After a couple of roles where I kind of got turned off of Paul Giamatti, I’d like to thank him for his performance in The Illusionist. I thought he was terrific. And I quite liked the movie, too.
And speaking of illusionists, those who are into being deceived and misdirected and befuddled, and who know how to find things on torrent sites, well, you should
download search out “Derren Brown: Something Wicked This Way Comes“. It’s a taped performance of his most recent stage show. It’s quite enjoyable, and the ending should really impress. Thanks, by the way, to DaveM for turning me on to Derren Brown.
(See how I misdirected you there? I started off by talking about Paul Giamatti in the movie The Illusionist, but I ended up selling you a pitch for a video. Sorry, no links in this post)
Yeah, The Illusionist was cool. Great acting, atmosphere and dug that scene with the sword stuck in the stage. If you’re into magic, skip The Prestige and check this one out.
I agree – just seen this tonight on DVD and absolutely loved it. I’m a sucker for Edward Norton to begin with – usually – and Paul Giamatti did a tremendous job, which I was pleased about. The movie in its entirety, for me, was really captivating and well done.