Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) and a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. DECEPTIVE PRACTICE traces Jay’s achievements and influences, from his apprenticeship at age 4 with his grandfather, to such now-forgotten legends as Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini and his primary mentors, Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller. Featuring rare footage from his 1970s TV appearances (doing 3-card Monte with Steve Martin on The Dinah Shore Show) and told in Jay’s inimitable voice, this is a remarkable journey inside the secretive world of magic and the small circle of eccentrics who are its perpetual devotees.
- Jay’s Colleagues on Camera: Paul Thomas Anderson, Steve Martin, David Mamet, etc.?
- Mentors and Magic: Ricky Jay and Michael Weber?
- Bob Dylan Video featuring Ricky Jay?
- -Never-Before- Seen Performance Footage, Crazy Anecdotes and Animation?
- The New Yorker Festival with Mark Singer?
- Theatrical Trailer?
- The New Yorker Profile of Ricky Jay by Mark Singer (DVD-ROM).
“…It’s a well crafted biographical film of the life of magician, actor and writer, Ricky Jay. “
Fredrick Turner, MyLovelyAssistant 9/12/2013