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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 »

Directors:

David Copperfield (as David Kotkin), Michael Dimich

Writer:

David Copperfield (as Seth Kotkin)
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Copperfield ... Himself
James Earl Jones ... Himself - Special Guest Host
Orson Welles ... Himself - Special Appearance (archive footage)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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DCDI Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

"Orson Welles From Beyond" is an illusion that David Copperfield has been able to perform thanks to a three minutes long short, titled "Magic Trick", that Orson Welles himself has filmed in 1955 for a show of a magician of the past, Richard Himber. All the instances in which Welles referred to him off screen (as "Dick") have been dubbed into "Dave". See more »

Goofs

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 »


Soundtracks

Find a Way to my Heart
Written and performed by Phil Collins
Produced by Phil Collins and Hugh Pagdham
Released on November 24th, 1989, as 12th song of the album "...But Seriously"
(Used for "Heaven On The Seventh Floor" (aka "Elevator") and for this special's closing credits)
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