Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Letter P


THE PRESTIGE-2006


2 men are magicians and friends until the wife of one is killed during a performance. The one blames the other and they become bitter rivals each trying to outdo the other. It stars Christian Bale and Hugh, be still my heart, Jackman as the 2 magicians who hate each other. Scarlett Johanssen is the girl between both and Michael Caine as the trusty partner of Jackman...not Bale’s butler:). It was up for a couple a Oscars and is considered an excellent film about one-upmanship, magic, mystery and David Bowie. Yes, David Bowie, who didn’t want to do this movie until the director, Christopher Nolan, talked him into it playing Nicholas Tesla-brilliantly, I might add.

21 comments:

  1. Good that Nolan talked him into doing it indeed. Poor Batman lost his butler though haha A great pick for P.

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  2. Hi, Birgit!

    I might have gone with Porky's for the win, but this could still work out. :)

    It is interesting that you posted about this film immediately after the death of actor/magician Harry Anderson of Night Court fame. I have not seen The Prestige but it seems like my kind of movie. Over the years I have enjoyed other films about magic and illusion including Tony Curtis as Houdini and Vincent Price as The Mad Magician. David Bowie was indeed a great actor and a box office draw when cast in films. The Prestige might also have benefited from a cameo by Modern Family's Phil Dunphy. :)

    If could could spare a minute today, I would be very grateful if you could visit my blog and help us pay tribute to a very special lady I am sure you remember. Thank you, dear friend BB!

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  3. An excellent Nolan film with a great twist. Although I confess, I liked The Illusionist (which came out the same year) just a little bit more.

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  4. I've heard of this film, but never seen it. Hugh Jackman is excellent in anything he does(I've seen him on stage, before he became famous, as Gaston in Beauty And The Beast). And I can't forget David Bowie in Labyrinth - what a delicious Goblin King!

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  5. This is one I have not heard of, which surprises me, since I have a love for all things science and Tesla, too. I'm going to see if I can find it on Netflix. It sounds wonderful.

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  6. Haven't seen this one. You have me intrigued though and this is one I'll be looking for! :)
    ~Jess

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  7. Hi Birgit - I haven't heard of this film ... but looks like a good one to see at some stage - so thanks for highlighting it for us - and of course Hugh!! Cheers Hilary

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  8. Having connections to the world of magic, this film especially interested me. I liked the premise of the story as well as the Tesla aspect. This is a film that I've been wanting to watch again and fortunately I do have the DVD in my collection.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  9. Birgit,

    I started watching this movie on Netflix but for some reason stopped. I wonder if it's still available. I don't know why I didn't finish it. Okay, Netflix still has it. I'm going to try to watch it tomorrow while on my elliptical. Thanks for the reminder and for the visit today, dear friend! ;)

    Curious as a Cathy
    A2Z iPad Art Sketch 'P' is for Prince Charming & His Princess

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  10. I didn't really like this one. My mother, however, loved it.

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  11. Wow, I was totally unfamiliar with this one. But... Michael Caine as "not Bale’s butler?" Very funny, Birgit!

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  12. Sounds fascinating! I will put it on my must see list.

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  13. Another one I haven't seen and it sounds like a good one.
    Huh. I didn't know Bowie was in it.

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  14. Guess what, I haven't seen this one either, sounds pretty good though.

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  15. It has a great cast in it. I don't think I ever saw David Bowie in a movie (not knowing if he did any more than this one). Worth to check it out I do believe!

    betty

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  16. I'm a little shocked this slipped past my radar

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  17. I watched this again recently after seeing it on first release at the cinema. An excellent film.
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  18. This is such a brilliant movie!

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  19. I remember watching this on a plane and not enjoying it - but that might have been something to do with me and planes not getting on, not the film :)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings - Movie Monsters

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  20. We saw this movie, but I have no memory which means I'm seeing it again.

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  21. I would have picked my all time favorite movie, Peggy Sue Got Married. :)

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