French Postcards by Chris Philpott
Chris Philpott's French Postcards is a very entertaining twist on Out of the World with an erotic twist. You will receive postcards in the style of the turn of the century.
A Brilliant Out of the World Experience! When Chris did this for me, I had one of those *Why didn't I think of that? moments. Presentation gold! -Steve Valentine
A Cornell University study recently made headlines: subjects could predict whether an image would appear on the left or right side of a computer screen, but only if they used erotic imagery!
To test the theory, 12 postcards from different travel destinations and 12 French postcards are presented (they are old nudes - elegant, sepia-colored, bare torsos). The cards are shuffled; then a spectator sorts them without looking by sensing whether a card has sexual energy or not. The result is perfect!
The effect includes 24 custom-made postcards, written instructions, and links to video tutorials, updates, additional effects, and a bonus comedy script written by Bruce Gold, a professional comedian and magician. Also includes Jon Armstrong's Out of this Blah Blah Blah, the cleanest OOTW treatment ever!
Finally there's a reason to make Out of This World that grabs attention from start to finish. With French Postcards they will never forget you!
Key selling points of French Postcards:
Paul Curry's Out of this World (published 1942) is rightly revered as one of the greatest card tricks of all time. The plot is clear and seems completely impossible: a spectator uses his intuition to separate the red cards from the black. It's powerful, empowering and easy to do...
And yet it's far from a perfect trick. What exactly does the audience see at the screening? You see someone sorting 52 sheets of paper into two piles. That's not magic, that's filing!
While there are hundreds of methodological variations of OOTW, most don't address the core problem of making it fun: how to add an emotional stake to someone who's dealing cards and trying to tell red from black ?
By moving away from the card game, French Postcards achieves several important things:
- More entertainment. With French Postcards, the volunteer doesn't sense whether the card is red or black - he or she senses whether it feels sexy or not. This instantly becomes more interesting, engaging, and fun. You don't have to tell a single joke - the situation itself is funny (but if you want to tell jokes, Bruce Gold's script is excellent).
- Real. Since the premise is based on a real study, the effect becomes more believable and relevant - this is an effect that can make viewers both cry and laugh (both can be seen in the trailer).
- Better visibility: The postcards are larger and can be seen better by your audience. The two card types are oriented in two different ways (vertical and horizontal) and feature two different color palettes (reddish versus bluish) to further increase visibility. The cards are more visually interesting than playing cards.
- More deception. The size of the postcards seems to rule out a sleight of hand, ruling out a possible explanation for the trick's performance.
But despite all these advantages, French Postcards is no more difficult than the original effect.
English instructions and postcards.