insinuating overtones of sexual anticipation, cleverly disguised by the symbol of light going into a blossom of a rose that came out of nowhere.

This is deep shit man.

The choice of music allures even the most rational guy to bow down to the magic impossibilites of three lit lamps appearing.

This is magic at it's finest. As long as there is such wonderful magic out there, there is no need to mention it on my blog.

7 comments:

Hugh Jarce said...

My favourite bit was the cut at about 1.38

Nick Olson said...

oh god why does he hold the lamp like that with a closed fist, like, the absolute worst way to hold his hand for what he's doing.

Marplots said...

You don't become a doctor of magic by being a schlump. There is indeed much to learn here.

the Minutemen said...

Roland you must be joking.

thedevilcorp said...

Great site!

Trick Supply said...

This looks good.. thanks for sharing the video..

Lee Alex said...

Whilst on the subject of Dr. Gertes I have to admit that I stole the "Color Change Waistcoat/Vest" from him and then marketed it as my own! Here you can see the original performance of the Dr. Gertes "Color Change Vest" complete with no less than 11 strokes of the belly (that must be the secret to how it works!). I just can't work out why there is no audience sitting in the theater? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f2uSgAgXBw