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The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying - Live the Dream (1992)

This is the 14th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host James Earl Jones, who talks about the "flying dream" while David Copperfield is sitting at a large desk in a room where ... See full summary »

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This is the 14th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host James Earl Jones, who talks about the "flying dream" while David Copperfield is sitting at a large desk in a room where the window illuminates only the desk itself. The illusions performed are: "Heaven On The Seventh Floor" (aka "Elevator"), "Interlude", "Graffiti Wall", "Squeeze Box", "Mind Control", "Orson Welles From Beyond", "Touch The Magic - Destinations Of Flight" (the second of the interactive games performed in four specials), "Flying" and then "Flying Outside Of The Theater". "Flying" is an illusion for which Copperfield had worked for seven years, much more than any other one. Before performing it, he invites a part of the audience to go on stage to see the illusion close up, and makes them sit to the left of the stage itself, then asks two people to examine a plexiglas container. So, he sits on stage and begins to tell that he dreamed to fly since he was a child, a child who felt lonely. At the end of his ... Written by Lorenz-pictures

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In this special's closing credits there is a misprint: the photography director's surname is "Dickinson" (he is Robert A. Dickinson), but there is written "Dickenson". See more »

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Follows The Magic of David Copperfield II (1979) See more »

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Composed by George Frideric Handel in 1741
Number 23 of Part II of the English-language oratorio "Messiah"
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These need to be on DVD
24 July 2005 | by (Columbus Ohio) – See all my reviews

I saw this one a long time ago and just loved it. I remember when he came down in an elevator, and the next minute he seemed to be having a conversation with Orson Wells. I would love to see this entire show out on DVD so that I can go back and refresh my memory on some of the show. The magic "trick" that stole the show was the one where he was flying... I still have that segment on an old cassette and it still moves me to tears.

I hope that David will consider bringing out his specials in a series type of release so that his fans can enjoy them intact and commercial free.. If you ever find this one on tape you will be thrilled and amazed by this man... A must see...

I have watched this show a lot on my old tape and David is clearly the master of magic...


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