Deceptive Practice (HD Movie, trailer, and extras)
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay. Movie, trailer and footage not seen in theaters.
Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian, and performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. Told in Jay’s inimitable voice,
this documentary traces his achievements and influences from his apprenticeship at age 4 with his grandfather to his pr...
Jay's Colleagues On Camera
Interview excerpts with Paul Thomas Anderson, David Mamet, and Heather Graham, plus Steve Martin as the Great Flydini!
Ricky Jay and Michael Weber
Ricky Jay and magician/business partner Michael Weber on mentors and magic.
Never-before-seen performance footage and crazy anecdotes: Ricky Jay performs with an automaton; a retelling of the golem story; discussing armless dice players; at an auction; working in a carnival, soft vs. hard crime, working with Mamet; and at the Harvard Theater Collection.
An elaborate animation sequence that was ultimately cut out of the film because the filmmakers decided it was too high tech. They wanted to keep the magical effects in the hands of Ricky Jay and the other magicians in the film.
Ricky Jay and Mark Singer
A freewheeling conversation between Ricky Jay and New Yorker writer Mark Singer, including a story about comedian Myron Cohen on a cruise ship -- not to be missed!
Deceptive Practice Trailer