Screen Test by Steve Dimmer is incredibly deceptive with a surprisingly simple method.
Your spectator is handed a bunch of classic movie poster postcards (Each movie is different).
While your head is turned your spectator mixes and selects any one of the movies (totally free choice) and puts the other postcards away (out of sight).
You now state that written on the back of the chosen movie is a list of all the movies included in the set. You ask them to read the list out in any order they like, while you try to pick up on vocal cues to determine which movie they are thinking of.
As they read the list you apologize, stating that you are not picking up any changes in their voice so you are going to try it another way.
You ask them to start imagining the movie, now while your back is still turned you start to reveal exactly what movie they are thinking of.
Also included on the streaming video is a bonus section packed with additional presentation ideas including Peter Nardi's 2 spectator presentation, Where the theme tune to a thought of movie plays as your phones ring tone!
Points to Remember
- No Memory Work Required
- No Fishing
- No Peeks
- May Be Repeated
- Plays For, Close Up, Walk A Round or Stage
- Resets Instantly
Steve Dimmers' Screen Test is a great example of a practical, effective piece of mentalism. I love the movie presentation as everyone loves the movies. It's small enough to be carried and used for strolling gigs and can also play for a stand-up audience. And the Oscar goes to... Alakazam Magic for putting out another fantastic Effect!Danny Archer
Comes complete with full colour movie poster postcards & full online video tutorial