Missing Link (Chris Butler, 2019)

Sir Lionel Frost has been doggedly pursuing countless mythical creatures in an attempt to join a society of great men led by his rival, Lord Piggot-Dunceby. His last attempt at discovering the Loch Ness Monster resulted in a resounding failure, for his camera was shattered by the creature. With nothing to show for their endeavor and nearly having been eaten by the monster, Frost’s investigative partner quits. While considering his next course of action, Frost discovers a letter from somebody claiming they have irrefutable proof of Sasquatch’s existence, asking him to come to the state of Washington.  He then makes a deal with Piggot-Dunceby that would allow him to join the society if he can prove the creature is real.

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The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006)

As the nineteenth century comes to a close, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden work as shills for a famous magician in London. One trick in the magician’s repertoire involves Angier’s wife, Julia, escaping from a water tank while tied up. The act takes a tragic turn when Julia fails to escape the tank and drowns despite the shills’ best efforts. Furious over the loss of his wife, Angier blames Borden, believing that tying a double knot directly caused this tragedy. Shortly thereafter, the two launch their own careers, fiercely determined to upstage the other in a war that threatens to consume them both.

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