The Devil’s Picturebook is much of Derren’s card repitoire as well as a few mentalism tricks. Some of these you’ve seen in the show (sometimes in a modified form), but most of them he’d already abandoned by the time the show aired.The 1999 lecture was at a magic convention, and there he talks about the importance of creating a memorable experience, rather than just showing people some tricks. Stuff they’ll walk away from and still talk about years later. Excellent stuff, and it seems this lecture is pretty rare.Here’s the trick listing for Devil’s Picturebook.Part 1 – 61 minutes——————-3 Card Routine – Cards – Absolutely LOADS of little tricks in one huge routineMikes Move – How to put a card into the middle of the deck and have it instantly moved to the bottom or topCard Under Box – A routine where a selected playing card appears under a card box on the table 3 times.Oil and Water – Black and red cards are mixed, yet always re-arrange themselves to be grouped together by colour.Part 2 – 61 minutes——————-Zamiels Rose – Card Trick – Turns a card into rose petalsSmoke – Card Trick – A spectator chooses a card from a spread deck, Derren reads their mind and tells them the card, only to find that card isn’t in the deck but Derren is smoking it. (Done to Stephen Fry on Trick of the Mind)Out of This World – Card and Mind Reading – Classic trick where a spectator uses their mental ability to tell whether the faces of cards are red or black.Doublethink – Card and Mind Reading – One person picks a card and one person thinks of a card. 2 predictions are placed on the table and both match the selected cards.Velvet Turnover – Card Effect – An alternative to the double liftExtreme Mental Effort – Card and Mind Reading – A spectator cuts the deck behind the performers back and peeks at a card. The card is replaced and the deck shuffled by the spectator. The spectator thinks of the card while the cards are dealt face down. The performer stops names the card and stops the dealing precisely at the correct face-down card.Part 3 – 42 minutes——————-Invisible Deal – Mind Reading – A spectator deals out an imaginary deck of cards and the performer correctly names the imaginary cardInvisible Deal Force – Mind Reading – The performer gives the spectator a card to mind. The spectator then thinks of a card. It matches the card they were given moments ago.Mental Force – Mind Reading – How to force a spectator to think of a specific card.
Derren Brown – Devil’s Picturebook and Lecture
Category: Magic / Illusions / Tricks