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The Prestige

US Promotional poster for The Prestige.
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Christopher Nolan
Emma Thomas
Written by Jonathan Nolan
Christopher Nolan
Christopher Priest
(Novel)
Starring Hugh Jackman
Christian Bale
Michael Caine
Scarlett Johansson
David Bowie
Piper Perabo
Andy Serkis
Rebecca Hall
Music by David Julyan
Cinematography Wally Pfister
Editing by Lee Smith
Studio Newmarket Films
Syncopy Films
Distributed by Touchstone Pictures
(United States)
Warner Bros.
(International)
Release date(s) October 20, 2006
(United States)
November 10, 2006
(United Kingdom)
Running time 130 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget US$41.2 million
Gross revenue US$109 million
.The Prestige is a 2006 mystery thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan, with a screenplay adapted from Christopher Priest's 1995 novel of the same name.^ Based on the novel by Christopher Priest.
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^ Nolan worked with his brother, Jonathan, to adapt Christopher Priest's tight period novel.

^ Based on Christopher Priest's novel, The Prestige examines the destructive nature of revenge, framed elegantly within the illusory and competitive world of magic.
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.The story follows Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, rival stage magicians in London at the beginning of the 20th century.^ The story follows Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, rival stage magicians in fin de siècle London.
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^ It is 19th century London, and Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) are two young magicians on the rise.
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^ The flashy, sophisticated Robert Angier is a consummate entertainer, while the rough-edged purist Alfred Borden is a creative genius who lacks the panache to showcase his magical ideas.

.Obsessed with creating the best stage illusion, they engage in competitive one-upmanship with tragic results.^ Obsessed with creating the best stage illusion, they engage in competitive one-upmanship with tragic results.
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^ The rivalry comes to murder over the possession of the perfect illusion: a trick of transporting the magician from one side of the stage to the other.
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^ They both lived half of one life, never telling anyone in order to maintain the illusion.
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.The film features Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier, Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla.^ Mostly though, Angier obsesses at his rival Alfred Borden’s (Christian Bale) ability to transport himself from one side of the stage to the other instantly.
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^ Technorati Tags : Christian Bale , david bowie , Hugh Jackman , Michael Cane , movies , Scarlett Johanson , The Prestige .
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^ Amazing actors Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale play the two magicians, and there couldn't be two better choices for those roles.
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.It also stars Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo, Andy Serkis, and Rebecca Hall.^ Full of twists and turns, THE PRESTIGE is set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century London, with an exceptional cast that includes two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie.
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^ Michael Caine is classy and smooth as Cutter, a creator of tricks, while Scarlett Johansson is luminous as a woman caught between the affection of both men.
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^ Cast: Hugh Jackman , Christian Bale , Michael Caine , Scarlett Johansson , David Bowie , Piper Perabo , Rebecca Hall , Andy Serkis full cast .
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.The film reunites Nolan with actors Bale and Caine from Batman Begins, and returning cinematographer Wally Pfister, production designer Nathan Crowley, film score composer David Julyan, and editor Lee Smith.^ The film reunites Nolan with actors Bale and Caine from Batman Begins, and returning cinematographer Wally Pfister, production designer Nathan Crowley, and film score composer David Julyan.
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^ Cinematographer Wally Pfister shot the film in Panavision with an unbraced camera.
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^ Bale has the darker, more introspective role, but as he so ably proved in 'Batman Begins,' perhaps no other mainstream actor in Hollywood today is more suited to wearing the color black.
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.Priest's epistolary novel was adapted to the screen by Nolan and his brother, Jonathan Nolan, using Nolan's distinctive nonlinear narrative structure.^ Priest's epistolary novel was adapted to the screen by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan using Nolan's distinctive nonlinear narrative structure.
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^ Adapted by director Christopher Nolan ( Batman Begins , Insomnia ) and his brother Jonathan from the Christopher Priest novel, The Prestige has a number of secrets, cleverly wrought and carefully structured in an escalating series of dramatic revelations that may need multiple viewings to fully unravel.

^ His brother Jonathan Nolan has done a satisfying job bringing “The Prestige” to the screen through his screenplay based on the novel by Christopher Priest.
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.Themes of duality, obsession, sacrifice, and secrecy pervade the conflict.^ Themes of duality, obsession, sacrifice, and secrecy pervade the...
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.The film was released on October 20, 2006, receiving good reviews and strong box office results, and obtained Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.^ Reviewed October 9, 2006 / Posted October 20, 2006 .
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^ Best film of 2006 .
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^ By: Little Kids Stuffs The Prestige Film 2007-12-20 16:52:00 The Prestige is a 2006 period film directed by Christopher Nolan, with a screenplay adapted from the 1995 World Fantasy Award-winning novel of the same name by Christopher Priest.
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.Along with The Illusionist and Scoop, The Prestige was one of three films in 2006 to explore the world of stage magicians.^ Chris Carle October 12, 2006 - One quick look at the cast list for the turn-of-the-century magician film The Prestige reveals a geeky fact: Batman (Christian Bale) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) are in the same film.
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^ The Prestige explores similar territory, with equal success, as it delves into the obsessive minds of two rival magicians.
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^ Coming a couple of months after the similarly themed The Illusionist , The Prestige is the year’s second Victorian-era stage-magic thriller centering on a deadly competition between a magician and his rival.

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Plot

.Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) are plants for Milton the Magician (Ricky Jay), with Cutter (Michael Caine) as his illusion engineer.^ Christian Bale is solid as usuall and Hugh Jackman was good.
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^ Rupert Angier ( Hugh Jackman ) and Alfred Borden ( Christian Bale ) are, as Borden says, "Two young men devoted to an illusion."
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^ From the time that they first met as young magicians on the rise, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) were competitors.
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.Angier's wife, Julia (Piper Perabo) drowns while performing a predicament escape from a Chinese water torture cell, and Angier suspects that Borden bound her wrists with a new knot that he had suggested to Cutter before—one harder for her to undo than his customary one.^ Milton also employed Cutter and Angier's wife Julia (Piper Perabo).
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^ Jackman's wife is Jay's lovely assistant, who Bale accidentally kills during a water-escape stunt.
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^ Originally friends, the two become archenemies when Angier blames Borden for the death of his wife Julia (Piper Perabo), who drowns when a trick they are performing goes horribly wrong.
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.At the funeral, Borden enrages Angier by saying he does not know which knot he tied.^ During the funeral, Angier confronts Borden, asking which knot he tied.
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^ Angier is devastated and blames Borden for her death, as he was responsible for tying her wrists in a special knot so that as she dangled bound and locked in the dangerous tank full of 50 pounds of water, she could escape unharmed.
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^ When Borden's answer is still "I don't know," Angier shoots him, blowing two fingers off his left hand and seriously jeopardizing his career.
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.The two men begin separate careers as magicians; Borden becomes "The Professor" and hires an engineer named Bernard Fallon, while Angier performs as "The Great Danton" with Cutter and Olivia (Scarlett Johansson) as his assistants.^ They start up their own act, with Angier as "The Great Danton," hiring a blonde bombshell named Olivia (Scarlett Johansson) to be the lovely assistant.
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^ We are also introduced to a bearded man named Fallon, who becomes Borden's engineer.
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^ Scarlett Johansson as Angier’s assistant, Olivia Wenscombe, is also a complex character worth exploring.
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.During a parlor magic job, Borden meets Sarah (Rebecca Hall); they marry and have a daughter, Jess.^ Borden, his opposite number, is no better, and appears loutish and unfaithful (Rebecca Hall is wonderful as his long-suffering wife, Sarah).
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^ Is Borden too much in love with magic to give himself completely to his wife Sarah (Rebecca Hall)?

