Originally Posted by cec68
With wit and charm -- and lots of rare footage -- legendary illusionist Ricky Jay reveals his influences and offers insight into a secretive world.
I recognized him from films and shows that I've seen, but never knew that he was also an extraordinary illusionist. Quite an interesting documentary, and the things he can do with an ordinary deck of playing cards, is just incredible.
+1 I looked up Ricky Jay after seeing House of Games a long time ago. Thought he looked familiar, perhaps from one night back in the early 90s when I went to the Magic Castle in Los Angeles (and for sure saw Vito Scotti that night, another character actor you may have seen a lot of, also a great illusionist/magician and pretty funny,, too).