In this 2006 David Blaine interview the magician discusses his feeling after failing to complete his live finale for the special Drowned Alive.
What a great look back in time. It’s an interview that puts Blaine apart from so many other performers. I can’t think of another magician that would be able to speak with such candor after a public failure.
Of course, Blaine later broke the record on Oprah.
Argentinean Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs is a long time NBA superstar. But he’s seen better days recently, with back to back stinker games in his series against the Miami Heat. For inspiration, he might turn to the bizarre advertisements narrated by David Blaine from 2007.
It was a 1920′s carnival themed affair featuring a who’s who of entertainment. John Mayer performed his hit song “Daughters” while the new Mrs. Paul danced with her father. Foster the People of “Pumped Up Kicks” fame played for much of the reception.
And David Blaine, in Los Angeles to continue shooting on his new special did some close-up magic.
Isla Fisher plays one of four bank robbing magicians in the upcoming actioneer Now You See Me. Among the points of note in the above interview is that she held her breath for 3 minutes straight in one take where she escapes from a water torture cell and that she called her pal David Blaine for some tips on how to play a conjurer.
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