^ Borden/Fallon reunites with Jess, as Cutter reiterates the three parts of a magic trick.
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.Sarah feels uneasy about Borden and his apparent fickleness; she claims to know when he loves her and when he does not.^ Sarah eventually hangs herself in Borden's workroom, after trying to confront her husband about one of his secrets.
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^ Even worse, Angier still doesn't know how Borden does his trick.
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^ But Angier spots Borden in the crowd and follows him, learning about Sarah and the new baby, Jess.
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.During Borden's performance of the bullet catch, a disguised Angier again demands to know which knot Borden used.^ During the funeral, Angier confronts Borden, asking which knot he tied.
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^ When Borden's answer is still "I don't know," Angier shoots him, blowing two fingers off his left hand and seriously jeopardizing his career.
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^ As his prize, Borden gets a few minutes onstage assisting Milton during a performance, where he performs a trick where a bird and cage disappear simultaneously, and then the bird reappears.
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.Borden and Fallon quickly realize Angier is going to shoot at Borden with a loaded gun.^ Borden dies, just as Fallon shoots Angier.
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^ Angier finally realizes that the secret of Borden's "Transported Man" was simple.
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^ When Borden's answer is still "I don't know," Angier shoots him, blowing two fingers off his left hand and seriously jeopardizing his career.
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.At the last second, Fallon intervenes, and the bullet severs two of Borden's fingers instead of killing him.^ Borden has one last visitor: Fallon.
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^ When Borden's answer is still "I don't know," Angier shoots him, blowing two fingers off his left hand and seriously jeopardizing his career.
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^ He wants her to fire it at him, but she fires it off to the side instead (he catches it and then explains the trick showing that the bullet wasn't really fired -- at least by the gunpowder charge).
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.A disguised Borden later sabotages Angier's performance of the vanishing bird cage illusion, damaging Angier's reputation.^ As his prize, Borden gets a few minutes onstage assisting Milton during a performance, where he performs a trick where a bird and cage disappear simultaneously, and then the bird reappears.
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^ He intentionally jams the machinery, causing the bird to be killed onstage and scandalizing Angier's reputation.
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^ We later see that he's correct as Alfred (the assistant) pulls out the collapsed cage and deposits the dead bird into the trash.
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.Borden soon astonishes crowds with "The Transported Man", in which he bounces a ball across the stage before stepping through a door and instantly reappearing from a second door on the opposite side of the stage to catch the ball.^ Mostly though, Angier obsesses at his rival Alfred Borden’s (Christian Bale) ability to transport himself from one side of the stage to the other instantly.
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^ This formula of wonder comes alive as each magician lures audiences with his version of the Transported Man, in which the performer enters a door on one side of the stage only to emerge, moments later, from a door on the other side.
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^ Angier finally realizes that the secret of Borden's "Transported Man" was simple.
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The new illusion amazes Angier and Olivia. .Obsessed with beating Borden, Angier hires a double and steals Borden's trick, with a slight variation, as "The New Transported Man". The double enjoys the applause while Angier can only listen from below stage.^ Angier finally realizes that the secret of Borden's "Transported Man" was simple.
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^ Angier will do anything to upstage Borden's “the transported man” trick.
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^ Cutter (Michael Caine), a veteran ingeneur or designer of illusions with whom both rivals work at various times, swears there’s no way to do the trick without a body double — but Angier would stake his life that it’s the same man.

