Thursday, July 3, 2008

Derren Brown

I've contributed another post to BASS about Derren Brown, the English magician. I feel a little silly reproducing the whole essay here, so I'll just put the video here. Read the whole thing!

1 comment:

Sam said...

Derren Brown is bloody amazing. A funny, skillful performer and a nice guy.
I think your essay is exactly right, though. He uses trickery. I don't even bother trying to guess how he really does things, even when he explains his tricks. He talks about the power of suggestion quite a bit, but I think a lot more of it must be deception than suggestion. He isn't lying, as such. It's all part of his clever act.

I like your blog, by the way. This is only the first time I've commented on it, but I've been reading it a while. Good and interesting stuff.