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The illusionist 2006

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Call number: DVD Drama Illusionist

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Based on the short story "Eisenheim, the illusionist" by Steven Millhauser.

DVD release of the 2006 motion picture.

Special features: commentary by writer/director Neil Burger ; The making-of 'The illusionist' featurette ; Jessica Biel on 'The illusionist' featurette ; trailer.

Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Jake Wood, Tom Fisher.

The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold. When Leopold's new fiancée rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince's interest evolves into obsession. Suddenly the city's Chief Inspector finds himself investigating a shocking crime. But even as the Inspector engages him in a dramatic challenge of wills, Eisenheim prepares for the most impressive illusion yet.

DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

Contents: Eisenheim, the illusionist.

Community Reviews

Grows On You

The Prestige is one of my favorite movies, and for me The Illusionist did not compare favorably with Nolan's film centered around stage magic. The Illusionist has a simpler, more romantic story, and while there are good performances and production quality, there is just a lack of energy and chemistry. The setting, with Prince Leopold and surrounding tension, is rather interesting in and of itself, however, and overall it is a decent costume drama. But it did lack weight and relied too much on romance over solid storytelling for my taste.

Very good

I love this movie. It is well-directed, interesting, and the acting is very good. Edward Norton is spellbinding and more than a little creepy. Adult themes.

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