.Unhappy at missing the applause and obsessed with figuring out Borden's version of the teleportation illusion, Angier sends Olivia to steal Borden's secrets.^ Rupert sends Olivia to work as Alfred's assistant so that she can steal his secrets.
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^ He decides to send Olivia to work for Borden and spy on him, to get the secret.
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^ Mostly though, Angier obsesses at his rival Alfred Borden’s (Christian Bale) ability to transport himself from one side of the stage to the other instantly.
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.Although Olivia provides Angier with Borden's enciphered diary, she falls in love with Borden and double-crosses Angier, allowing Borden to sabotage Angier's act, permanently crippling Angier's left leg by removing a crash mat.^ When Angier goes through the trapdoor, the cushion to break his fall has been removed, and he breaks his leg.
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^ SCARLETT JOHANSSON plays a stage assistant who ends up falling in love first with Rupert and then Alfred when she's sent over to spy on his act.
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^ When Borden's answer is still "I don't know," Angier shoots him, blowing two fingers off his left hand and seriously jeopardizing his career.
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.In return, Angier and Cutter capture Fallon and bury him alive inside a coffin, revealing his location to Borden in exchange for the key to Borden's illusion.^ Angier leaves him to unearth Fallon from the where he buried the man alive.
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^ Cutter brings the machine to Angier, and as he leaves, we see Fallon arrive to confront him.
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^ Borden dies, just as Fallon shoots Angier.
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.Before rushing to dig out Fallon while he still has air, Borden gives Angier one word, "TESLA", and suggests that it is not merely the key to the transposition cipher of Borden's notebook (which Olivia had brought to Angier) but also the key to the illusion.^ Borden has one last visitor: Fallon.
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^ Mostly though, Angier obsesses at his rival Alfred Borden’s (Christian Bale) ability to transport himself from one side of the stage to the other instantly.
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^ Borden dies, just as Fallon shoots Angier.
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.Angier travels to Colorado Springs to meet Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) and learn the secret of Borden's illusion.^ The second part of the narrative is Angier's POV in Colorado Springs, where he is traveling to convince the notorious scientist Nicola Tesla (David Bowie!
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^ David Bowie is surprisingly effective as Nikola Tesla.
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^ That leads him to Colorado Springs to meet scientific inventor Nikola Tesla (DAVID BOWIE) and his assistant Alley (ANDY SERKIS).
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.Tesla constructs a teleportation machine that resembles a Magnifying Transmitter, but the device initially fails to work.^ Tesla and Alley continue to refine the machine, now that they know how it works.
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.Angier learns from Borden's notebook that he has been sent on a wild goose chase.^ In the present day (19th century England), Borden is on trial for murdering Angier, who we learn was his greatest rival.
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^ But Angier spots Borden in the crowd and follows him, learning about Sarah and the new baby, Jess.
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^ Tesla never built a transport machine for Borden and Angier has been sent on a wild goosechase.
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.Feeling he has been cheated, he returns to Tesla's lab, but discovers that the machine creates and teleports a duplicate of any item placed in it.^ The machine has actually been working, but instead of moving an object from one place to the other, it creates a duplicate at the destination instead.
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^ The machine which Tesla made for him would create a duplicate in his place, then transport him to another location (the back of the theater).
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^ In his version of "Transported Man," he created a double of himself every time he used Tesla's machine, and he rigged the trapdoor to drown the one onstage.
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.Tesla's rivalry with Thomas Edison forces Tesla to leave Colorado Springs soon after that, but he leaves Angier an improved version of the machine.^ Bale sends him on a wild goose chase to Colorado Springs and Tesla's workshop.
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^ That leads him to Colorado Springs to meet scientific inventor Nikola Tesla (DAVID BOWIE) and his assistant Alley (ANDY SERKIS).
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^ In 'The Prestige,' reality is 1900's London, the script references Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison for a point of reference - not once are you prepared for the unrealistic turn of events at the ending.
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In a letter, however, he warns Angier to destroy it.
Borden's relationship with Olivia takes its toll on Sarah, driving her to drink. .Borden's apparent erratic behavior and Sarah's suspicion of an extramarital relationship between Borden and Olivia leads Sarah to hang herself.^ Sarah eventually hangs herself in Borden's workroom, after trying to confront her husband about one of his secrets.
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.Angier returns to London to produce a final set of 100 performances of his new act, "The Real Transported Man". He insists that Cutter remain front stage for these shows and that only blind stagehands help backstage.^ Angier finally realizes that the secret of Borden's "Transported Man" was simple.
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^ Robert Angier did not die while performing the Transported Man.
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^ Angier will do anything to upstage Borden's “the transported man” trick.
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.In the new illusion, Angier disappears under huge arcs of electricity and instantaneously "teleports" 50 yards from the stage to the balcony.^ Immediately following this, we see Rupert "The Great Danton" Angier (Hugh Jackman) attempting a transporting trick that involves walking under a giant electrical machine with a Tesla-coil (go look it up) and then disappearing under a trapdoor.
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^ Angier has to sell the buildup of the trick, so he always winds up under the stage during the prestige, and misses out on the audience reaction.
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^ The night of Angier's death, we see Borden sneak under the stage as we saw in the prologue, and watch Angier fall through the trapdoor into the tank and drown.
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Borden is baffled but spots a trap door. .After a show one night, Fallon follows Angier's stagehands.^ But the first night that Angier debuts the trick, one of the volunteers from the audience turns out to be Borden in disguise.
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They move a large, concealed water tank across town to an abandoned building. .Borden attends Angier's performance again.^ Borden performs the bullet catching trick for a rowdy audience, handing the gun to a man who turns out to be Angier in disguise.
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^ Angier finds out that the finer, but less flamboyant Borden, is performing to a smaller less appreciative crowd across London town and decides to attend an act.
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.He slips backstage and discovers a locked water tank with a drowning Angier inside.^ Angier is devastated and blames Borden for her death, as he was responsible for tying her wrists in a special knot so that as she dangled bound and locked in the dangerous tank full of 50 pounds of water, she could escape unharmed.
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^ The night of Angier's death, we see Borden sneak under the stage as we saw in the prologue, and watch Angier fall through the trapdoor into the tank and drown.
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^ Some of the magic tricks and illusions might be enticing for some kids to try to imitate (some of which could be dangerous, such as being locked inside water-filled containers).
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.Borden tries to save him, but Angier drowns.^ When Borden's answer is still "I don't know," Angier shoots him, blowing two fingers off his left hand and seriously jeopardizing his career.
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^ The night of Angier's death, we see Borden sneak under the stage as we saw in the prologue, and watch Angier fall through the trapdoor into the tank and drown.
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^ Angier refuses to help clear his name, and won't even take the secret of Borden's "Transported Man" when bribed, telling him "mine is better."
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.Cutter catches Borden, who is convicted of murder on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to hang.^ Cutter is revealed to be Angier's engineer, the man who builds the machinery for his tricks, and the little girl is Borden's daughter Jess.
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^ In the present day (19th century England), Borden is on trial for murdering Angier, who we learn was his greatest rival.
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^ Borden performs the bullet catching trick for a rowdy audience, handing the gun to a man who turns out to be Angier in disguise.
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.In prison, Borden reads Angier's diary from Colorado which addresses him directly with hopes he will rot in prison for his murder.^ As an incentive, he leaves Borden with Angier's diary.
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^ When Borden's answer is still "I don't know," Angier shoots him, blowing two fingers off his left hand and seriously jeopardizing his career.
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^ Back in Borden's diary, we learn that both magician start performing again, and Borden as "The Professor" has a new trick called "The Transported Man," that has been getting him attention.
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.Jess will become a ward of the state unless Borden gives up the secret of his illusion to a certain Lord Caldlow.^ When Borden refuses, the solicitor threatens that Jess is in danger of being declared an orphan and being sent to the workhouses unless his patron intervenes.
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^ The films mixes illusion, magic, deceptions, secrets, and vendettas into an extraordinary story, which absolutely lives up to its name.
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^ Borden believes the diary must be a fake, until he's called out of his cell to say goodbye to Jess and meet the collector who wants to buy his secrets.
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.He is forced to oblige, but refuses to reveal all unless he can see Jess before his execution.^ When Borden refuses, the solicitor threatens that Jess is in danger of being declared an orphan and being sent to the workhouses unless his patron intervenes.
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.When Lord Caldlow visits with Jess, Borden realizes that he is Angier.^ Angier finally realizes that the secret of Borden's "Transported Man" was simple.
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^ The collector, Lord Caldlow, is clearly Angier in disguise (or returned to his old identity, perhaps).
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^ Cutter is revealed to be Angier's engineer, the man who builds the machinery for his tricks, and the little girl is Borden's daughter Jess.
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.Beaten, Borden gives him a note containing the secret of the original Transported Man trick, but Angier tears it up without reading it.^ Angier finally realizes that the secret of Borden's "Transported Man" was simple.
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^ Angier will do anything to upstage Borden's “the transported man” trick.
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^ When Borden comes to get him back, Angier demands to know the secret of Borden's "Transported Man" in exchange.
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.Cutter also meets the lord and realizes he is Angier.^ Cutter discovers Angier alive, when he delivers the machine to Lord Caldlow, hoping to convince him to destroy it.
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^ Angier's real name is Lord Cordlow, and he staged his own murder in order to frame Borden and get revenge.
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^ We see Cutter confide to the judge in a private meeting that the machine Angier was using wasn't built by him, but by "a wizard," and it legitimately did what it appeared to do.
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.Cutter then grasps the full grim cost of Angier's obsession when he sees he has adopted Jess.^ Cutter brings the machine to Angier, and as he leaves, we see Fallon arrive to confront him.
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^ We see Cutter confide to the judge in a private meeting that the machine Angier was using wasn't built by him, but by "a wizard," and it legitimately did what it appeared to do.
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.Cutter is furious that he was the one who indirectly framed Borden, who is subsequently hanged.^ Sarah eventually hangs herself in Borden's workroom, after trying to confront her husband about one of his secrets.
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^ Cutter is revealed to be Angier's engineer, the man who builds the machinery for his tricks, and the little girl is Borden's daughter Jess.
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^ Angier is then approached by Cutter, who no one will hire because of his association with Milton.
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.Cutter accompanies Angier to the abandoned building where the water tanks are stored, and helps him store the teleportation machine.^ Cutter brings the machine to Angier, and as he leaves, we see Fallon arrive to confront him.
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^ Alley (Andy Serkis) to build him the machine that he believes that Tesla built for Borden that allows him to do the "Transported Man" trick.
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^ Cutter is revealed to be Angier's engineer, the man who builds the machinery for his tricks, and the little girl is Borden's daughter Jess.
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.Cutter leaves in disgust, silently acknowledging the arrival of Borden, who shoots Angier.^ As an incentive, he leaves Borden with Angier's diary.
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^ Cutter brings the machine to Angier, and as he leaves, we see Fallon arrive to confront him.
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^ Borden dies, just as Fallon shoots Angier.
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.Borden reveals that he and "Fallon" were identical twins who lived as a single individual, alternating lives as needed: one twin loving Sarah and the other loving Olivia.^ One of them loved Sarah, and one of them loved Olivia.
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^ Borden has one last visitor: Fallon.
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^ Sarah eventually hangs herself in Borden's workroom, after trying to confront her husband about one of his secrets.
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For the original illusion, a twin acted as the double. .They were so committed to the illusion that they amputated the other twin's fingers to match his brother's injury; they also suffered the loss of Sarah as a result of their dedication to the illusion.^ Obsessed with creating the best stage illusion, they engage in competitive one-upmanship with tragic results.
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^ To keep the illusion alive, they even cut the brother's fingers off to match the injury that Alfred suffered during the failed bullet catch.
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^ Borden reveals that he has had a twin brother and they have been living their lives as one person (Alfred Borden) while the other disguised himself as Borden's mute assistant.
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.Similarly, flashbacks recount Angier's method: that each time he disappeared during his illusion, the machine would create a duplicate, with one Angier falling through a trap door into a locked tank and drowning, and another Angier teleporting to the balcony.^ Obsessed with creating the best stage illusion, they engage in competitive one-upmanship with tragic results.
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^ During the performance, Angier throws his hat across the stage and walks through one door on one side of the stage, secretly disappearing under a trapdoor, and a double comes out of another trapdoor under the door on the other side of the stage to catch the hat.
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^ When Angier goes through the trapdoor, the cushion to break his fall has been removed, and he breaks his leg.
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.Each tank stores a drowned duplicate of Angier for each time that he has performed the trick.^ He's ready to perform again, but this time he's extremely secretive about his methods, hiring blind workmen and not allowing Cutter backstage during the trick.
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^ The night of Angier's death, we see Borden sneak under the stage as we saw in the prologue, and watch Angier fall through the trapdoor into the tank and drown.
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^ He never knew if he would be the Prestige or the “man in the box.” The room where the machine is being kept is filled with water tanks, all of which hold a drowned double of Angier for every time he performed the trick.
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.Before leaving, Borden looks back at the aisles of tanks containing the dead duplicates and then leaves the dead Angier as a fire begins to consume the building.^ As an incentive, he leaves Borden with Angier's diary.
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^ The third thread of the narrative goes back to the beginning, when Angier and Borden were both up-and-comers working for an elderly magician named Milton.
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^ He goes back to Tesla's lab, where the scientist insists that he is capable of building a transporter, even if he never built one for Borden.
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.Afterwards, Cutter reunites Borden with his daughter.^ Borden/Fallon reunites with Jess, as Cutter reiterates the three parts of a magic trick.
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^ Cutter is revealed to be Angier's engineer, the man who builds the machinery for his tricks, and the little girl is Borden's daughter Jess.
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^ The film then cuts to the earlier scene of Cutter teaching the little blond girl (Borden's daughter) about the three stages of a magic act.
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Cast and characters

