That line, more or less, is uttered of Gene Hackman’s character in David Mamet’s Heist. The line is truer, however, of the actor saying it, the magnificent sleight-of-hand artist, Ricky Jay, about whom a new documentary has been made.
You should really see it.
Really. You should really see it.
And, if you haven’t read it (and don’t tell me you haven’t if you value your valid Minion ID), here’s “Secrets of the Magus,” the brilliant New Yorker profile which loosely inspired Deceptive Practice.
Read. Watch. Boggle.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.