A Guide to the Best Movie Magicians

Mar 13, 2013 Comments
Robert Angier and Alfred Borden - The Prestige

The Prestige concerns itself with two main magicians: the flashy Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and the more punk rock Alfred Borden (Christian Bale). After a magical accident robs Angier of his wife, the two go after each other's necks for the remainder of the film. In the end (and this is debatable) Borden stands triumphant as the greatest magician since he relies on old-school theatrics for his tricks while Angier leans on science fiction to wow his audiences. Neither ends up a happy camper, though.

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