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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 beginning of the special and the "Statue Of Liberty Disappears" illusion make a really wide use of the original motion pictures score composed and conducted by John Williams for The Towering Inferno (1974). See more »


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An American in Paris
Composed by George Gershwin in 1928
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein in 1959 for New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
(Used for "Dancing Cane" and "Levitating A Lady")
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