Cinema for Steampunks: The Illusionist (2006) Review

Illusions are about making an audience believe the impossible. Magicians can accomplish this through slight of hand, misdirection, and clever technology. Innovative and deceptive designs makes the turn of the century magician a great trope of steampunkery. At left, Eisenheim (Edward Norton) sits, pondering¬†in his workshop before he achieve fame as one of these clever illusionists. Most of this romantic drama centers on the relationship of Eisenheim and his childhood love, Sophie. The crown prince of Austria forces her to become engaged, and the magician must use all of his tricks to win her back. Fun Facts and Context: ¬†The film is based on a story … Continue reading Cinema for Steampunks: The Illusionist (2006) Review