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The Blurb

Screen Test by Steve Dimmer is incredibly deceptive with a cheekily simple method.

Your spectator is handed a bunch of classic movie poster postcards (Each movie is different).

While your head is turned your spectator mixes and selects any one of the movies (totally free choice) and puts the other postcards away (out of sight).

You now state that written on the back of the chosen movie is a list of all the movies included in the set. You ask them to read the list out in any order they like, while you try to pick up on vocal cues to determine which movie they are thinking of.

As they read the list you apologize, stating that you are not picking up any changes in their voice so you are going to try it another way.

You ask them to start imagining the movie, now while your back is still turned you start to reveal exactly what movie they are thinking of.

Also included on the streaming video is a bonus section packed with additional presentation ideas including Peter Nardi’s 2 spectator presentation, Where the theme tune to a thought of movie plays as your phones ring tone!

Points to Remember

No Memory Work Required
No Fishing
No Peeks
May Be Repeated
Plays For, Close Up, Walk A Round or Stage
Resets Instantly

Comes Complete With Beautiful Full Colour Movie Poster Postcards & Full Online Video Tutorial

“I’ve seen similar things, but never this direct, straight to the point and strong. Even after seeing it twice in a row I didn’t have a clue!”
– Jan Forster

“Steve Dimmers’ Screen Test is a great example of a practical, effective piece of mentalism. I love the movie presentation as everyone loves the movies. It’s small enough to be carried and used for strolling gigs and can also play for a stand-up audience. And the Oscar goes to… Alakazam Magic for putting out another fantastic Effect!”
– Danny Archer

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Jheff's Guide

Effect with Props, online downloadable instructional video

The “No memory work required” isn’t exactly correct.  You do have to remember the titles of seventeen popular and mostly classic movie titles.  However, there is a clever and very organic crib included to help you until you do the effect enough times so that the titles will be memorized and you won’t need it.

Close-up, Parlour, Walkaround

This is quite clever and I must admit the method did fool me as I thought the method relied on other techniques.  This is an easy-to-do, effective piece of mentalism that fits in your pocket and has been surprisingly getting much better reactions than I thought it would.  Certainly, this is recommended.