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Did DC do his production of his grandfather's car?
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On 2007-11-20 21:38, Kevin Connolly wrote:
Did DC do his production of his grandfather's car?

Yes.

The reviews I post here are for lay audiences (I like to post some of them here as well as my website for discussion) and I try to avoid mentioning specific effects.

That was the illusion where he screamed the bizarre "hug it" line. It was a very startling production of a large object.
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That's a future Copperfield classic. Right up there with Snow, Webster, etc.
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Could it be that Copperfield is fantastic to the general audience? I don't think he's playing for the two guys in the audience ith a complete set of Tarbell's. Smile
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On 2007-11-20 23:47, Kevin Connolly wrote:
Could it be that Copperfield is fantastic to the general audience? I don't think he's playing for the two guys in the audience ith a complete set of Tarbell's. Smile


A couple of years ago after a performance a spectator came up to me and told me that "I was better than David Copperfield".
I of course hanked them for their kind words but told them that "No I wasn't"
Upon hearing this a couple who were standing nearby said "Yes you are, we just got back from seeing Copperfield in Vegas and you were better than he was"

So yes, It appears that the general audiences are starting to notice his "off nights" as well.
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On 2007-11-20 23:47, Kevin Connolly wrote:
Could it be that Copperfield is fantastic to the general audience? I don't think he's playing for the two guys in the audience ith a complete set of Tarbell's. Smile


A couple of years ago after a performance a spectator came up to me and told me that "I was better than David Copperfield".
I of course hanked them for their kind words but told them that "No I wasn't"
Upon hearing this a couple who were standing nearby said "Yes you are, we just got back from seeing Copperfield in Vegas and you were better than he was"

So yes, It appears that the general audiences are starting to notice his "off nights" as well.



Maybe when you get 30 years+ peforming at his level, you'll have more than one couple saying you're better than DC. Smile
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Well, in my opinion, if David want to move through his shows of automatic, he can. after all the great magic he's given us over 35 years he's earned the right to coast one his name a little. personally I think he's not done by a long shot and we may see some really big things from him in the future

the man is a legend and to me he'll always be king of the mountain. I just wish he'd release all of his tv specials on dvd. I transfered my old VHS tapes of his specials to dvd but the tapes weren't in good shape and the picture quality isn't very good at all
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On 2007-11-21 10:30, Darth Ewok wrote:
Well, in my opinion, if David want to move through his shows of automatic, he can. after all the great magic he's given us over 35 years he's earned the right to coast one his name a little.


I don't think the people spending a hundred bucks a pop would agree. LOL

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Hmm when he came here this year tickets were only about 45 bucks
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On 2007-11-21 11:22, Darth Ewok wrote:
Hmm when he came here this year tickets were only about 45 bucks


For $45 maybe I wouldn't complain. His show in Vegas is $97 a seat. ( over $100 with tax) http://www.mgmgrand.com/entertainment/hollywood-theater.aspx

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He's going to be in my neck of the woods in late January. If I didn't have a REALLY fun gig booked, I would probably go. It's been about 4 years since I've seen him. My favorite thing he does now is the Lottery prediction. When I saw it, he didn't include the car production, so I'm dying to see it. Everyone is dead on about him constantly being compared to his younger self. My guess is that Lance will find a successor and retire, at least from the big Vegas show long before he gets to the point where people talk about him like they do David. "I remember when he was really good." (Lance, I'm available, CALL ME!)
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I saw him here last year and he was great. I've seen him live three or four times over the last 20 years and I have my tickets for his show here in February. I can't wait!

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I reread some of the earlier statements And thought about the last show I saw last spring. His portal illusion I thought was still very emotional, my wife had tears in her eyes. As far as the other illusions thye were terrific, but did not have that punch as on TV. I wasn't expecting that "punch" though, he had a little over an hour and I didn't want to see just three illusions. haha my mother commented about his TV shows, that he was always long winded and she wished he would just get on with the trick!

I am not familiar with the stage he is on now at MGM, but I am sure it is a sizeable one knowing Vegas. There are several articles that David has stated he is limited by what he can do because of stage constraints. So some things get cut from the show or the act gets changed to compensate.

I would have to agree with Tim too, I paid $120 for my ticket and I was entertained, if I wasn't I sure wouldn't be happy about it!
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He was supposed to do an entirely new act in Jakarta before all the legal troubles happened, sure is a shame that nothing came back to Vegas.
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I think what upset me more than anything about Copperfield's performance was that he was simply 'phoning it in.' No fire, no passion, just a man marking his stage positions, doing his set pieces, and collecting his paycheck. I'm sorry, but I don't care if he is "in his 50s." I just saw Bruce Springsteen blow the roof off a concert hall a few weeks ago, performing like his life depended on it. For that matter, I just saw Aerosmith do the same *** thing ... at a CORPORATE gig for crying out loud.

And I have seen and been blessed enough to work with stage actors in their 60s and 70s who could absolutely devastate an audience with their power and grace.

My feeling is this: When you get to the point where you walk out on stage, look at your audience and think, "Oh brother ... here we go AGAIN," turn the heck around, take off your makeup, go home, and write your memoirs...
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Maybe if DC had an easy schedule like Springstein and Aerosmith is the key. Less is more. Then again, if the schedule were reversed, they would have been finished 20 years ago.

You really can't compare the two with Copperfield.
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One of our cohorts risked post-surgical complication and nasty freezing rain to attend a Copperfield show several years ago and is very happy he did. It was a wonderful show for all of us as well as the other audience members we talked to as they were leaving the theater afterwards. Mr. Copperfield works hard for his audiences to produce an amazing and memorable theatrical experience.
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I have seen grand illusion twice and felt that they were very cut and dry. I first saw DC in NY when he did Dreams And Nightmares and that was the best display of magic I have yet to see.
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