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The Magic of David Copperfield: China (1986)

This is the 8th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Ben Vereen and is the first and only one filmed outside USA, and set entirely in China, to allow David Copperfield to ... See full summary »

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This is the 8th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Ben Vereen and is the first and only one filmed outside USA, and set entirely in China, to allow David Copperfield to perform the last illusion. Not coincidentally it is officially titled "The Magic of DAVID COPPERFIELD - CHINA", even though it is better known as "The Magic of David Copperfield VIII: Walking Through the Great Wall of China", in which "Walking Through the Great Wall of China" is a reference to the last illusion, given that never before an illusionist has been able to perform a similar feat. So, the illusions performed are: "Crystal Smoke Chamber", "Chinese Coin In Orange", "Broken And Restored Thread", "Pearl Production", "Boy Levitation", "Seeing Through A Woman", "Levitating A Woman", "Mr. Roger's Bandana Trick" (aka "Banana Bandana"), "Restoring A Bicycle", "Crazy Man's Handcuffs", "Chopstick Through Coin" and then "Walking Through The Great Wall Of China". Just like some of his previous illusions, ... Written by Lorenz-pictures

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To be able to produce this special David Copperfield had to ask permission to film in places where normally would be prohibited. In fact almost all the illusions have been filmed in different places and at different times, over the course of three weeks: "Crystal Smoke Chamber" in a square, "Chinese Coin In Orange" at a stall selling fruit, "Broken And Restored Thread" in a private apartment, "Pearl Production" in the garden of an old Chinese woman, "Boy Levitation" on a bench of a public lawn, "Seeing Through A Woman" at night in an open space, "Restoring A Bicycle" at night in the middle of a road after a cycling accident suffered by an old Chinese man, "Crazy Man's Handcuffs" and "Chopstick Through Coin" in a pavilion, one immediately after the other, and finally "Walking Through The Great Wall Of China", performed at half height of the outer wall of this great Chinese barrier. Shortly before "Crazy Man's Handcuffs", Copperfield has witnessed the performances of two young Chinese magicians in the same pavilion. See more »


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In The Air Tonight
Written and performed by Phil Collins
Produced by Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham
Released on February 9th, 1981, as first song of the album "Face Value"
(Used for "Seeing Through A Woman")
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