.Christian Bale as Alfred Borden a.k.a.^ Mostly though, Angier obsesses at his rival Alfred Borden’s (Christian Bale) ability to transport himself from one side of the stage to the other instantly.
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^ It presented us two formal magician friends, after a tragic act, Robert Angier ( Hugh Jackman ) is obsessed with Alfred Borden ( Christian Bale ) who was responsible for the accident.
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^ Based on Christopher Priest's 1996 novel, Alfred (Christian Bale) and Rupert (Hugh Jackman) are two rival magicians in 19th century London.
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The Professor
: A working-class magician with an understanding of magic. .Christian Bale expressed interest in playing the part of Alfred Borden, and was cast after Jackman.^ Mostly though, Angier obsesses at his rival Alfred Borden’s (Christian Bale) ability to transport himself from one side of the stage to the other instantly.
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^ Based on Christopher Priest's 1996 novel, Alfred (Christian Bale) and Rupert (Hugh Jackman) are two rival magicians in 19th century London.
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^ Based in turn-of-the-last-century London, the plot centres on two ambitious young illusionists: flashy, easygoing Robert Angier ( Hugh Jackman , abetted, as in ‘Batman Begins’, by Michael Caine ) and the more original but less extrovert Alfred Borden ( Christian Bale ).
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.Although Nolan had previously cast Bale as Batman in Batman Begins, he did not consider Bale for the part of Borden until Bale contacted him about the script.^ The Batman Begins director does a wonderful job of creating the right atmosphere required for such a movie.The cast is impeccable.
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^ The film reunites Nolan with actors Bale and Caine from Batman Begins, and returning cinematographer Wally Pfister, production designer Nathan Crowley, and film score composer David Julyan.
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^ Director Christopher Nolan knows his way around the mysterious with “Batman Begins” and “Memento” under his belt.
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.Nolan said that Bale was "exactly right" for the part of Borden, and that it was "unthinkable" for anyone else to play the part.^ He called me up and said he'd be interested to play Borden, which seems exactly right.
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^ Right after he explains the part about how the trick isn't complete until the vanished item is brought back, we see Borden walk into the room.
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[1] .Nolan described Bale as "terrific to work with", who "takes what he does very, very seriously".[2] Nolan suggested that the actors should not read the book, but Bale ignored his advice.^ Read Full Review » [+] Washington Post 80 Bale and Jackman inject their reliable charisma into two otherwise very cold fish.
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[3]
.Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier a.k.a.^ It presented us two formal magician friends, after a tragic act, Robert Angier ( Hugh Jackman ) is obsessed with Alfred Borden ( Christian Bale ) who was responsible for the accident.
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^ There is Angier ( Hugh Jackman ).
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^ From the time that they first met as young magicians on the rise, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) were competitors.
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The Great Danton:
An aristocratic magician with a talent for performance. .After reading the script, Jackman expressed interest in playing the part of Robert Angier.^ From the time that they first met as young magicians on the rise, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) were competitors.
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^ From the time that they first met as young magicians on the rise, Robert Angier (HUGH JACKMAN) and Alfred Borden (CHRISTIAN BALE) were competitors.

^ This is the line delivered by Mr. Cutter (played by Michael Caine) to Robert Angier (played by Hugh Jackman) in the Christopher Nolan directed film The Prestige.
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.Christopher Nolan discovered Jackman was interested in the script, and after meeting with him, saw that Jackman possessed the qualities of stage showmanship that Nolan was looking for in the role of Angier.^ This is the line delivered by Mr. Cutter (played by Michael Caine) to Robert Angier (played by Hugh Jackman) in the Christopher Nolan directed film The Prestige.
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^ It also boasts fine performances from Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, and Christopher Nolan's direction is in top form as usual.
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^ Christopher Nolan has been one of the most interesting and versatile directors around ever since 2001's “ Memento .” And while that will probably remain the film everyone associates with him, it was only the beginning of his filmmaking genius (it was his second film, to be strictly accurate).
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.Nolan explained that Angier had "a wonderful understanding of the interaction between a performer and a live audience", a quality he believed that Jackman had.^ Hugh's character as opposed to Christian's character has a wonderful understanding of the interaction between a performer and a live audience.
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^ This is the line delivered by Mr. Cutter (played by Michael Caine) to Robert Angier (played by Hugh Jackman) in the Christopher Nolan directed film The Prestige.
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^ Borden performs the bullet catching trick for a rowdy audience, handing the gun to a man who turns out to be Angier in disguise.
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.Nolan said that "[Jackman] has the great depth as an actor that hasn't really been explored.^ Perhaps the great Harry Houdini said it best: “It is still an open question, however, as to what extent exposure really injures a performer.” .
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^ For Christopher Nolan, darkness seems to equal depth -- when, really, sometimes darkness is just a big hole.
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.People haven't had the chance to really see what he can do as an actor, and this is a character that would let him do that."^ Blind stage hands were hired so that they would not see what was happening and Cutter was kept away from the backstage area to keep him from learning the secret.
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^ It is a great movie with great acting, but I just would have enjoyed seeing a little more actual Magic tricks, which were rarely seen if at all really.
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^ The film seems to portray its characters as they would be in real life: not as great successes but as severely hurt human beings.
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[1] .Jackman based his portrayal of Angier on 1950s-era American magician Channing Pollock.^ PLOT: It's around the beginning of the 20th century and Rupert Angier (HUGH JACKMAN) and Alfred Borden (CHRISTIAN BALE) are two Victorian era stage magicians and illusionists.
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^ It is 19th century London, and Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) are two young magicians on the rise.
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[4]
.Michael Caine as John Cutter: The stage engineer who works for Angier.^ Also coming between Robert and Alfred will be their mentor Cutter (Michael Caine), and the long-suffering magician's assistant Olivia Wenscombe (Scarlett Johansson), who may be a love interest for both men, or perhaps just a pawn.
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^ Michael Caine plays Cutter, Angier's right-hand man and "ingénieur" (that is, the guy who helps develop the tricks and builds the mechanisms that make them work), and the picture seems to breathe more naturally when he's in it.
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^ Next Michael Caine's character, Cutter, explains the three parts of a magic trick while performing a disappearing bird trick for a little girl.
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.Caine had previously collaborated with Nolan and Bale in Batman Begins, where he played Alfred Pennyworth, the Wayne family butler.^ Based in turn-of-the-last-century London, the plot centres on two ambitious young illusionists: flashy, easygoing Robert Angier ( Hugh Jackman , abetted, as in ‘Batman Begins’, by Michael Caine ) and the more original but less extrovert Alfred Borden ( Christian Bale ).
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^ The film reunites Nolan with actors Bale and Caine from Batman Begins, and returning cinematographer Wally Pfister, production designer Nathan Crowley, and film score composer David Julyan.
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^ He also had to deal with the presence of music "producer" Hans Zimmer in the process, throwing in perhaps a fourth dimension of creative discourse recommended, likely, by director Christopher Nolan, who had collaborated often with Julyan in the past, but teamed up with Zimmer for the blockbuster Batman Begins in his previous major effort.
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.Nolan said that even though it felt like the character of Cutter was written for Caine, it was not.^ Next Michael Caine's character, Cutter, explains the three parts of a magic trick while performing a disappearing bird trick for a little girl.
