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 ...
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Did You Know?
"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
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
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) See more