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in Filmmaking
on May 8, 2008

Here’s Ricky jay, who co-stars in David Mamet’s Redbelt, currently in release, performing a card trick alongside his discussion of Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance.

Both Mamet and Jay were interviewed this week, separately, on the XMPR Bob Edwards radio show, and the discussions can be listened to or downloaded here. Both men are fantastic raconteurs and interview subjects, so this is a great hour, with Mamet talking about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the fight film and noir genres, the link between drama, magic and con games, and his approach to rehearsing film actors. Jay discusses performing, card magic, and The Life, Adventures and Unparalleled Sufferings of Andrew Oehler, an account of a Zelig-like magician who travelled throughout the U.S. territories in the late 1700s where he was continuously jailed by authorities convinced his ghost shows were real.

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