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^ "Certainly Michael Caine's character feels like it was written for him, but the funny thing is, it really wasn't," notes Nolan.
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^ This is the line delivered by Mr. Cutter (played by Michael Caine) to Robert Angier (played by Hugh Jackman) in the Christopher Nolan directed film The Prestige.
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.Nolan noted that the character "was written before I'd ever met him".[1] Caine describes Cutter as "a teacher, a father and a guide to Angier". Caine, in trying to create Cutter's nuanced portrait, altered his voice and posture.^ Cutter brings the machine to Angier, and as he leaves, we see Fallon arrive to confront him.
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^ Next Michael Caine's character, Cutter, explains the three parts of a magic trick while performing a disappearing bird trick for a little girl.
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^ This is the line delivered by Mr. Cutter (played by Michael Caine) to Robert Angier (played by Hugh Jackman) in the Christopher Nolan directed film The Prestige.
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.Nolan later said that "Michael Caine’s character really becomes something of the heart of the movie.^ Says Nolan: " Michael Caine ’s character really becomes something of the heart of the movie.
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^ Next Michael Caine's character, Cutter, explains the three parts of a magic trick while performing a disappearing bird trick for a little girl.
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^ THE BICYCLE THIEF: CRITERION COLLECTION - I’m a sucker for father/son relationships in movies, and this one really breaks my heart.
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.He has a wonderful warmth and emotion to him that draws you into the story and allows you to have a point of view on these characters without judging them too harshly."^ He has a wonderful warmth and emotion to him that draws you into the story and allows you to have a point of view on these characters without judging them too harshly.” .
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^ But there are redeeming qualities to characters in the story, and the point is not lost to some.
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^ The characters didn't inspire sympathy, and maybe it wasn't all that believable, but that wasn't the point- the story is about the characters obsessions, with each other and with their own demons.
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[5]
.Rebecca Hall as Sarah Borden: Borden's wife.^ (As his long-suffering wife, Sarah, the young actress Rebecca Hall makes the most of a tough role: Her fragility has an earthy, vital quality that makes it all the more believable.
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^ REBECCA HALL plays Alfred's long-suffering wife who can sense the days when he doesn't seem to love her and instead is more focused on his magic.
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^ And while he has a beautiful assistant in the form of Olivia (SCARLETT JOHANSSON), Rupert is jealous that Alfred has the life he once had, namely in the form of wife Sarah (REBECCA HALL) with whom Alfred has a child.
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.Hall had to relocate from North London to Los Angeles in order to shoot the film, though ironically, the film itself takes place in North London.^ The film itself has many tricks, and unraveling them all will certainly take more than one viewing.
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Hall said that she "was starstruck just to be involved in [the film]".[6]
.Scarlett Johansson as Olivia Wenscombe: Angier's assistant and Borden's lover.^ They start up their own act, with Angier as "The Great Danton," hiring a blonde bombshell named Olivia (Scarlett Johansson) to be the lovely assistant.
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^ In "The Prestige,” the assistants of Angier and Borden only serve to further thicken the plot with their own agendas and deceptions.
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^ Angier confronts Olivia, who insists that Borden’s trick is accomplished using a double, because she’s seen makeup and wigs lying around.
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Nolan said that he was "very keen" for Johansson to portray the role, and when he met with her to discuss it, "she just loved the character".[1] Johansson praised Nolan's directing methods, saying that she "loved working with [him]"; he was "incredibly focused and driven and involved, and really involved in the performance in every aspect."[7]
.David Bowie as Nikola Tesla: The real life inventor who creates a device for Angier.^ David Bowie is surprisingly effective as Nikola Tesla.
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^ Trying to find a way to do it himself, Angier ends up in Colorado Springs with Nikola Tesla (David Bowie), a real life rival of Thomas Edison and something of a mad scientist.
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^ That leads him to Colorado Springs to meet scientific inventor Nikola Tesla (DAVID BOWIE) and his assistant Alley (ANDY SERKIS).
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.For the role of Nikola Tesla, Nolan wanted someone who was not necessarily a film star, but was "extraordinarily charismatic". Nolan said that "David Bowie was really the only guy I had in mind to play Tesla because his function in the story is a small but very important role".[1] Nolan contacted David Bowie, who initially turned down the part.^ David Bowie is surprisingly effective as Nikola Tesla.
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^ Trying to find a way to do it himself, Angier ends up in Colorado Springs with Nikola Tesla (David Bowie), a real life rival of Thomas Edison and something of a mad scientist.
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^ That leads him to Colorado Springs to meet scientific inventor Nikola Tesla (DAVID BOWIE) and his assistant Alley (ANDY SERKIS).
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.As a lifelong fan of his music, Nolan flew out to New York to pitch the role to Bowie in person, telling him that nobody else could possibly play the part;[8] Bowie accepted after a few minutes.^ I’m going to New York next week and I’m going to see the musical.
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^ If I could have seen the story play out in real time, with no knowledge of what was to come, I wouldn't have seen the answers so soon.
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^ To what part of the outer unknown could it have possibly gone?
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[1]
.Piper Perabo as Julia McCullough: Angier's wife.^ Milton also employed Cutter and Angier's wife Julia (Piper Perabo).
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^ That stems from Rupert's wife, Julia (PIPER PERABO), drowning in a magic act, a death he blames on Alfred for introducing a new knot that she couldn't untie while underwater.
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Andy Serkis as Mr. Alley: Tesla's assistant. .Serkis said that he played his character with the belief that he was "once a corporation man who got excited by this maverick, Tesla, so jumped ship and went with the maverick". Serkis described his character as a "gatekeeper", a "conman", and "a mirror image of Michael Caine’s character". Serkis, a big fan of Bowie, said that he was enjoyable to work with, describing him as "very unassuming, very down to earth...^ That leads him to Colorado Springs to meet scientific inventor Nikola Tesla (DAVID BOWIE) and his assistant Alley (ANDY SERKIS).
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^ With that said, parents should be warned that there are a few very disturbing images.
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^ Next Michael Caine's character, Cutter, explains the three parts of a magic trick while performing a disappearing bird trick for a little girl.
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very at ease with himself and funny."[9]
.Ricky Jay as "Milton the Magician": An older magician Borden and Angier work for at the beginning of the story.^ From the time that they first met as young magicians on the rise, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) were competitors.
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^ PLOT: It's around the beginning of the 20th century and Rupert Angier (HUGH JACKMAN) and Alfred Borden (CHRISTIAN BALE) are two Victorian era stage magicians and illusionists.
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^ The third thread of the narrative goes back to the beginning, when Angier and Borden were both up-and-comers working for an elderly magician named Milton.
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.Jay and Michael Weber trained Jackman and Bale for their roles with brief instruction in various stage illusions.^ Amazing actors Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale play the two magicians, and there couldn't be two better choices for those roles.
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^ Christopher Nolen (“Batman Begins,” “Momento”) did an amazing job directing, and Christian Bale , Michael Cane and Hugh Jackman are at their best!
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^ I thought the acting done by Christiam Bale, Hugh Jackman and Michael Caine were all very strong and well suited.
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The magicians gave the actors limited information, allowing them to know enough to pull off a scene.[3]

