“An Honest Liar” and the Amazing Deck. Seventh and eighth arts together

 

Something very special today.

Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom direct and produce a film called “An Honest Liar“, that tells the incredible story of famed magician/skeptic and enemy of deception, James “The Amazing” Randi.  The film brings to life his carefully-designed projects that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers and con artists with quasi-religious fervor. Today, Randi himself faces the price of a deception that might result in the loss of his partner of 26 years.

You may wonder why I’m talking about a movie or if a hacker has converted your favorite page about playing cards into a film review page. None of that, this film is much more related to playing cards than any other in the world.

 

 

When this project was released on Kickstarter to get fund for the film making process, the creators offered to the backers (as an extra reward) an exclusive limited deck: The Amazing deck. The deck, printed by USPCC, is completely customized, with hidden messages, and dedicated to Randi’s world and heroes such as Asimov, Sagan, Houdini, … as shown in the Key Card.

 

The deck has been illustrated by Philip Cheaney (who, by the way, will be offering a new custom deck of his own via Kickstarter soon).

 

 

Although the campaign already finished, the deck is still available through the film web store and all the proceeds are going to fund the documentary film An Honest Liar: The James Randi Story.

 

 

You can also find the trailer and much more info about the film and the deck in the official website.

It’s so stimulating to find these talented projects where to fantastic art expressions like playing cards and movies play together. Congratulations guys! and good luck!

 

3 replies
  1. Collector
    Collector says:

    A nice deck but it’s a little bit pricey.
    And I don’t like when people demand money for their signatures on playing cards. I think it always shows disrespect for fans based on greed.

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  2. admin
    admin says:

    I didn’t see the signature thing but I agree about that. I have some signed decks but I am not sure if I like them in my collection. Sometimes I see the signature like something that “damage” the deck essence (that’s why I am a masochist collector of sealed decks). Otherwise, I understand it is a matter of the relevance of the signer. I wish I have a poker tarot Dali signed by the artist :) …

    Regarding the price, it is true it is a little bit expensive but I also understand the objective for the deck is to make money for the film, and the film must be really expensive :)

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  3. Collector
    Collector says:

    As you know I am the direct opposite of you – a masochist collector of opened decks :) So I like signatures. You always can find some place for a signature to avoid spoiling of art… But in an opened deck :) I just don’t like when artist try to sell me his signature.

    “I wish I have a poker tarot Dali signed by the artist:)…”
    I hope we both believe that this will be much better than to have Jerry’s Nuggets ;)

    “…and the film must be really expensive :)”
    You propagate principles of Hollywood. Many other film producers think “the film CAN be really expensive” :)

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