Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012)

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Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012)

Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) -- and a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. Deceptive Practice traces Jay's achievements and influences, from his apprenticeship at age 4 with his grandfather, to such now-forgotten legends as Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini and his primary mentors, Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller. Featuring rare footage from his 1970s TV appearances (doing 3-card Monte with Steve Martin on The Dinah Shore Show) and told in Jay's inimitable voice, this is a remarkable journey inside the secretive world of magic and the small circle of eccentrics who are its perpetual devotees.
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Director Molly Bernstein
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Release Date2012-10-03
Runtime1h 28min
GenreDocumentary
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
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CompanyKino Lorber
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Selfas Self
Winston Simone
Winston Simone
Self - Ricky Jay's Manageras Self - Ricky Jay's Manager
Self - Narratoras Self - Narrator
Self - Writer & Directoras Self - Writer & Director
Persi Diaconis
Persi Diaconis
Self - Professor of Statistics and Mathematics, Stanford Universityas Self - Professor of Statistics and Mathematics, Stanford University
Michael Weber
Michael Weber
Self - Ricky Jay's Partneras Self - Ricky Jay's Partner
Fred Neumann
Fred Neumann
Self - Deputy Sheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Officeas Self - Deputy Sheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
Suzie Mackenzie
Suzie Mackenzie
Self - Journalist, The Guardianas Self - Journalist, The Guardian
Chrisann Verges
Chrisann Verges
Self - Ricky Jay's Wifeas Self - Ricky Jay's Wife
Roy Benson
Roy Benson
Self - Magicianas Self - Magician
Francis Carlyle
Francis Carlyle
Self - Magicianas Self - Magician
Hugh Fitzgerald
Hugh Fitzgerald
Hugh Fitzgeraldas Hugh Fitzgerald
Al Flosso
Al Flosso
Self - Magicianas Self - Magician
Al Hirschfeld
Al Hirschfeld
Self - Artistas Self - Artist
Self - Comedianas Self - Comedian
Charlie Miller
Charlie Miller
Self - Magicianas Self - Magician
Richard Valentine Pitchford
Richard Valentine Pitchford
Self - Magicianas Self - Magician
David Roth
David Roth
Self - Magicianas Self - Magician