Film Review: The Prestige
Based on the novel by Christopher Priest about rival magicians in the early 2oth century in London. Directed, produced and co wrote by Christopher Nolan and kinda was part of one of three films to explore stage magic during 2006. The film has an all star cast featuring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Micheal Caine and David Bowie. David Bowie portrays Telsa, very believable as usual from Bowie and adds his own personal magic to the film. A mysterious thriller. Begins with a fatal mistake with Chinese water torture device and sends the magicians into a stage feud. One of the magicians, Angier, stumbles upon a stage show with some sort of teleportation type device. Curiosity leads him to meet Nikola Telsa (David Bowie) in Colorado Springs. Telsa created a teleportation device and hands over an improved one to aide Angier in future performances. There is a twist towards the end that had me amazed. The picture itself was well shot and captured the time frame. Very entertaining film with a Hitchcock shade.