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The Prestige - 2006 - Christopher Nolan and Nikola Tesla

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Gabzqc, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Gabzqc

    Gabzqc Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Finland, Helsinki
    #1 Gabzqc, Dec 17, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2016
    Watched this film again today, wanted to suggest it here.

    Good story about Magicians that try to one up each other eventually using Nikola Tesla Coil Technology for Teleportation. I dont think he managed this in real life, but perhaps drew up plans for it?

    "A friendship that became a rivalry, a rivalry that turned deadly"

    Scarlett Johansson

    Christian Bale

    Michael Cane

    Hugh Jackman

  2. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

    Feb 9, 2012
    Drammen, Norway
    Great movie. I remeber it came out almost exactly at the same time as the Illusionist with Edward Norton which was set in Austria in the same era, so for me (movie buff) I kept confusing the story-lines :)

    The Illusionist (2006) - IMDb

    Also, as much as I admire Tesla for his inventions and foresight I don't think a Tesla coil could somehow support teleportation :)
  3. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    Thanks for the suggestion, I will rent that movie on iTunes and check it out.

    Teleportation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "Teleportation, or Teletransportation, is the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them."

    Pretty certain that Tesla never managed to accomplish that.
  4. Half Dollar Bill

    Half Dollar Bill Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant

    Oct 19, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    i too enjoyed The Prestige though the plot twists seemed a bit contrived at times. But that's Hollywood. Killer casting.
    Regarding The Illusionist, I've wondered if the pendant on the necklace was real or a series of props.

    Not meaning to hijack the thread, but the book "14" by Peter Clines is a fiction/sci-fi/fantasy novel that isn't about magic. But it does have something in common with the original poster's intent. I recommend it as an audiobook because the narrator does a great job.
  5. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Active Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    The Prestige isn't a bad movie, and that's saying something given that I can't stand Christian Bale.

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