Nothing is What it Seems – The Illusionist Locket

8 07 2009

For my 30th birthday, Dan gave me one of the most unique and thoughtful gifts I’ve ever received: an Illusionist locket.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Illusionist locket or the movie, The Illusionist tells the story of Eisenheim, a magician in turn of the century Vienna, who uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.  There is a scene in the movie where Eisenheim gives his sweetheart a locket that is shaped like an oval.  With a single twist, the locket is then heart shaped. Upon opening this heart, a small photo of Eisenheim was revealed, with no folds, tears, or scratches visible.

The Illusionist locket that Dan presented to me is very similar to the movie locket; it starts as an oval, with a single twist it turns into a heart, and the photo enclosed does not have any tears, splits, or folds.  The locket I received is very unique as it doesn’t hold just one photo – it holds two different photos!  What a completely fitting gift from my magician!  A magic trick that reminds me of Dan, and two photos enclosed within it – one of James and one of Grace!

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10 responses

8 07 2009

How cool! I love that movie.

8 07 2009

That is really cool! I still have not seen that movie. I had a feeling looking at the first photo that it had to hold more than one picture!
Happy belated birthday!

8 07 2009

First, Happy Birthday! Second..that locket is so cool and the sweetest birthday gift I've ever seen. Way to go Dan!

8 07 2009
Wasabi Prime

what a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

8 07 2009

Wow, I didn't know you could purchase something like that! I loved that movie.

8 07 2009
Kat the Acrobat

If you haven't seen the movie, it's worth Netflixing. I liked it better than the Prestige…

8 07 2009
Kat the Acrobat

Thanks all for the birthday wishes! :D The locket is pretty sweet – I'm still in awe that someone figured out a way to make the movie locket real!

11 07 2009

OMG, I had just watched the movie and was telling Jaime that I wanted one and he didn't think they could really make one.That is awesome and beautiful.

12 07 2009
Kat the Acrobat

I know! I didn't think so either! The guy who actually figured out how to make is pretty awesome!

25 05 2010

aha,it's cool.I made another one just like the one in the film.

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