5. Alfred & Robert,
The Prestige [Magician/Illusionist]
“A real magician tries to invent something new, t
hat other magicians are gonna scratch their heads over.”
– Alfred Borden
Are you watching closely? Directed by the king of manipulating time and tricks- Christopher Nolan. Prestige is a marvel that narrates the story of two successful stage magicians- Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman). However, due to ill circumstances, the two fellow friends turn rivals and start working independently. The protagonist Alfred Borden is a wise magician with a strong sense of integrity and sympathy. However, he does have a secret that is duly revealed towards the end of the movie. Every extraordinary act seems to make the audience awe-struck over his performance.
Alfred is the master-mind of every performance and he uses ingenious and well-planned illusions to lure the audience and capture their minds. On the contrary, Robert resides with cunning lies and cruel goals which clearly reflects in his fate. Alfred strongly believes in magic and tries to push the boundaries upward and set the bar high. Alfred is one of the terrific movie characters with amazing careers in the cinematic world. He is certainly an inspiration for any of you young magicians and tricksters who wish to upgrade and form a full-fledged career out of this profession.