Are you watching closely? We’re going to dip into the macabre for minute to tell you about a new Netflix series where magician Drummond Money-Coutts recreates famous illusions that killed other performers. The series, titled Death by Magic, “spans four continents and eight cities around the world.”
According to the official synopsis which you can read in full at the bottom of this article, the production of this series took a year’s time, and the planning clocked in at nearly 20 years. This is a fantastic premise in my opinion, it sort of plays into the old idea that while some in the crowd are wishing to be amazed, there are also some that just as much ant to see something go wrong.
I’ve always had a fascination with magicians and illusions. I am a huge fan of Penn and Teller Fool Us, and magicians are one of the main reasons I watch America’s Got Talent. Needless to say I will definitely be checking this show out in roughly ten days when it’s released on November 30.
You can find an official synopsis for the film below.
“After more than two decades of planning and 12 months of intense production – the worldwide release of DEATH BY MAGIC is now a little over one month away. It is of course a magic show – but beyond that it’s also a tribute to those magicians who gave their lives in the pursuit of greatness. It is a eulogy and a celebration of the dream-chasers who pushed themselves to the absolute limits of what is possible within our craft. It has been the greatest privilege of my life to create this body of work alongside my heroes within the industry, to capture beautiful magic across four continents – and even to have the experience of staring death in the face on multiple occasions. To feel the paralyzing rush of absolute fear, but then the fresh awakening of presence that comes each time the mind is able to transcend that fear. To be reminded of how fragile, ephemeral and special this winning lottery ticket of existence truly is. May the magic of the show entertain you, but also the stories and subject matter serve as a reminder of our own individual transience. A reminder that life is short, that we are each but fleeting streaks of light across the night sky of this life, and that each new dawn is a renewed chance to create something extraordinary. “
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