In the right context a scene consisting of a single shot in which a hand turns over a playing card could express great change. Conversely, ten minutes of action spread over a dozen sites on a battlefield may accomplish much less."
Robert McKee, Story
There is nothing more dramatic than seeing someone snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. When it appears to be certain defeat, it's that much stronger. Creating that scenario convincingly in a magic effect is a challenge. This effect meets that challenge.
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