We’re going a little bit modern for this week’s throwback Thursday to feature Chris Nolan’s 2006 drama-thriller-mystery film, “The Prestige.” This dazzling movie, masterful in its execution, stars Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman as big-time rival magicians in London at the turn-of-the-century. When one performs an awesome trick inducing wonder, astonishment, and suspicion, envy and rage consumes the other magician, setting off a chilly obsessive relationship between the two which threatens to freeze over every part of their lives. The directing, acting, setting, mood, special effects, and costume design of The Prestige combine to create a magical movie indeed. And that’s no illusion.
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