In this latest revitalized episode of the Spiraken Motion Picture Review, Xan & Gretta review and compare 2 films that were released in 2006, are set in the 1890s and are about stage magic. Which was the better film. Well Sit down and find out as they review "The Illusionist" (directed by Neil Burger and starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan)


and The Prestige (directed by Chrisopher Nolan and starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Andy Serkis & David Bowie)


As our hosts compare these unique films about the inner workings of Magical Performances, they also discuss the underlying messages behind each film and the superb acting presence of the many accomplished actors & actresses.


Also note due to the unique nature of these films, all spoilers will be revealed after the first musical break. So if you have not watched these films and don't want to be spoiled, stop the podcast once the music starts and watch the movies, then come back and watch the rest.


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Music Used in This Episode: Closing Theme- The Illusionist/Orange Mountain Music by Philip Glass  (The Illusionist OST) , Stinger Theme- Sacrifice by David Julyan  (The Prestige OST)

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