Celebrated stage magician Robert “The Great Danton” Angier (Hugh Jackson) is visiting eccentric scientist Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) in Colorado in a quest for a teleportation device that will enable him to top his great rival, Alfred “The Professor” Borden.
Tesla tests the device on a top hat, and then on a black cat. His assistant (Andy Serkis), clearly an animal lover, says, “You are responsible for whatever happens to this animal, doctor.” And boy, he says it like he really means it.
There are a lot of fancy electric effects (I think we can safely assume they’re computer-generated) but the experiment appears to have been a failure. Until Angier leaves the laboratory…
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- 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nikola Tesla (geeksaresexy.net)
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- The 10 Inventions of Nikola Tesla That Changed the World (beyond2012zeitgeist.com)