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Meet the number one magician in the world

The story is told in the first person by a middle aged David copperfield, who is looking back on his life. David is born in Blunderstone, Suffolk, six months after the death of his father, and he is raised by his mother and her devoted housekeeper, Clara Peggotty. As a young child, he spends a few days with Peggotty at the home of her brother, Mr. Peggotty, in Yarmouth, which Mr. Peggotty shares with Ham and Emily, his orphaned nephew and niece, respectively.

To begin with, the goal is for David to escape from inside a locked safe. Sure, this is something that Houdini had performed close to a century earlier, but the safe David is in is placed inside of a building that is set to be explosively demolished. A Steadicam operator films everything in one continuous take, and yes, spoiler alert, the building is actually imploded. David’s reappearance though from a thin steel plate suspended on sawhorses is what actually what makes this illusion simply brilliant. 

For David’s 1986 television special, The Magic of David Copperfield Walking Through the Great Wall of China, David traveled to China to perform a modern interpretation of an illusion Houdini used to perform on stage where he would seemingly walk through a solid brick wall. 

  Least but not last, in 1991, Copperfield aimed to vanish a fully restored train car from the legendary Orient Express. Promising no camera trickery, and presenting the illusion in one continuous shot, Copperfield first levitated the covered enormous train car while being completely surrounded by spectators. In a single motion, the large covering fell to the ground and there was no Orient Express train car to be seen.

David Copperfield is easily the best-known magician in the world. He has presented innovative magic in his many television specials and continues to tour and perform for live audiences. He's an immensely talented and skillful entertainer who has changed with the times and does it all

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