Production

.
Jonathan Nolan visited Colorado Springs to research Nikola Tesla and based the electric bulb scene on actual experiments conducted by Tesla.
^ Tesla, we learn, has supplied Colorado Springs with an electrical system in exchange for the use of the generators at night to conduct his own experiments.
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^ The second part of the narrative is Angier's POV in Colorado Springs, where he is traveling to convince the notorious scientist Nicola Tesla (David Bowie!
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^ His brother Jonathan Nolan has done a satisfying job bringing “The Prestige” to the screen through his screenplay based on the novel by Christopher Priest.
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[10] Nathan Crowley helped design the scene for Tesla's invention; It was shot in the parking lot of the Mount Wilson Observatory.[11]
.Julian Jarrold's and Sam Mendes's producer approached Christopher Priest for an adaptation of his novel The Prestige.^ His brother Jonathan Nolan has done a satisfying job bringing “The Prestige” to the screen through his screenplay based on the novel by Christopher Priest.
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.Priest was impressed with Nolan's films Following and Memento,[12] and subsequently, producer Valerie Dean brought the book to Christopher Nolan's attention.^ Director Christopher Nolan knows his way around the mysterious with “Batman Begins” and “Memento” under his belt.
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^ Christopher Nolan has been one of the most interesting and versatile directors around ever since 2001's “ Memento .” And while that will probably remain the film everyone associates with him, it was only the beginning of his filmmaking genius (it was his second film, to be strictly accurate).
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^ His brother Jonathan Nolan has done a satisfying job bringing “The Prestige” to the screen through his screenplay based on the novel by Christopher Priest.
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[13] .In October 2000, Christopher Nolan traveled to the UK to publicize Memento, as Newmarket Films was having difficulty finding a U.S. distributor.^ Director Christopher Nolan knows his way around the mysterious with “Batman Begins” and “Memento” under his belt.
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^ Christopher Nolan has been one of the most interesting and versatile directors around ever since 2001's “ Memento .” And while that will probably remain the film everyone associates with him, it was only the beginning of his filmmaking genius (it was his second film, to be strictly accurate).
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.While in London, Christopher Nolan read Priest's book and shared the story with his brother while walking around in Highgate (a location later featured in the scene where Angier ransoms Borden's ingénieur in Highgate Cemetery).^ Angier confronts Olivia, who insists that Borden’s trick is accomplished using a double, because she’s seen makeup and wigs lying around.
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^ Director Christopher Nolan knows his way around the mysterious with “Batman Begins” and “Memento” under his belt.
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^ But it actually came from the talented Christopher Nolan (of “Batman Begins”) and his brother.
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.The development process for The Prestige began as a reversal of their earlier collaboration: Jonathan Nolan had pitched his initial story for Memento to his brother during a road trip.^ During the trip, Angier is in the process of decoding a diary he stole from Borden, encrypted with a particular five-letter-word passcode (important later).
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^ His brother Jonathan Nolan has done a satisfying job bringing “The Prestige” to the screen through his screenplay based on the novel by Christopher Priest.
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[10]
A year later, the option on the book became available and was purchased by Aaron Ryder of Newmarket Films.[10][13] .In late 2001, Christopher Nolan became busy with the post-production of Insomnia, and asked Jonathan Nolan to help work on the script.^ Read Full Review » [+] The New York Times 80 Stuffed with hard-working actors, sleek effects and stagy period details, The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan from a script he wrote with his brother Jonathan, is an intricate and elaborate machine designed for the simple purpose of diversion.
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^ Everyone is at top form, working from a dense, electrifying script (written by Nolan and his brother, based on a novel).
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^ His brother Jonathan Nolan has done a satisfying job bringing “The Prestige” to the screen through his screenplay based on the novel by Christopher Priest.
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[10] The writing process was a long collaboration between the Nolan brothers, occurring intermittently over a period of five years.[14] .In the script, the Nolans emphasized the magic of the story through the dramatic narrative, playing down the visual depiction of stage magic.^ Evil wins and THAT is the great magic trick that this movie wants to play on anyone who has the patience to sit down and watch closely for two hours.
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.The three-act screenplay was deliberately structured around the three elements of the film's illusion: the pledge, the turn, and the prestige.^ MC: The pledge, the turn and the prestige.
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^ In this way, it is very unique in that Prestige has no traditional protagonist, and this turns an otherwise cheery film into one of constant despair.
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^ MC: …is a magic trick with a pledge, a turn, and the prestige when you… We wind up with the little girl and the Lord (a character that’s introduced towards the end of the film) and that’s it.
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."It took a long time to figure out how to achieve cinematic versions of the very literary devices that drive the intrigue of the story," Christopher Nolan told Variety.^ From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan ( Memento, Batman Begins ), comes a mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
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^ Cutter's alludes to the fact that he's figured out the secret to Angier's version of the "The Transported Man" and thinks he's gone too far.
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^ If I could have seen the story play out in real time, with no knowledge of what was to come, I wouldn't have seen the answers so soon.
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"The shifting points of view, the idea of journals within journals and stories within stories. Finding the cinematic equivalents of those literary devices was very complex."[15] .Although the film is thematically faithful to the novel, two major changes were made to the plot structure during the adaptation process: the novel's spiritualism subplot was removed, and the modern-day frame story was replaced with Borden's wait for the gallows.^ They are both period pieces about magic, both starring two fantastic male leads doing amazing work, but their stories, structures, and major thematic intentions are very different.
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^ During the trip, Angier is in the process of decoding a diary he stole from Borden, encrypted with a particular five-letter-word passcode (important later).
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[13] Priest approved of the adaptation, describing it as "an extraordinary and brilliant script, a fascinating adaptation of my novel".[13]
Costume designer Joan Bergin chose attractive, modern Victorian fashions for Scarlett Johansson; Cinematographer Wally Pfister captured the mood with soft earth tones as white and black colors provided background contrasts, bringing actors' faces to the foreground.[16]
.In early 2003, Nolan planned to direct the film before the production of Batman Begins accelerated.^ Christopher Nolen (“Batman Begins,” “Momento”) did an amazing job directing, and Christian Bale , Michael Cane and Hugh Jackman are at their best!
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^ Director Christopher Nolan knows his way around the mysterious with “Batman Begins” and “Memento” under his belt.
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^ But it actually came from the talented Christopher Nolan (of “Batman Begins”) and his brother.
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[3][17] .Following the release of Batman Begins, Nolan started up the project again, negotiating with Bale and Jackman in October 2005.[18] While the screenplay was still being written, production designer Nathan Crowley began the set design process in Nolan's garage, employing a "visual script" consisting of scale models, images, drawings, and notes.^ Christopher Nolen (“Batman Begins,” “Momento”) did an amazing job directing, and Christian Bale , Michael Cane and Hugh Jackman are at their best!
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^ Director Christopher Nolan knows his way around the mysterious with “Batman Begins” and “Memento” under his belt.
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^ There is 2002's oft forgotten “ Insomnia ” and 2005's brilliant “ Batman Begins ,” and now with “The Prestige” he has solidified his place as one of the best directors working today.
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Jonathan and Christopher Nolan finished the final shooting draft on January 13, 2006, and began production three days later on January 16. Filming ended on April 9.[19]
Crowley and his crew searched Los Angeles for almost seventy locations that would resemble fin de siècle London.[11] .Influenced by a "Victorian modernist aesthetic", Crowley chose four locations in the Broadway theater district in downtown Los Angeles for the film's stage magic performances: the Los Angeles Theatre, the Palace Theatre, the Los Angeles Belasco, and the Tower Theatre.^ The film then cuts to the earlier scene of Cutter teaching the little blond girl (Borden's daughter) about the three stages of a magic act.
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^ DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE Those opposed to magic (staged and then supernatural) should note the film is filled with such material.
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[20] Crowley also turned a portion of the Universal back lot into Victorian London.[21] .Nolan built only one set for the film, an "under-the-stage section that houses the machinery that makes the larger illusions work,"[22] preferring to simply dress various Los Angeles locations and sound stages to stand in for Colorado and Victorian England.^ Equally bizarre is the story is set in 19th century London, England and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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^ Christopher Nolan has been one of the most interesting and versatile directors around ever since 2001's “ Memento .” And while that will probably remain the film everyone associates with him, it was only the beginning of his filmmaking genius (it was his second film, to be strictly accurate).
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[23] In contrast to most period pieces, Nolan kept up the quick pace of production by shooting with handheld cameras,[23] and refrained from using artificial lighting in some scenes, relying instead on natural light on location.[3]
Editing, scoring and mixing finished on September 22, 2006.[19] The song "Analyse" by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is played over the credits.[24]

Themes

.The rivalry between Borden and Angier dominates the film.^ Bitter at Borden's happiness that should have been his, Angier's obsession over the rivalry grows.
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.Obsession, secrecy, and sacrifice fuel the battle, as both magicians contribute their fair share to a deadly duel of one-upmanship, with disastrous results.^ At one time they worked together, but now they both seek to be the greatest magician in the world—or at least a far better one than the other.
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.Angier's obsession with beating Borden costs him Cutter's friendship, while Borden's obsession with maintaining the secrecy of his twin leads Sarah to question their relationship, eventually resulting in her suicide; in the end, Angier and Borden both lose Olivia's love because of their obsessions.^ One of them loved Sarah, and one of them loved Olivia.
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^ Eventually, Angier comes to the end of Borden's diary and realizes that Olivia actually did betray him.
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^ Cutter brings the machine to Angier, and as he leaves, we see Fallon arrive to confront him.
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.Their struggle is also expressed through class warfare: Borden as The Professor, a working-class magician who gets his hands dirty, versus Angier as The Great Danton, a classy showman whose accent makes him appear American.^ When Borden's answer is still "I don't know," Angier shoots him, blowing two fingers off his left hand and seriously jeopardizing his career.
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^ The third thread of the narrative goes back to the beginning, when Angier and Borden were both up-and-comers working for an elderly magician named Milton.
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^ Back in Borden's diary, we learn that both magician start performing again, and Borden as "The Professor" has a new trick called "The Transported Man," that has been getting him attention.
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[25] .Film critic Matt Brunson observes a complex theme of duality exemplified by Angier and Borden, noting that the film dispenses with simplistic notions of good versus evil characters.^ But Nolan has succeeded with themes of duality, good and evil, and the divided self throughout his short career.
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[26]
David Bowie as Tesla
.Angier's theft of Borden's teleportation illusion in the film echoes the many real-world examples of stolen tricks among magicians.^ From the time that they first met as young magicians on the rise, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) were competitors.
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^ Angier finally realizes that the secret of Borden's "Transported Man" was simple.
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^ The third thread of the narrative goes back to the beginning, when Angier and Borden were both up-and-comers working for an elderly magician named Milton.
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Outside the film, similar rivalries include magicians John Nevil Maskelyne and Harry Kellar's dispute over a levitation illusion.[27] Gary Westfahl of Locus Online also notes a "new proclivity for mayhem" in the film over the novel, citing the murder/suicide disposition of Angier's duplicates and intensified violent acts of revenge and counter-revenge. .This "relates to a more general alteration in the events and tone of the film" rather than significantly changing the underlying themes.^ The film itself has many tricks, and unraveling them all will certainly take more than one viewing.
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[28]
.Nor is this cutthroat competition limited to prestidigitation: engineering "wizards" Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison engaged in a rivalry over electrical current, which appears in the film in parallel to Borden and Angier's competition for magical supremacy.^ I will not go so far as to give away anything else about this deliciously spell-binding film, accept to say scientist and rival of Edison himself, Dr. Nikola Tesla was played wonderfully along the lines of “Dr.
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^ Cutter is revealed to be Angier's engineer, the man who builds the machinery for his tricks, and the little girl is Borden's daughter Jess.
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^ DAVID BOWIE plays a reserved scientist working on experiments with electricity that have drawn not only the interests of Alfred and Rupert, but also men working for Thomas Edison.
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[29][30]
.Den Shewman of Creative Screenwriting says the film asks how far one would go to devote oneself to an art.^ I will not go so far as to give away anything else about this deliciously spell-binding film, accept to say scientist and rival of Edison himself, Dr. Nikola Tesla was played wonderfully along the lines of “Dr.
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^ I have heard some say that the film is a lot of trickery with an ending that does not illuminate much in the way of substance, but I would very much dispute that.
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^ Hard to believe some people would actually go so far just to prove they're better.
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The character of Chung Ling Soo, according to Shewman, is a metaphor for this theme.[13] Film critic Alex Manugian refers to this theme as the "meaning of commitment."[31] .For example, Soo's pretense of being slow and feeble misdirects his audience from noticing the physical strength required to perform the goldfish bowl trick, but the cost of maintaining this illusion is the sacrifice of individuality: Soo's true appearance and freedom to act naturally are consciously suppressed in his ceaseless dedication to the art of magic.^ Next Michael Caine's character, Cutter, explains the three parts of a magic trick while performing a disappearing bird trick for a little girl.
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^ As Cutter ( Michael Caine doing a superb performance), engineer for magicians—a sort of conductor of the art of magic illusion, explains to the audience throughout the film, there are three parts to the trick: .
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^ Some of the magic tricks and illusions might be enticing for some kids to try to imitate (some of which could be dangerous, such as being locked inside water-filled containers).
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Nicolas Rapold of Film Comment addresses the points raised by Shewman and Manugian in terms of the film's "refracted take on Romanticism":
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Angier's technological solution – which suggests art as sacrifice, a phoenix-like death of the self - and Borden's more meat-and-potatoes form of stagecraft embody the divide between the artist and the social being.^ The night of Angier's death, we see Borden sneak under the stage as we saw in the prologue, and watch Angier fall through the trapdoor into the tank and drown.
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^ In his prison cell back in the present day, Borden comes to the end of Angier's diary, which gloats that Borden is being blamed for his death.
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^ It starts with an accident death where the dead girl's husband (Angier) blames the other (Borden).
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[32]
For Manugian the central theme is "obsession," but he also notes the supporting themes of the "nature of deceit" and "science as magic." Manugian criticizes the Nolans for trying to "ram too many themes into the story."[31]

