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Jay, Ricky

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Most widely held works by Ricky Jay
The Prestige by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In turn-of-the-century Victorian London, charismatic showman Robert Angier and gifted illusionist Alfred Borden are two young magicians whose friendship is destroyed when the love of Angier's life dies in a trick gone wrong. Their rivalry escalates into an obsession full of deceit and sabotage. When Borden's "transported man" trick becomes famous, Angier will go to any length to top it, even pursuing a fantastic and frightening machine developed by Nicola Tesla
Magnolia by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magnolia is a mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention, nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax. Some will seek forgiveness, others escape. Some will mend frayed bonds, others will be exposed."--Back of container
Learned pigs & fireproof women by Ricky Jay( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heist by David Mamet( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heist: Joe Moore is an accomplished thief whose career is jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, Joe and his associates Bobby and Pinky are blackmailed by their longtime fence Bergman into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, Joe and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between Joe's young wife Fran and Bergman's nephew Jimmy Silk, who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. The score: Persuaded to help a desperate friend for a $6 million payday, an expert safecracker postpones his retirement to pull off one last heist with a novice thief. Their foolproof plan turns into a high risk gamble when a clash of egos threatens to bring them both down
The great Buck Howard by Sean McGinly( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buck Howard is a mentalist extraordinaire who used to spend his days in the limelight. But nowadays, it's become clear to everyone but Buck that his act has long ago lost its luster. Yet, Buck is convinced his comeback is imminent. With the help of his new personal assistant, recent law school drop-out and would-be writer Troy, not to mention his fiery publicist, Buck surprisingly lands back in the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life
The ranger, the cook and a hole in the sky by Brent Shields( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1919 young Mac joins the Forest Rangers who teaches him the meaning of hard work. He also clashes with the cook who turns out to have a secret talent other than just cooking and bonding with his dinner bell
Redbelt by David Mamet( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jujitsu master becomes corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. When a respected jujitsu master eschews a lucrative prizefighting career in favor of opening a self-defense dojo, it appears that he has chosen a peaceful path in life. The dedicated master's fate takes an unanticipated turn, however, when he is manipulated into participating in ultimate fighting championships by a group of unscrupulous actors and fight promoters. Later, as the master is being relentlessly beaten in a dirty street fight, he connects with a high-profile action star with serious marital problems. Realizing that the only way to regain his honor is to step into the ring, he reluctantly prepares for the fight of his life
The Spanish prisoner by David Mamet( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Ross is the inventor of "The Process," a top-secret formula which promises to make his company unimaginably rich. But when Joe meets a successful, cynical businessman ... he begins to suspect that his boss will never share the profits. And with that seed of doubt planted, an intricate con-game soon falls into place"--Container
HeartBreakers by Bob Dylan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother-daughter con team attempts to take advantage of a tobacco tycoon
Jay's journal of anomalies : conjurers, cheats, hustlers, hoaxsters, pranksters, jokesters, impostors, pretenders, sideshow showmen, armless calligraphers, mechanical marvels, popular entertainments by Ricky Jay( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The multitalented Ricky Jay (sleight-of-hand artist, actor, author, and scholar of the unusual) wrote and published a unique and beautifully designed quarterly called Jay's Journal of Anomalies. Already coveted collector's items, the sixteen issues are now gathered here in a complete set, with significant new material and illustrations. A brilliant excursion into the history of bizarre entertainments, the journal was described in The New York Times as "beautiful and elegant ... a combination of rigorous scholarship and personal rumination.""--Jacket
House of games by David Mamet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A therapist and best-selling author must confront her own demons when she meets a man who has gambling debts and she feels compelled to help him
Gus Van Sant's Last days( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is inspired by the final hours of Kurt Cobain. Blake is a brilliant but troubled musician whose success has left him in a lonely place. The film follows Blake through a handful of hours spent in his wooded home ... a fugitive from his own life
Extraordinary exhibitions : the wonderful remains of an enormous head, the whimsiphusicon, & death to the savage Unitarians by Ricky Jay( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogue's gallery : pirate ballads, sea songs & chanteys by Bono( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deceptive practice : the mysteries and mentors of Ricky Jay( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor, as well as a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. Trace Jay's achievements and influences, from his apprenticeship at age 4 with his grandfather, to such now-forgotten legends as Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini and his primary mentors, Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller. Featuring rare footage from his 1970s TV appearances, this is a remarkable journey inside the secretive world of magic
The automatic hate( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Davis Green's alluring young cousin Alexis appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that a side of his family has been kept secret from him. Against his father's wishes, Davis travels to rural, upstate New York to meet his other cousins. While wrestling with a taboo attraction to one another, he and Alexis attempt to reunite their families, uncovering the reasons behind a long-standing rift and the shocking secret that tore their fathers apart."--From the container
Son of rogues gallery : pirate ballads, sea songs & chanteys( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producer Hal Willner has made a specialty of matching maverick artists, often in unexpected pairings, with surprising material; in 2006, he offered up a supreme example with the first volume of Rogues Gallery, hatched up on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with actor Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski, who serve as executive producers of both volumes
Deadwood : the complete series( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town of Deadwood, South Dakota is a lawless sinkhole of crime and corruption. Into this uncivilized outpost ride a disillusioned and bitter ex-lawman, Wild Bill Hickok, and Seth Bullock, a man hoping to find a new start for himself. Both men find themselves quickly on opposite sides of the legal and moral fence from Al Swearengen, saloon owner, hotel operator, and incipient boss of Deadwood. The lives of these three intertwine with many others, the high-minded and the low-lifes who populate Deadwood in the late 1870's
Things change by David Mamet( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gino, an old Italian-American shoeshine man, is asked by the local crime chief to confess to a murder. If he agrees, he will be back on the street in three years, and the mob will give him his dream--a fishing boat of his own in Sicily. First Gino refuses, then he changes his mind. Jerry, a younger syndicate underling, is to guard him over the weekend until he can confess on Monday. The two men retire to a hotel room, where Jerry grows restless, says the hell with it, and decides to take the old guy to Tahoe for the weekend. More complications follow, of purely Mamet-ian sorts, in this combination of comedy and menace
Dice : deception, fate & rotten luck by Ricky Jay( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato said God invented dice. This we learn from one of the fascinating essays, which take readers from the origins of dice to the myriad forms of cheating throughout history. Rosamond Purcell's luminous photographs transform dice made from unstable celluloid into an art form
 
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Alternative Names
Jay Potash, Richard.

Potash, Richard Jay.

Ricky Jay acteur américain

Ricky Jay Amerikaans acteur

Ricky Jay illusionista, attore e scrittore statunitense

Ricky Jay US-amerikanischer Profizauberer, Schauspieler und Autor

Рики Джей

ریکی جی

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Learned pigs & fireproof womenHeistRedbeltThe Spanish prisonerJay's journal of anomalies : conjurers, cheats, hustlers, hoaxsters, pranksters, jokesters, impostors, pretenders, sideshow showmen, armless calligraphers, mechanical marvels, popular entertainmentsGus Van Sant's Last daysExtraordinary exhibitions : the wonderful remains of an enormous head, the whimsiphusicon, & death to the savage UnitariansDeadwood : the complete seriesDice : deception, fate & rotten luck