Where others have called upon magic as merely an evocative metaphor for the wonders of cinema, Matthew Solomon focuses on the work of the professional illusionists who actually made magic with moving pictures between 1895 and 1929.
Author: Matthew Solomon
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Performing Arts
Disappearing Tricks revisits the golden age of theatrical magic and silent film to reveal how professional magicians shaped the early history of cinema. Where others have called upon magic as merely an evocative metaphor for the wonders of cinema, Matthew Solomon focuses on the work of the professional illusionists who actually made magic with moving pictures between 1895 and 1929. The first to reveal fully how powerfully magic impacted the development of cinema, the book combines film and theater history to uncover new evidence of the exchanges between magic and filmmaking in the United States and France during the silent period. Chapters detailing the stage and screen work of Harry Houdini and Georges Méliès show how each transformed theatrical magic to create innovative cinematic effects and thrilling new exploits for twentieth-century mass audiences. The book also considers the previously overlooked roles of anti-spiritualism and presentational performance in silent film. Highlighting early cinema's relationship to the performing body, visual deception, storytelling, and the occult, Solomon treats cinema and stage magic as overlapping practices that together revise our understanding of the origins of motion pictures and cinematic spectacle.
'And just imagine if the boy had a disappearing trick, to make it seem like the
violin was haunted!' Pinchbeck spoke like someone telling a child that spinach
was delicious–high and false and overly cheerful. She fussed and fluttered round
Author: Jenni Spangler
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
'A thrilling, original, evocative and eerie tale - I adored it!’ Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic 'A thrilling page-turner. Madame Pinchbeck is a gloriously Dickensian villain’ Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song 'Ghosts, gadgets, likeable villains and unlikely heroes: The Vanishing Trick is a dark and dazzling adventure’ Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse 'A completely enthralling tale, oozing with atmosphere and originality’ Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island 'Jenni Spangler is the next big voice in children’s magical history novels’ Lucy Powrie, author of The Paper & Hearts Society 'Deliciously dark and atmospheric … I couldn’t get enough' Nizrana Farook, author of The Girl Who Stole An Elephant 'A spectacular heart-stopping adventure in a dark and dangerous Victorian world' Tamsin Winter, author of Jemima Small Versus the Universe 'An eventful gothic adventure full of secrets and surprises' Sunday Times Book of The Week? Step into a world of secrets, folklore and illusions, where nothing is as it seems and magic is at play… Madame Augustina Pinchbeck, travels the country conjuring the spirits of dearly departed loved ones... for a price. Whilst her ability to contact ghosts is a game of smoke and mirrors, there is real magic behind her tricks too - if you know where to look. Through a magical trade, she persuades children to part with precious objects, promising to use her powers to help them. But Pinchbeck is a deceiver, instead turning their items into enchanted Cabinets that bind the children to her and into which she can vanish and summon them at will. When Pinchbeck captures orphan Leander, events are set into motion that see him and his new friends Charlotte and Felix, in a race against time to break Pinchbeck’s spell, before one of them vanishes forever… #TheVanishingTrick A historical adventure with a magical twist from an outstanding debut talent. Perfect for fans of Michelle Harrison, Sophie Anderson and Emma Carroll.
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Author: Len Roberts
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
In The Disappearing Trick, Len Roberts wrestles with the loss of loved ones--whether that loss be through death, a son moving away to college, or simply how people fade from our lives and memories. Hybrids of the narrative and lyric form, these poems are models of indirect statement that have, as Sharon Olds has said, “emotional courage, powerful music, and a deep balance.” Like the light shining on a face, or a girl’s thigh back in a sixth-grade class, the poems often come as Proustian flashes--lasting just a second, but seeming eternal--amid an increasing darkness.
And he painted black bars on the box, to make it look like a cage. Gary and Kevin
practiced the disappearing trick in their kitchen. Gary draped a large cloth over a
table. Kevin hid under the cloth. Then Gary put his “disappearing box” on the ...
Author: David A Adler
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Two sets of twins launch a wild chase when the "disappearing parrot" in their school talent show magic act really does disappear.
