Three images from magician themed films

The writer Sonny Arifien asked me to contribute to his blog Privilege of Legends. It explores the art of cinema and film as an art form. His latest post ‘Sleight of Hand: The Magic of Deception’ looks at how cinema grew out of the world of magic. It explores some ways how cinema has kept engaging in the subject of magicians in film ever since. Here’s my chat with Sonny… ON WHY MAGIC ENDURES THROUGH THE AGES Sonny: Why do you think magic continues to capture our hearts and imaginations? Christopher: I think magic answers to basic desires in the human condition. Imagine how it would be for example to change something in the world with a click of your[…]