A Magic Trick has 3 parts or acts:
The Pledge; the magician shows you something ordinary, but of course it probably isn’t.
The Turn; the magician makes is ordinary something do something extraordinary.
(Now you’re looking for the secret but you won’t find it, which brings us to the third act)
The Prestige; the part with the twists and turns, and you see something shocking that you’ve never seen before.
Last night C and I went out with another couple to dinner and to see The Prestige.
An excellent movie, I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it. It’s not quite as fast paced and ‘thrilling’ as the trailer would have you believe, but it’s still quite good.
It seems to be getting average ratings of 8 or so on a scale of 1-10 and that’s pretty accurate. The acting is quite good, Michael Cane is always good and even David Bowie as Professor Tesla wasn’t too bad.
The Prestige at IMdb
I think an 8 out 10 is just about right.