Hollywood has granted another tip of the top hat to. Theater audiences have been granted another opportunity to view a film which features the art of performance magic. In a marked departure from the classic depiction of magic proffered in the 2006 release of both The Prestige and The Illusionist, Hollywood’s latest – –presents the world of magic in a manner that is decidedly more comedic.
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Jeff McBride–the Master of Masks–was deeply distressed to discover that a magician, in Thailand, is performing his famed “Masks” routine . . . move for move, point for point and utilizing the same music. The knock-off magician (Pat “Jiw” Bozo, who performs using the name “The Mask”) can be seen on YouTube, at the present time. In watching the YouTube video one can see that the magician is indeed performing, to a very obvious degree, Jeff McBride’s entire classic mask routine. The performer also looks eerily similar to McBride’s own onstage persona.
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