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Old 10th March 2015, 11:27 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by The Central Scrutinizer View Post
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but....

I did see Linda & Karl. And DJ. And Michael Feldman (NECSS organizer) and his dad. And my friend Daniela was in the credits. And I was too!!! Sort of. At least someone with my name. I'm gonna tell the girls it is me.

That's nothing. The Kickstarter streaming version of the film has my email address as a super at the top right of the screen throughout the entire movie! I am honored!*

*Please don't write me, though.

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Old 11th March 2015, 05:45 AM   #42
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That's nothing. The Kickstarter streaming version of the film has my email address as a super at the top right of the screen throughout the entire movie! I am honored!*

*Please don't write me, though.
Liar! That's my email address. Anyone who watches it will see it plain as day.
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Old 11th March 2015, 09:33 AM   #43
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Please get the word out

Please get your friends out to see the movie! Tyler and Justin have worked their asses off putting this film together. They are working to distribute this direct to theaters themselves, and most stints are only a week long. Go to anhonestliar.com to see the theater schedules.

Thanks!
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Old 12th March 2015, 03:34 PM   #44
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Well, well, well. This certainly is interesting!

http://deadline.com/2015/03/barry-so...ha-1201391493/
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Old 12th March 2015, 06:34 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by The Central Scrutinizer View Post
Well, well, well. This certainly is interesting!

http://deadline.com/2015/03/barry-so...ha-1201391493/

Wow!

I wonder who will play Randi.
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Old 17th March 2015, 08:32 AM   #46
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I finally got around to watching the Kickstarter stream. I liked it a lot! Learned quite a bit I didn't previously know. I also liked seeing the footage of a young James. I wonder if the bonus footage will ever be made available to the public. I found the "To Tell The Truth" connection to be...well...amazing!

I skipped the credits. Are backers names listed? Anyway, I'm proud and honored to be a small part of it all.

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Old 17th March 2015, 11:07 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by AdMan View Post
Wow!

I wonder who will play Randi.
I'm betting that there will be a death match between Jason Alexander and Neil Patrick Harris over who gets to play him.

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Old 21st March 2015, 05:31 PM   #48
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I'm going to see AHL again in Cambridge on the 22nd. Anyone else in the area?
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Old 1st April 2015, 03:18 PM   #49
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Just saw this last night and loved it. Really, really loved it. Great film!
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Old 4th April 2015, 10:19 PM   #50
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I saw this at the Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 25. There were about a dozen people there.

I thought it was pretty good. There was a lot of great old and not often seen footage of Randi. It concentrated a lot on Deyvi. They make such an odd couple, especially with their age difference. It isn’t really what I think about when I think about Randi, but they did make it into an interesting and emotional story.

I wish it had more on the Million Dollar Challenge, which barely got a mention. JREF and TAM seemed to be largely skipped over as well.

I was disappointed that Geller got an almost final word without rebuttal. After the movie, the person I saw it with seemed to be really thinking and re-evaluating his beliefs. Several hours after seeing the film, he said that he had thought the most relevant statement in the film was at the end when Geller said that just because a stage magician was able to replicate his abilities using magic trick doesn’t mean that he isn’t doing them with real powers, but it had just dawned on him that that wasn’t actually relevant because it didn’t explain why Geller was unable to perform on The Tonight Show when his props had been set up to foil his tricks or why other people’s claimed abilities failed when done under conditions to control against trickery.

The best part was the next day when we were shopping and stopped into a tea shop and were drinking some samples and the girl behind the counter was describing the flavors, ingredients, and benefits of each tea: “This one is good for a congested cough. This cures a headache. This one is good for cancer patients and prevents Alzheimer's.” He said, “It is amazing that each one of these teas has so many health benefits. Oh, wait…Amazing. Liars!” I gave him a knowing wink. We still bought some tea. It was delicious.
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Old 5th April 2015, 06:09 AM   #51
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Really a good film. Amazingly balanced.
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Old 5th April 2015, 09:40 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
I saw this at the Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 25. There were about a dozen people there.

I thought it was pretty good. There was a lot of great old and not often seen footage of Randi. It concentrated a lot on Deyvi. They make such an odd couple, especially with their age difference. It isn’t really what I think about when I think about Randi, but they did make it into an interesting and emotional story.

I wish it had more on the Million Dollar Challenge, which barely got a mention. JREF and TAM seemed to be largely skipped over as well.

I was disappointed that Geller got an almost final word without rebuttal. After the movie, the person I saw it with seemed to be really thinking and re-evaluating his beliefs. Several hours after seeing the film, he said that he had thought the most relevant statement in the film was at the end when Geller said that just because a stage magician was able to replicate his abilities using magic trick doesn’t mean that he isn’t doing them with real powers, but it had just dawned on him that that wasn’t actually relevant because it didn’t explain why Geller was unable to perform on The Tonight Show when his props had been set up to foil his tricks or why other people’s claimed abilities failed when done under conditions to control against trickery.

The best part was the next day when we were shopping and stopped into a tea shop and were drinking some samples and the girl behind the counter was describing the flavors, ingredients, and benefits of each tea: “This one is good for a congested cough. This cures a headache. This one is good for cancer patients and prevents Alzheimer's.” He said, “It is amazing that each one of these teas has so many health benefits. Oh, wait…Amazing. Liars!” I gave him a knowing wink. We still bought some tea. It was delicious.
I wonder if anyone told the girl behind the counter that unless the tea is willow bark or infused with aspirin that claiming it as a cure is frowned upon by the people who can shut you down for that.
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