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The Illusionist Movie Review Summary

Actors: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell

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   In "The Illusionist," set in turn-of-the-century Austria, Edward Norton plays Edward Abramovitz, a lowly furniture maker's son, who reinvents himself as Eisenheim, a popular magician. Eisenheim is so skilled a conjuror that Viennese audiences believe he can bring back the dead.

   The title character's prestidigitation skills attract the attention of the dastardly Crown Price Leopold, who attends one of Eisenheim's shows with his fiancee, Sophie. Eisenheim recognizes her as his childhood sweetheart, and after Sophie discovers Eisenheim's true identity, they rekindle their love for each other. Unfortunately, their trysts are not clandestine; that is, Vienna's chief inpector Uhl, an amateur magician in his own right, is trailing the couple and reports their meetings to Leopold. Eisenheim must then attempt to pull off his greatest feat: wresting Sophie away from Leopold's clutches without tipping his hand to Uhl's deductive skills.
The review of this Movie prepared by Elana Starr








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   performer or comedian Lover is...    -   of a different social class Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   telekinesis    -   mind control    -   teleportation    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Nationality    -   General European

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   General Europe City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   sex under blankets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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