Music

."The problem with Julyan's score to The Prestige is that it starts with the pledge and never turns.^ MC: The pledge, the turn and the prestige.
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^ MC: Um, where was I? Um… if you think in terms of the movie you see these guys doing the pledge, the turn, the prestige.
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^ MC: …is a magic trick with a pledge, a turn, and the prestige when you… We wind up with the little girl and the Lord (a character that’s introduced towards the end of the film) and that’s it.
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.It shows you something ordinary but the composer never makes it do anything remotely extraordinary.^ MC: Well the pledge is that they show you something and they pledge to you that it… (picks up one of the journalist’s recorders) it’s a little digital recorder, right, that’s all it is, you know.
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.Within the context of the movie and like the character of Borden, it creates the illusion but lacks the flare and panache that makes a magic trick come to life.^ MC: …is a magic trick with a pledge, a turn, and the prestige when you… We wind up with the little girl and the Lord (a character that’s introduced towards the end of the film) and that’s it.
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^ Evil wins and THAT is the great magic trick that this movie wants to play on anyone who has the patience to sit down and watch closely for two hours.
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^ The main characters are not the most moral of people, and by the end of the movie the point is clear, ambition and drive for being the best comes at a cost.
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.And for a movie calling itself The Prestige, that's a death sentence."^ I know why they called this movie "The Prestige" - because "The Grudge" was already taken.
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— Jonathan Jarry on the score of The Prestige.[33]
English musician and film score composer David Julyan penned the music for The Prestige. .Julyan had previously collaborated with director Christopher Nolan on Memento and Insomnia.^ Christopher Nolan has done a GREAT job, what a director !!!
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^ Director Christopher Nolan knows his way around the mysterious with “Batman Begins” and “Memento” under his belt.
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^ Christopher Nolan has been one of the most interesting and versatile directors around ever since 2001's “ Memento .” And while that will probably remain the film everyone associates with him, it was only the beginning of his filmmaking genius (it was his second film, to be strictly accurate).
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.Like the film, the soundtrack was divided into three sections: the Pledge, the Turn, and the Prestige.^ MC: The pledge, the turn and the prestige.
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^ In this way, it is very unique in that Prestige has no traditional protagonist, and this turns an otherwise cheery film into one of constant despair.
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^ MC: …is a magic trick with a pledge, a turn, and the prestige when you… We wind up with the little girl and the Lord (a character that’s introduced towards the end of the film) and that’s it.
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[34]
Some critics were disappointed with the score, acknowledging that while it worked within the context of the film, it was not enjoyable by itself.[33][35] Jonathan Jarry of SoundtrackNet described the score as "merely functional", establishing the atmosphere of dread but never taking over. Although the reviewer was interested with the score's notion, Jarry found the execution was "extremely disappointing".[33]
Christopher Coleman of Tracksounds felt that although it was "a perfectly fitting score", it was completely overwhelmed by the film itself, and was totally unnoticed at times.[35] .Christian Clemmensen of Filmtracks recommended the soundtrack for those who enjoyed Julyan's work on the film, and noted that it was not for those who expected "any semblance of intellect or enchantment in the score to match the story of the film."^ I cannot in all honesty recommend the film, however, for it portrays “art” as beyond love—an idea that no Christian should endorse.
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Clemmensen called the score lifeless, "constructed on a bed of simplistic string chords and dull electronic soundscapes."[36]

Reception

.Touchstone opted to move the release date up a week, from the original October 27, to October 20, 2006.[37] The film earned $14,801,808 on opening weekend in the United States, debuting at #1. It proceeded to gross $53 million domestically and had an overall worldwide total of over $109 million.^ Year of Release: 2006 USA Release: October 20, 2006 (wide—2,000 theaters) Relevant Issues Magic in the Bible .
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[38] The film received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography,[39] as well as a nomination for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form in 2007.[40]
.The Prestige received generally favorable reviews from film critics,[41] with a general consensus forming that it was full of plot twists that challenged the viewer throughout.^ Eden Review: Hugh Jackman's Movie "The Prestige" For a film that has twists and tricks, nice effects and better-than-average actors, this one sure falls short of being even a slightly enjoyable experience.
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^ Christian Bale The Prestige Review The Prestige is a film that can show viewers about passion and what it takes to fulfill your passion.
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^ Plot Twist A Review of the Prestige 50451 Symmetry 2 Slice Toaster, Almond After using some of the much hyped Prestige Symmetry products, I have come to a conclusion that these are good looking but not functionally competent.
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[42] Rotten Tomatoes reported that 75% of critics gave the film positive reviews, with an average score of 7.1/10, based upon a sample of 179 reviews.[42] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 66, based on 36 reviews.[41] Claudia Puig of USA Today described the film as "one of the most innovative, twisting, turning art films of the past decade."[43] Drew McWeeny gave the film a glowing review, saying it demands repeat viewing,[44] with Peter Travers of Rolling Stone agreeing.[45] Richard Roeper and guest critic A.O. Scott gave the film a "two thumbs up" rating.[46][47] .Todd Gilchrist of IGN applauded the performances of Bale and Jackman whilst praising Nolan for making "this complex story as easily understandable and effective as he made the outwardly straightforward comic book adaptation (Batman Begins) dense and sophisticated...^ Christopher Nolen (“Batman Begins,” “Momento”) did an amazing job directing, and Christian Bale , Michael Cane and Hugh Jackman are at their best!
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^ Director Christopher Nolan knows his way around the mysterious with “Batman Begins” and “Memento” under his belt.
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^ But it actually came from the talented Christopher Nolan (of “Batman Begins”) and his brother.
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any truly great performance is almost as much showmanship as it is actual talent, and Nolan possesses both in spades."[48] .CNN.com and Village Voice film critic Tom Charity listed it amongst his best films of 2006.[49] Philip French of The Observer recommended the film, comparing the rivalry between the two main characters to that of Mozart and Salieri in the highly acclaimed Amadeus.^ The treachery within “The Prestige” is this iron trust has found a crack through the professional rivalry of it’s main characters.
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^ The main characters are not the most moral of people, and by the end of the movie the point is clear, ambition and drive for being the best comes at a cost.
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^ Black History Month Poems The 10 Best Films of 2006 2006 was a very good year for movies.
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[50]
.On the other hand, Dennis Harvey of Variety criticized the film as gimmicky, though he felt the cast did well in underwritten roles.^ Now on the other hand, the film was an eensy bit violent.
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[51] Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter felt that characters "are little more than sketches. .Remove their obsessions, and the two magicians have little personality".[52] Nonetheless, the two reviewers praised David Bowie as Tesla, as well as the production values and cinematography.^ The Ex Product Review: Prestige Eyeliner White White eyeliner is a great tactic to opening your eyes, making them brighter, and enhancing them so that they seem to be larger as well.
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^ David Bowie is surprisingly effective as Nikola Tesla.
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.On a simpler note, Emanuel Levy has said: "Whether viewers perceive The Prestige as intricately complex or just unnecessarily complicated would depend to a large degree on their willingness to suspend disbelief for two hours."^ All the viewer can think about after the movie is over is how she just lost two hours of her life watching another man ruin every life he touches and then—shock!--he gets away with it.
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^ You have to pay attention to the whole story and what is being said, and the plots are so intricate, that as a viewer you can't tell one part of the story, without having to explain two other parts.
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He gave the film a B grade.[53]
Roger Ebert gave the film three stars out of four, he described the revelation at the end a "fundamental flaw" and a "cheat". He wrote, "The pledge of Nolan's The Prestige is that the film, having been metaphorically sawed in two, will be restored; it fails when it cheats, as, for example, if the whole woman produced on the stage were not the same one so unfortunately cut in two."[54] R.J. Carter of The Trades felt, "I love a good science fiction story; just tell me in advance." He gave the film a B-.[55] Author Christopher Priest saw the film three times as of January 5, 2007, and his reaction was "'Well, holy shit.' I was thinking, 'God, I like that,' and 'Oh, I wish I'd thought of that.'"[56]

