Review of mini-series Gudini

At early age the Hungarian emigrant Eric Weiss fell in love with circus. Having inquisitive mind, possessing an ingenuity, dexterity and courage, the young man became soon the popular actor, the audience came to his representations with pleasure across all America. The actor took Harry Gudini’s scenic name and won glory as the person whom no chains and locks can hold. The glory of the illusionist easily leaving unapproachable chambers and cracking any locks, reached the American government soon. Gudini’s unusual abilities it was decided to use in espionage affairs.

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The first rule of the illusionist – to tell to nobody illusion secrets. So it would be possible to deform the "Fight club" motto in the annex to Harry Gudini’s history, be this known conjurer and the mystifier our contemporary. The benefit, peak of popularity of Gudini has for years, otstoyashchy from our time for the whole century therefore to speak about his skill it is possible in plain terms. And even a little bit to embellish – good mystification has the right to remain for ever.

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On a legend, before Gudini’s death told to the wife a confidential code which he should call to the medium if spirit of the actor will cause after death. Any session of communication with Gudini’s ghost was not recognized as the widow of the actor the original

Founders of the two-hour television movie about Gudini went a way optimum for the viewer, – making a start from real historical marks of life of the actor, what can be read in any encyclopedic article, powdered the biography a crape of the romantic relations of Harry and his spouse Bess, and also generously fertilized history inventions and conjectures. The picture from it only won – Gudini received volume (whatever mockery it sounded to lean as Edriyen Brody’s playing a leading role) pole, his history played unusual paints, in the biography unexpected catches with which the attention of the audience is easy to hold "opened".

Shot from series "Gudini"Review of mini-series Gudini

Outwardly "Gudini" looks quite attractively. The picture draws softness of the paints, unusual scenery and any charm inherent only in a good retro. Certainly, times stage shootings are evident (especially comically the Moscow voyage of the illusionist) looks in this plan, but they can be taken for game conditions, after all in the representations arranged by any magician, surroundings, let and artificial, plays a role important. And here: authenticity of streets of Berlin, Detroit or Budapest – not the most important, after all now directly before our eyes will start to be made miracles.

Shot from series "Gudini"Review of mini-series Gudini

Several times Gudini planned a trick in which he would get out of a coffin dug in the tank with sand. Alas, the death of the actor did not allow to realize an idea, and the coffin was useful to transport only Gudini’s body from Detroit to New York

However, as well as in any focus, the external chic and shine is urged to lull only your attention while in cases the second bottom opens, in walls grooves open, and from sleeves cards and pigeons are taken.« Gudini» behind affected chic hides three important, even drama stories. And everything is good, here only all three roads appeared twisting and brought into the deadlock. The priming is good at series – Gudini deals with why it undertook dangerous tricks that he looks for in this explosion of adrenaline, why endangers the life. To feel itself live? It is admissible, but it is somehow predictable, "is somehow not too great". In the middle the series do a sharp hook towards Gudini’s touching relations with the mother. The actor carries it across Europe, idolizes, devotes it all the successes. The sense of demonstration of it too not too reveals. To show the actor the person? Brody copes with it and without subject crutches. At last, to Gudini’s ending it becomes sharp the unmasker of a spiritualizm and mystifications with fortune-telling and calling of spirits. Too the soil very interesting, but already repeatedly opened – the same «Red fires» or recent «Magic of a moonlight». New "Gudini" offered nothing, and however, and a mass did not spoil.

Shot from series "Gudini"Review of mini-series Gudini

Actually, even in the presence of "Gudini’s" these small "errors" has the universal key, capable to open the lock and to fling the doors open to heart of any viewer is an incomparable Edriyen Brody. To this actor a sin to complain of picturesque character parts, but Gudini was successful to it perfectly. Perhaps, for many years the audience "is doomed" to see Brody’s face as authors extremely convincingly "entered" a recognizable sloping nose of the actor in posters and known photos of that time behind a name of the illusionist. Here it is the real illusion.

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