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He's a Cold-Hearted Snake

by admin December 4, 2000
David Blaine: Frozen in Time

First of all, let me say: I love David Blaine. I love him. Love him so much. I love his tiny little voice and his stoner drawl and his evil, piercing eyes and the way he doesn't have time to bother with getting excited about the magic that he does. I know how David does most of his tricks. He really doesn't do anything that new. I don't care. I think that what he's done for magic is reason enough to respect him. He's made magic mean more than just flashy men with doves and blindingly white smiles. He's brought magic back to the people. He's made the public think he's the devil. He made the Dallas Cowboys freak out, scream and run away. He dated Fiona Apple. He doesn't have time for any of us. Yeah, I love the loner. The loner magician. Hi, I'm Pamie. I'm the saddest girl in the world.

So, when I sat down to watch Frozen in Time, I was fully prepared to be as amazed and entertained as when I watched Street Magic. I thought, "Pull out the Leo and still have a show? Perfect!" Here's what happened.

We open on "White Rabbit" as an interesting recreation of some Chili Peppers video plays. Crazy circus people dance around the shadow of David Blaine as he stands perfectly still. This, coincidentally, is the same opening for one of my yoga videos. Now David stands in a busy Times Square, à la "2 Become 1." Fade to ice shot, where David is now standing behind a block of ice. David is then talking to us. "I've been frozen alive now for about three days and three nights. At the end of this hour they're gonna bust me out of the ice. Hopefully, I'll survive." The great thing about David is that I totally don't have to use the pause button to transcribe what he's saying. Ice fades back into the title shot, and we quickly cut to Lenny Kravitz walking down the street as if they just found him wandering around thinking about David. Lenny says that he hopes David comes out in one piece and doesn't freeze to death. Several shots follow of David freaking people out with his magic, including the sound bite of "you're crazy, man," that was sampled by Gomez on "Machismo" from the Street Magic show. Quick Kevin Spacey shot and then the title credit again.

"Live" in Times Square (because he's frozen in time you see) as we pan across the thousands that have gathered to see David be freed. Thousands of teenage girls flood the streets, thinking they've been treated to a special TRL. We're reminded that it's cold and rainy and that David is twenty-seven years old. Lynn Swan is our host and he's taking a knee to explain that David has been standing in a block of ice for three days. Surprisingly, the ice isn't just pouring with melted water from the lights. They show footage of David burying himself alive for seven days last year. As we watch the crowd scream and David shuffle from behind his ice castle, Lynn Swan reminds us that David is risking hypothermia and blood clots. They do a history of the ice, and how they had to add more blocks of ice since New York has been warmer than usual.

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He's a Cold-Hearted Snake

by admin December 4, 2000
David Blaine: Frozen in Time First of all, let me say: I love David Blaine. I love him. Love him so much. I love his tiny little voice and his stoner drawl and his evil, piercing eyes and the way he doesn't have time to bother with getting excited about the magic that he does. I know how David does most of his tricks. He really doesn't do anything that new. I don't care. I think that what he's done for magic is reason enough to respect him. He's made magic mean more than just flashy men with doves and blindingly white smiles. He's brought magic back to the people. He's made the public think he's the devil. He made the Dallas Cowboys freak out, scream and run away. He dated Fiona Apple. He doesn't have time for any of us. Yeah, I love the loner. The loner magician. Hi, I'm Pamie. I'm the saddest girl in the world. So, when I sat down to watch Frozen in Time, I was fully prepared to be as amazed and entertained as when I watched Street Magic. I thought, "Pull out the Leo and still have a show? Perfect!" Here's what happened. We open on "White Rabbit" as an interesting recreation of some Chili Peppers video plays. Crazy circus people dance around the shadow of David Blaine as he stands perfectly still. This, coincidentally, is the same opening for one of my yoga videos. Now David stands in a busy Times Square, à la "2 Become 1." Fade to ice shot, where David is now standing behind a block of ice. David is then talking to us. "I've been frozen alive now for about three days and three nights. At the end of this hour they're gonna bust me out of the ice. Hopefully, I'll survive." The great thing about David is that I totally don't have to use the pause button to transcribe what he's saying. Ice fades back into the title shot, and we quickly cut to Lenny Kravitz walking down the street as if they just found him wandering around thinking about David. Lenny says that he hopes David comes out in one piece and doesn't freeze to death. Several shots follow of David freaking people out with his magic, including the sound bite of "you're crazy, man," that was sampled by Gomez on "Machismo" from the Street Magic show. Quick Kevin Spacey shot and then the title credit again. "Live" in Times Square (because he's frozen in time you see) as we pan across the thousands that have gathered to see David be freed. Thousands of teenage girls flood the streets, thinking they've been treated to a special TRL. We're reminded that it's cold and rainy and that David is twenty-seven years old. Lynn Swan is our host and he's taking a knee to explain that David has been standing in a block of ice for three days. Surprisingly, the ice isn't just pouring with melted water from the lights. They show footage of David burying himself alive for seven days last year. As we watch the crowd scream and David shuffle from behind his ice castle, Lynn Swan reminds us that David is risking hypothermia and blood clots. They do a history of the ice, and how they had to add more blocks of ice since New York has been warmer than usual.

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