The Blaine Chronicles: Two new David Blaine street magic specials to air Sunday

December 9th, 2010 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under David Blaine


The Blaine Chronicles: Two new David Blaine street magic specials to air SundayIt’s been a long time since we’ve seen a new David Blaine special, much less two. While these two shows, scheduled to air Sunday on The Travel Channel don’t promise new footage, they do promise unseen footage in a documentary style:

  • 8 p.m.: “David Blaine: Beautiful Struggle.” This show promises a glimpse into the inspiration behind David Blaine’s stunts and feats of endurance. According to a post on his Facebook fan page, this special has been called the best of all of them, because it shares a deeper, more personal look at the man. Maybe we magicians will finally get a good answer to the question, “Why do you do the stunts instead of the magic?”
  • 9 p.m.: “David Blaine: Discover Magic.” This is the one we REALLY want to see — it’s a collection of David Blaine’s magic through the years, including the first tape he shot. It documents Blaine’s evolution as a magician, including his first children’s parties, his teen years and independently shooting the TV special that redefined street magic and — let’s be honest, here — opened the door for a new, powerful kind of close-up magic.

The two new shows will be preceded by a marathon of all his other magic specials. Here’s the teaser:

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  2. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! This going to be the single greatest tv special in YEARS!! DAVID BLAINE !! I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Loved both of the specials, of course…does anyone know what the name of the song is that keeps recurring in both the shows? It’s also in the trailer above..I thought it was by Bonobo but coudn’t find it. Love his taste in music. Love how the man thinks and the images he creates. Pure inspiration!

  4. Are these online anywhere?

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  6. I always look forward to the specials… but seem to feel unsatisfied after the credits begin to roll.
    DB is one of the nicest guys you can ever hope to meet, and has always been friendly and open every time I’ve spoken with him.

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