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?
The "Flying" illusion is the longest illusion included in this TV special: it reaches the length of 12:43 minutes. The measured time also takes into account the story told to the live audience about his dream of flying and the vision of the black and white short montage after which he finally begins his own performance, which in itself reaches the length of 5:20 minutes. 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
References Citizen Kane
Lay Your Hands on Me
Written and performed by Peter Gabriel
Produced by David Lord and Peter Gabriel
Released in 1982 as 6th song of the album "Peter Gabriel"
(Used for "Interlude") See more