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The Intercessor by Gaetan Bloom(c. 2001) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Effect: This is a great universal gimmick. One of the most powerful dodges used in card magic has been the torn corner principle. One card is chosen, one corner is torn off, kept by a spectator and the rest of the card is destroyed. The card is then found restored in an impossible location, inside a cigarette, a lemon or a small safe buried under a tree as Robert Houdin used in his time. The card is not only restored but the corner matches, proving that it is the same card. All of these great mysteries work on the same principle, “the corner switch”, the torn corner of the forced selected card being switched for a corner of the duplicate card, already set-up in the final location. From now on, thanks to “The Intecessor” you will be able to achieve all these effects, without switching any corner at any time. More than that, once the card has been selected, the spectator will sign the corner of the card, this corner will be ripped off and given to the spectator. At this moment he will check that the torn corner matches perfectly to the card. Only then the card will be destroyed and found restored where you want, with no false move at any time. You will be able to repeat the effect again immediately if you want.
Comes with the gimmick ready to use and tons of ideas from Gaetan Bloom, Juan Tamariz and Michael Weber.
One of the real downsides of the reviewer job is that every now and then I have to tell you about something that I would really rather keep to myself. Such an item is Gaetan Bloom’s The Intercessor. This gaff allows you to perform the following effect. A card is selected (forced). A corner of the card is torn off and given to the spectator. The remainder of the card is vanished (or destroyed). The card appears in a completely impossible location, limited only by your imagination. The corner held by the spectator is fitted to the card. It matches perfectly.
There is no switch of the torn corner. The corner that is torn off the original card absolutely matches the card that is found in the impossible location. Gaetan has been demonstrating and selling The Intercessor at his lectures, but the trick is still relatively unknown to magicians. I got one years ago and kept very quiet about it. You get the gaff plus a manuscript that includes ideas from Juan Tamariz and Michael Weber. Also included is Gaetan’s pet routine. As with almost everything that Gaetan comes up with, The Intercessor is a brilliant idea. Get one before Blaine does it on his next TV special.
And now, just forget that I said anything about this. Move along to the next item, there’s nothing to see here. Just move along now.
(Michael Close – Magic Magazine, September 2001)
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Approx. Price: $45.00 (2007) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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