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  • It's the basic tool of the illusionist's art: misdirection.

    Jonathan Richards: Misdirection

  • Thus he was hoist with his own petard, doomed to sit and wonder for the next six months when his illusionist's trick would come back to haunt him, as inevitably it would.

    The Magician Has His Trickery Exposed

  • That would be the summit of the illusionist's art: through one of his fictive creations to truly delude us.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • When we come back, we're going to talk about illusionist's David Blaine's latest feat.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2008

  • Part of the fun is learning the tricks of the illusionist's trade.

    Snap Judgement: Movies

  • At one level, the illusionist's art stands in for filmmaking itself: Eisenheim's special effects, which apparently erase the borders between reality and imagination, even death and life, all ultimately rely on a combination of technological know-how and visual mastery.

    The Illusionist

  • And like many of the illusionist's decisions, he used a bit of abracadabra to make the purchase.

    Illusionist's Island

  • But a fundamental of the illusionist's art is that everything should look right ...

    The Dreamthief's Daughter

  • Framed in the archway formed by the far end of the vaulted roof were the fantastical forms of five great gasometers, the supporting superstructures of which seemed in their adumbrations to be tangled impossibly with each other, like the hoops of an illusionist's conjuring trick.

    The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • In between, two Spaniards scored for Barcelona, and Lionel Messi performed an illusionist's trick to outpace and outwit three defenders in a move extraordinary for most men, commonplace for him.

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