The first four minutes of the new movie Now You See Me is out and in it we get to see Woody Harrelson playing a mentalist slash street hypnotist who takes his act a bit beyond the typical. He uses a classic speed induction – yep, one that I teach – to hypnotize a woman and gives her the suggestion that her feet are firmly stuck to the floor and her mouth is glued shut. He then takes things a bit further and goes to the husband and uses a mentalism process that is a combination of cold reading and ideomotor reading to discern that the husband has been having an affair with the wife’s sister (stage mentalist Banachek does a similar bit with the alphabet reading – without the creepy blackmail, that is – actually Banachek’s book on psychophysiological thought reading is wonderful and I learned a lot for my own ideomotor reading through it).
Here’s the first four minutes of the film including the bit just described . . . note that both the initially shown induction and the reinduction that Harrelson’s character is shown using are based upon genuine techniques that I use and teach in my own seminars on speed and walkabout trance style speed hypnosis.
I absolutely love magic and adore closeup street mentalism so I would be quite looking forward to this movie even without the addition of street hypnosis to the mix but that just seals the deal.
Just for fun, here’s the official trailer for the film which is opening here in Taiwan on May 31. Quite looking forward to seeing it soon.
Because of my background, I know the mechanics of a number of the effects being shown here and it’s still wonderful . . . quite like that the actors are doing a bit of genuine prestidigitation as well instead of relying upon digital effects (lots of that too) or doubles (I suspect some of that as well). Good fun.
As to Harrelson’s street hypnosis bit, as regular readers here know, speed hypnosis is one of my things and every couple years I travel to Los Angeles to teach a very well respected and sought after course in Walkabout Trance style Street Hypnosis that incorporates my approach to speed hypnosis and creative improvisational hypnosis . . . the WALKABOUT TRANCE BEACH RESORT GETAWAY is a ton and a half of fun and is both a seminar in technique and a hypnoparty all rolled into an awesome weekend on the beach . . . at a resort in sunny California. See our Walkabout Trance Street Hypnosis category here at http://briandavidphillips.net/category/walkabout/ for a LOT of videos and posts about the subject. Hmmm, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a walkabout trance event in Taipei . . . methinks once we’ve built our meetup group up and got the interest and basic competencies set it might be time to give ‘er another go here. When we have done hypnotic group sojourns to Shih-Men Ding or the Taipei Zoo, we had an amazing. We’ve got some great folks who’ve just started attending some of our workshops . . . so if they decide to take their skillsets up to the level we need for an outing I think it would be an absolute blast.
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