The PrestigeBlu-ray Disc - 2007
From Library Staff
SFPL_KirstieH Jul 30, 2017
David Bowie stars alongside Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson in this "1890s-set mystery thriller."
From the critics
Frightening or Intense Scenes: death (accidental, purposeful, execution)
Sexual Content: magician's assistant that has relationships w/both magicians
Sexual Content: Affairs, cleavage, implied sex(quite a bit) And some other stuff
Violence: Fingers are blown off. Gunshots, some blood, hangings, several drowning, and lots of revenge.
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Cutter: Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. 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. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige"."
Robert Angier: "This is his diary, Olivia... All of his secrets are right here in my hands!" Olivia Wenscombe: "It won't bring your wife back." Robert Angier: "I don't care about my wife! I care about his secret!"
Hotel Manager: I thought they might work for the government.
Robert Angier: No?
Hotel Manager: Worse. They work for Thomas Edison.
Robert Angier: I never thought I'd find an answer at the bottom of a pint glass.
Cutter: Hasn't stopped you looking, has it?
Now you're all looking for the secret, but you won't find it. Because after all, you're not really looking. You don't really want to know... You want to be fooled.
AgeAdd Age Suitability
JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over