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 beginning of this special and the introduction of the "Orson Welles From Beyond" illusion make a really wide use of the original motion pictures score composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann
for Citizen Kane
(1941). 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
Rub You the Right Way
Performed by Johnny Gill
Written and produced by Jimmy Jam
and Terry Lewis
Released on March 13th, 1990, in the single "Rub You the Right Way"
(Used for "Graffiti Wall") See more