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John Bannon is one of the most popular creators of close-up magic and his routines are regularly used by most professional and hobbyist magicians. If you don't have a John Bannon routine in your repertoire you are missing out on direct, visual and impossible close-up magic.
On this DVD/Video John Bannon teaches the best routines from his best selling book "Impossibilia: The Magic Of John Bannon." The routines taught on this program are currently being used by many of the leading close-up magicians. These are the routines that gave John a worldwide reputation. You will immediately add many of them to your working repertoire.
Routines performed and explained:
Shriek Of The Mutilated:
A visual flash restoration of a torn piece of cigarette paper.
Stranger's Gallery: A selected card matches three prediction cards which visually change to odd backed colored cards. As a kicker ending the entire deck also changes its back color.
Play it Straight (Triumph):
Bannon's outstanding no-sleight triumph routine where all the cards of the selected card's suit remain face up after three fair shuffles.
Vacuum Packed: A quarter magically penetrates a small sealed glass bottle and is visually removed through its tiny opening.
One is the Onliest:
A one-coin routine where a signed borrowed Quarter vanishes, appears, and changes into a jumbo join. The signed coin is finally found in an impossible location.
Shock Treatment: A selected card and a thought-of card are found under impossible conditions. The selected card is counted to by the spectator and the thought-of card is found in your pocket.
Heart of the City:
A selected signed card is lost in the deck. A second selection matches your three predictions. The signed selection is now found in a sealed envelope that has been in full view the entire time.
Directed Verdict: A spectator cuts the deck into four packets. The spectator turns the top card of each and shows them to be aces.
The Birnman Revelation:
A visual instantaneous production of the four aces.
Shanghai Surprise: A half-dollar vanishes, appears, changes to an English penny, the half is reproduced and finally both coins change into Chinese coins.
Revolutionary Penetration: A Chinese coin is threaded and tied on a shoelace. The lace and coin are placed into a spectator's fist and impossibly separate.
Photo Logic: A small piece of photo paper is signed and placed in full view. A card is selected and a photograph is taken of it. An image of the selection appears on the signed photo paper.
Return of the Magnificent Seven:
Seven duplicate cards are shown and a card is selected. Each and every one of the duplicates now changes into the selected card. Everything is examinable.
Also explained are the many techniques used to accomplish these miracles.
Approximately 90 minutes.
Special DVD Features:
"Wait Until Dark" bonus routine performed and explained
Instant access to performances, explanations and techniques
Dolby Digital sound
Encoded for worldwide viewing