Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012)
Movie: Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
- Director: Molly Bernstein
- Stars: Dick Cavett, Ricky Jay
- Release Date: October 04, 2012
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- Genre: Documentary
Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) — and a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. Deceptive Practice traces Jay’s achievements and influences, from his apprenticeship at age 4 with his grandfather, to such now-forgotten legends as Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini and his primary mentors, Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller. Featuring rare footage from his 1970s TV appearances (doing 3-card Monte with Steve Martin on The Dinah Shore Show) and told in Jay’s inimitable voice, this is a remarkable journey inside the secretive world of magic and the small circle of eccentrics who are its perpetual devotees.