I’ve been kind of fascinated over the years by the similarities between drama and magic. Magic is using the mind to lead itself to its own defeat. The same thing is really true of drama.
What you want to do is to set up a proposition so that the audience is going ahead of you, trying to figure out what’s going to happen next. So at the end, just as in a magic trick, it’s surprising and inevitable. It’s inevitable as you say, “Yes, I understand that’s probably what would have happened,” and it’s surprising because it happened in such an unusual way.
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Marshall and the bacon Chef turned and looked right at the camera with an, “Oh, really?” look on their face. It was awesome!
Brian amuses and befuddles host Teresa Dufour on Connecticut Style, channel 8. The magic starts at 3:00 min mark if you want to skip ahead.
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