Why are the people who have known William Evans so sure that other people have died? What other people? Or have they died at all? Yes. This is a mystery, but is it a murder mystery?
Author: Kathleen McDicken
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Can a man who is used to the comfort and prestige of a professional life, effectively disappear after the strange death of his wife? How can he start a new life? Where is William Evans and what is he doing now? Why is Edith Markman hiding herself away in small rural community? What does he have to hide? Patsy Young, a friend of both Edith and William is surprised and outrages when ex-CIB Inspector Jim Wright invites her to meet with Edith, Patsy is adamant that Edith is dead. Why are the people who have known William Evans so sure that other people have died? What other people? Or have they died at all? Yes. This is a mystery, but is it a murder mystery?
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& c . ; Vol . III . , and Charades . By FRANK BELLEW . Posthumous Poems , the
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And Jackson will be sitting in the audience, just waiting to cause trouble... If things keep going wrong, Mike might need a magic trick to help him disappear!
Author: Kate Egan
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Want to see something amazing? I can make myself disappear. All it takes is a little magic... Mike's magic tricks have helped him learn how to focus, earn extra credit, improve his reputation and stand up for himself. But his new confidence is about to face its biggest challenge yet - the school talent show! Mike signs up immediately. After all, what magician would pass up the chance to perform on a real stage? But then, he learns that Nora, his friend and trusted magician's assistant, has a massive case of stage fright. And Jackson will be sitting in the audience, just waiting to cause trouble... If things keep going wrong, Mike might need a magic trick to help him disappear!
restoration — Any trick where the magician destroys something ( by tearing or
cutting , for example ) , then magically puts it back together . ... Examples of vanishing tricks appear in : Trick # 1 , “ Big Squeeze ” Trick # 6 , “ What Water ? "
Author: Eric Ladizinsky
Publisher: Lowell House
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provides instructions for a variety of projects, including science experiments, handicrafts, recipes, and magic tricks.
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Master Wheatcroft in this edition of his work suggests that , while killing the so -
called “ disappearing trick , " the section has opened the door to three new tricks
which should enable donees to avoid the full impact of its provisions . These he ...
Romantic and intriguing, DISAPPEARING ACT is another compelling book to add to James's growing canon of work with HCPA.
Author: James Moloney
Category: Children's stories
Romantic and intriguing, DISAPPEARING ACT is another compelling book to add to James's growing canon of work with HCPA. Ages: 12+ Matt Cooper is twelve, and spends quite a bit of his time honing his magic skills and tricks. He doesn't realise that his great-grandfather, Mattheus Coperneau, was a professional magician whose career came to a disastrous end when a trick he performed backfired spectacularly. What neither Matt nor Mattheus realise is that there's an even older story behind the failure of Mattheus's 'disappearing trick' and a tragic romance is at the bottom of it all. In 1889, Joachim Tannislaus is a young scientist with a stellar career in front of him and half the girls in the small principality of Montilagus pursuing him. But Joachim loves Princess Agneta, who is also studying at the university. When he and Agneta are caught in an embrace, he is thrown into prison to perish, but Agneta gives him a dose of the potion they have been working on in secret, little knowing that the elixir has given him the possibility of eternal life.When Matt and his family return to Montilagus to clear his great-grandfather's name, Matt discovers that there's more to magic than meets the eye.
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and I saw you buy them , so I dug up some real ones of my own , knowing you
planned a major trick . Then I watched you guys until I had figured out what you
might do with them . But I never figured on a carnival ! " He stared me straight in
The mindset of how to disappear is more important the the tools of disappearing. Really! The success of a disappearance is based upon one's ability strategize and maneuver. A how to book is no you in the field but an author behind some pages. Ultimately, you must become the master of your fate. This book is about prompting thought. Think of this book as blurbs to your future disappearance or privacy protection. Simply, bits and pieces you can easily remember and utilize when most needed. With that said, there is no need to write a 4000-word description Amazon suggests. What you will find are my thoughts, strategies and suggestions which apply before and after a disappearance. Good luck!