The legendary life of Harry Houdini remains as much of a mystery as his death. Modern magicians marvel at his death-defying performances. His breathtaking escapes and astonishing illusions have never been equaled – or fully understood. Now, in this active investigation, magicians and scientists will try to unlock the secrets and mysteries he took with him to the grave.
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Vice is a documentary TV-series created and hosted by Shane Smith of Vice magazine. Produced by Bill Maher, it uses CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria as a consultant, and covers topics such as political assassinations, young weapons manufacturers, and child suicide bombers using an immersionist style of documentary filmmaking. It aired on HBO in April 2013. Rolling Stone wrote that the show “feels a little like your buddy from the bar just happened to be wandering through eastern Afghanistan with a camera crew.”
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Don’t Tell The Bride is a British reality TV series shown on BBC Three in the United Kingdom, BBC America in the United States and The LifeStyle Channel in Australia amongst others.
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