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Movies 2008: The Illusionist

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My friend recommended this movie saying its similar to another popular movie The Prestige.
The movie is based on a short story  ‘Eisenheim the Illusionist‘ .  The movie is set in Vienna during the  the early 19th century.

It is about a magician called Eisenheim. He gets into magic at an early age ,travels many countries and returns back as a master conjurer  to Vienna. People are spell bound by his many tricks.  But he displays his masterpiece at the end of the movie, for his love over childhood friend  Sophie (Jessica Biel).  I leave it to you to watch and enjoy that.

Verdict: What I liked most was the cinematography of the movie.The lighting used in the the movie was mind boggling.The shadows and  fading effects have come very nice. There is one amorous scene (where Sophie meets Norton at his place) which was quite exceptional for a love scene.  This is a good movie to watch with your friends. Watch it for the amazing cinematography in the movie.


Written by sujai

August 29, 2008 at 12:03 pm

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  1. I know why Madam wanted to watch the movie.
    you shouldnt have mentioned about the amorous thing.

    Sridhar V

    August 30, 2008 at 8:52 pm

  2. Yes, it has got a certain ‘dreamy’ charm about it. And the twist in the tale also reminded me of The Prestige.


    August 31, 2008 at 10:44 am

  3. this movie was shown in star movies over the weekend.
    A good one. Infact, i liked it for having only one long and final twist.

    btw, why is it a good movie to watch with friends?

    a fan

    September 4, 2008 at 5:36 pm

  4. @a fan
    There are some movies like No Country… etc which ,IMHO cannot be watched as a group. Not everyone will like it. But this movie has a fast story line and most people will like it. Thats what the comment means 🙂


    September 7, 2008 at 7:24 am

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