August 30th, 2007

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Anybody seen The Illusionist?
Sky HD, our satellite channel gave us two free pay-to-view films for being mugs, who signed up early for very few HD channels loyal viewers, so I watched The Illusionist this afternoon.
I thought it was great. Edward Norton played Eisenheim the title character, an illusionist who upsets the Crown Prince (a nasty Rufus Sewell) of somewhere Germanic, (Vienna, I think) by falling for his fiance. The lovely Paul Giamatti plays a police chief who first of all only wants to find out how Eisehnheim does his "tricks" but then has to investigate a murder. But as the tagline says "Nothing is what it seems"
Stunning cinematography and great ending.
4*