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For me ( my first post on this forum ) I can't really put my finger on THE best, however I do love his routine with the budgies where the girl's budgie has flown away and he produces a boy who in-turn produces a budgie.

Flying and Death Saw are probably my favourite illusions.
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For me ( my first post on this forum ) I can't really put my finger on THE best, however I do love his routine with the budgies where the girl's budgie has flown away and he produces a boy who in-turn produces a budgie.

Flying and Death Saw are probably my favourite illusions.
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As Mark above me I really like his flying illusion and the Death Saw Smile
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One of the first times I ever saw David Copperfield perform was on the Dinah Shore show. He performed one of the most elegant Dancing Cane routines I've ever seen. It was poetry in motion and perfectly set to the music he was using. When combined with his facial expressions and the pantomime, the effect was perfect.

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I'm going to have to say it was the padded body-suit.
It's all in the reflexes.
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The classiest routine I can recall is the Gershwin Dancing Cane/Levitation sequence from the fifth special. A lot of thought went into that, and I draw your attention to the following points:
1. It's more romantic I think to levitate a woman than to make yourself fly.
2. The dancing cane routine is short and sweet; and a lot of people probably missed this--The cane "reappears" in his hand at the end of the levitation. A nice touch!
3. Consider the parallel logic: Copperfield controls the dancing of the cane with his hand movements; then he uses hand movements to control the dancing and levitation of the girl
4. I've always liked the move that I call the "Copperfield kick" where he kicks the cane and makes it revolve. Check out the 1946 Cary Grant movie "Night and Day" and you'll see Jane Wyman do a similar move when she performs the dancing cane. I didn't even know the dancing cane went back that far. (BTW, Jane and the men dancing with her did a nice job with the dancing cane, too.)
5. The audience is literally stunned and gasps when the levitated girl starts moving toward them. A lot of magicians thought Copperfield was cheating and edited in a separate performance with a different levitation rig. Andre Kole wrote in GENII that he thought so himself until David explained the method to him.

The flying routine is mystifying and entertaining, but to my mind looked too much like the way Robin Williams flew in the movie "Hook."

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