Through the recently digitized scrapbooks of Harry Houdini, you can be transported to the world of 19th-century magic, an era of deception and curiosity about the unknown.
Don’t you wish that you had magical powers to exhibit and impress those who decide to pay your home a visit? Sure, you might not be a new tycoon who has just cashed out big time because Google or Facebook decided to buy your company and intellectual property for a few billion dollars, so you [...]
Every October 31, from 1927 up to the present day, a séance has been conducted with hopes of contacting the spirit of Harry Houdini. So far, the great Houdini has not made his presence known. The Houdini séance has been a Halloween tradition since the first anniversary of his death. Show More Summary
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell felt emotionally drained but extremely fortunate after pulling off a Houdini-like escape for a second successive day at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Thursday.
Promising levitation, self-decapitation, and Houdini's death-defying water-torture illusion, these posters sure beat the formulaic movie ads of today. Nowadays, we're so busy watching cars explode or taking 3-D rocket ship rides on the big screen that we don't have much time for dorky little magic tricks. Show More Summary
Houdini 4 continues rolling through Stage 1a of the strongest computer chess championship TCEC. In the key moment of the qualification group, Houdini managed to defeat with black one of the surprises of Season 6 – Cheng4 – and laterShow More Summary
The new season of the computer chess championship TCEC is starting February 7th at 20:00 CET. Komodo, Stockfish, Houdini, Stockfish, Rybka, Shredder, Gull, and a total of 36 chess engines will battle through four stages and a Superfinal...Show More Summary
The Confabulist considers the common ground of counterfeit memory and the trickery of Houdini's legendary performances.
Amy Schreibman Walter performs a conjuring trick of her own in this poem, reconfiguring another writer's language to paint a neurotic portrait of the man behind the magic. The post Houdini in Psychoanalysis appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Max Landis wants to add a little Cthulhu to a Houdini biopic. True Blood has recast James. The movie based on Ted Chiang's Story of Your Life has a director. Learn how The Purge 2 will turn the first movie's premise on its head. Plus watch brand new trailers for The CW's The 100 and Star-Crossed, and Syfy's Dominion. Spoilers now! Read more...
Biopics are a little like the savings bonds of the movie world. They’re dependable and usually low-risk; for every Diana or Amelia or Jobs, you’re sure to find dozens of true-life stories making reasonable returns on their investment. Show More Summary
Zach King is officially the Harry Houdini of the Vine video app! His creations not only defy reality, but also have a fabulous sense of humor. And he is pretty cute to boot. Check out Zach's series of wonderful "magic"...
In his book Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind (reviewed here), Alex Stone starts by recounting his tragically humiliating disqualification at an international magic competition.
Deadline is reporting that Max Landis has signed on to rewrite Scott Frank’s script for Sony’s Houdini. The film would tell the story of legendary illusionist, Harry Houdini, who passed away in 1926. Houdini was world-renowned for his abilities as an … Continue reading ? The post ‘Houdini’ Scores Hot Young Writer appeared first on Latino-Review.com.
Harry Houdini has the subject of much interest in Hollywood for the past couple of years, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at your local theater listings. We’ve barely heard a peep about Summit’s Houdini spy film since Dean Parisot entered talks to direct last summer, and DreamWorks doesn’t seem to have done much […]
Scott Frank wrote the original script for the biopic. This new draft is telling the magician's life story with an H.P. Lovecraft influence. [...]
Max Landis ('Chronicle') is writing a new draft of 'Houdini' for Sony Pictures, and is said to be giving the film a Lovecraftian feel. The post ‘Chronicle’ Screenwriter Max Landis Rewriting ‘Houdini’ for Sony appeared first on Screen Rant.
Max Landis to script a biopic of magician Harry Houdini with an H.P. Lovecraft influence, to be produced by Jimmy Miller Read the full article on AICN Papa Vinyard here, now here's a little somethin' for ya... Despite having a wonkyShow More Summary
Just as 2014 is the Year of Hercules – not above all other things, mind you – there’s a really good chance that 2015 will be the Year of Houdini. Apparently Hollywood is just flipping through the "H" volume of an encyclopedia for ideas. Show More Summary