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The Magic of David Copperfield V (1983)

A voice offstage reveals: «This is the Statue of Liberty. Tonight, the illusion of the century. David Copperfield will attempt to make the Statue of Liberty disappear». So it begins the 5th... See full summary »

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A voice offstage reveals: «This is the Statue of Liberty. Tonight, the illusion of the century. David Copperfield will attempt to make the Statue of Liberty disappear». So it begins the 5th CBS Copperfield TV special, and for the first time David Copperfield presents a special without a host, and is also co-director. It is officially titled "THE MAGIC OF David COPPERFIELD V" but is better known as "The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears", in which "The Statue of Liberty Disappears" is a reference to the last illusion, which, shortly before the performance, filmed in September 1982 in long take, the actress Michele Lee describes in front of the camera as the largest one ever performed by an illusionist (this statue is 93 meters, or 305 feet, high), and this record has been confirmed by the 2006 edition of Guinness World Records. So, the illusions performed are: "Shrinking Comedian" (aka "Shrinking Man In Bag"), "Linking Cards", "Dancing Cane", "Levitating A ... Written by Lorenz-pictures

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The day before he performed the "Statue Of Liberty Disappears" illusion, Copperfield's collaborators noticed that they had miscalculated the height of the curtain that should have covered the statue from the live audience and the camera's perspective: the curtain was too short. The operation to make it as high as necessary can be noticed by the fact that in the footage the lower part of the curtain has a different color fabrics. This information is provided by Copperfield through the optional audio commentary included in the DVD-Video distribution of David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (1994). See more »

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Referenced in Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005) See more »

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Performed by Betty Buckley
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Written by Trevor Nunn and T.S. Eliot
Premiered on May 11th, 1981, as first song of the Webber's musical "Cats"
(Used for "Story Of Emily", in instrumental version)
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