DVD release

The Region 1 disc is by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, and was released on February 20, 2007, and is available on DVD and BD formats.[57] The Warner Bros. Region 2 DVD was released on March 12, 2007.[58] It is also available in both BD and regionless HD DVD in Europe (WB was once a format-neutral studio). .Special features are minimal, with the documentary Director’s Notebook: The Prestige – Five Making-of Featurettes, running roughly twenty minutes combined, an art gallery and the trailer.^ The Prestige Trailer Revealed Prestige Video Featurette : Behind th...
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Nolan did not contribute to a commentary as he felt the film primarily relied on an audience's reaction and did not want to remove the mystery from the story.[59]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Chris Carle (2006-10-12). "Casting The Prestige". IGN. http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/738/738782p1.html. Retrieved 2007-03-05. 
  2. ^ Murray, Rebecca. "Director Christopher Nolan Interview". About.com. http://movies.about.com/od/theprestige/a/prestigcn101606.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  3. ^ a b c d Dan Jolin (2006-09-29). "You Won't Believe Your Eyes". Empire. pp. 134–140. 
  4. ^ White, Cindy (2006-10-18). "Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman square off as rival magicians in Christopher Nolan's The Prestige". Interviews. Sci Fi Weekly. http://www.syfy.com/sfw/interviews/sfw13910.html. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  5. ^ Roberts, Sheila. "Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige". MoviesOnline. http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_10222.html. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  6. ^ Lowe, Jaime (2006-11). "Rebecca Hall: for this Young Actress, Landing Choice Roles is like Pulling Rabbits out of a Hat". CNET Networks. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_10_36/ai_n16850421. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
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.The Prestige is a 2006 film about an ongoing rivalry between two magicians.^ The morals in this film are not Biblical—the two magicians seem unharnessed by any moral truth.
  • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Positive - Walking into the theater to see “The Prestige,” I realized just how little I knew about the film.
  • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A lot of people have been comparing “The Prestige” with another fine film about magicians “ The Illusionist ,” but I believe that is not fair.
  • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Directed by Christopher Nolan.^ The Prestige Dissecting the Christopher Nolan Movie Formula Christopher Nolan is officially an A-list director after directing The Dark Knight.
  • The Prestige - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

Written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan from the novel by Christopher Priest.

Contents

Robert Angier

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  • If anybody really believed the things I did on stage, they wouldn't clap, they'd scream.
  • You never understood...^ I was talking to a man over there who said to me did you know that they’re doing a musical of "The Man Who Would be King.” .
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "One thing about him is that he often has his hands in his pockets—but when they come out, you better worry!” .
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They did so much to mask the secret things in this movie that they became quickly obvious to me and I knew how things would end early on.
    • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    why we did this. The audience knows the truth. The world is simple, miserable, solid all the way through. But if you can fool them, even for a second... then you can make them wonder. .And you get to see something very special.^ If you want an average film about magic that is very forgettable, then see this movie.
    • The Prestige [2006] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ... .You really don't know.^ MC: You have to remember, I’ve just arrived in America and none of this stuff is going on in England so we don’t know.
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I’ve been here before, but Pasadena is one of those places where you go there, you still don’t know where you are.
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What you don’t know that is happening is that there’s another magician called Christopher Nolan who is doing that with you, and the whole movie… .
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ... It was the look on their faces.

Alfred Borden

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  • Are you watching closely?
  • The secret impresses no one.^ Are You Watching Closely?” .
    • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The trick you use it for is everything.
  • The sacrifice... that's the price of a good trick.

Nikola Tesla

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  • You're familiar with the phrase "Man's reach exceeds his grasp"? It's a lie.^ I was talking to a man over there who said to me did you know that they’re doing a musical of "The Man Who Would be King.” .
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Man's grasp exceeds his nerve. The only limits on scientific progress are those imposed by society. The first time I changed the world, I was hailed as a visionary. The second time I was asked politely to retire. .The world only tolerates one change at a time.^ At one time they worked together, but now they both seek to be the greatest magician in the world—or at least a far better one than the other.
    • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    And so here I am. Enjoying my "retirement". Nothing is impossible, Mr. Angier, what you want is simply expensive.
  • Don't forget your hat.

Cutter

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  • [First and last lines] Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts.^ [SPOILERS]: In magic, there are no deaths, and if it is, it's part of the act and will be revived back to life.
    • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Evil wins and THAT is the great magic trick that this movie wants to play on anyone who has the patience to sit down and watch closely for two hours.
    • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As Cutter ( Michael Caine doing a superb performance), engineer for magicians—a sort of conductor of the art of magic illusion, explains to the audience throughout the film, there are three parts to the trick: .
    • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man.^ MC: Well the pledge is that they show you something and they pledge to you that it… (picks up one of the journalist’s recorders) it’s a little digital recorder, right, that’s all it is, you know.
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What you don’t know that is happening is that there’s another magician called Christopher Nolan who is doing that with you, and the whole movie… .
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. .The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary.^ In the world of magic, there is a known truth that all magicians gave an oath to never reveal the tricks behind the turn, and only after so many centuries of repetitions that they must upstage the old act if they are to make a living.
    • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Now you're looking for the secret...^ You’re not looking, probably because you’re looking at Scarlett Johansson in tights.
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. .You don't really want to know.^ You don’t quite realize it, you go along… I remember I was sent a script and I read the part of the young lover and everything, and I sent it back to the producer and I said this is far too small, I don’t want to be bothered with this.
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Q: So… you can pick and choose what you want to do because you have, you know, money.
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ MC: You have to remember, I’ve just arrived in America and none of this stuff is going on in England so we don’t know.
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. .Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back.^ And then the turn is they do something to it and you don’t notice it because you’ve been misdirected.
    • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige".

Dialogue

Judge: What a way to kill someone.
Cutter: They're magicians, your honor. Men who live by dressing up plain and simple truths to shock, to amaze.
Judge: Even without an audience?
.Cutter: There was an audience.^ I also found that there is no real protagonist (or good guy) for the audience to cheer for (other than possibly Cutter, who is not really a main character).
  • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You see, this water tank was of particular significance to these two men.^ And you see these magicians – better put that down…(places recorder back on table) .
  • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is a moment when the two men see an aged, crippled Chinese magician, and Borden claims that he is not crippled, it is just part of the act.
  • The Prestige (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MC: Um, where was I? Um… if you think in terms of the movie you see these guys doing the pledge, the turn, the prestige.
  • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Particularly dreadful significance.

.Robert Angier: I thought you said I'd have to get my hands dirty.^ I suddenly went ‘read the father’, oh… And, you know, my wife said to me, well, you’re 50, you’ve got two daughters, what do you think you are.
  • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cutter: Maybe someday you will; I just needed to know that you could.^ MC: You have to remember, I’ve just arrived in America and none of this stuff is going on in England so we don’t know.
  • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Olivia Wenscombe: [referring to Angier] He wants me to come work for you and steal your secrets.^ Q: I hear they decided to do it in Pasadena because you wanted to come to Pasadena, is that true?
  • Interview: Michael Caine, The Prestige - MoviesOnline 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Alfred Borden: What does he need my secrets for? His trick is top-notch. He vanishes, and then he reappears instantly on the other side of the stage—mute, overweight, and unless I'm mistaken, very drunk. It's astonishing; how does he do it?

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