Comments: 5133 • Responses: 37 • Date: 2012-06-05 01:02:10 UTC
DCopperfield2780 karma2012-06-05 01:23:14 UTC
I've embarrassed myself so many times. About a week ago, I threw a frisbee into the audience to find a randomly selected person. A guy caught it and I told him to stand up. He was reluctant. I thought he was just shy. I encouraged him to stand up - please, stand up! Come on!
I then realized that he was disabled, and I felt absolutely horrible. I apologized profusely and I ran to him, he smiled, I hugged him, and he understood. So yeah - that was embarrassing.
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DCopperfield2516 karma2012-06-05 01:27:23 UTC
An island. ;)
DCopperfield1986 karma2012-06-05 01:09:04 UTC
One of my favorite illusions is Flying. It's a dream anyone can relate to. All of these illusions take many years to develop. A lot of trial and error. Sometimes we have to change paths totally, but eventually, usually, we succeed.
The flying illusion took SEVEN years to develop - to make it really credible. I wanted to make it feel real: levitating inside a plexiglass box, levitating through hoops, flying while holding a woman from the audience.
DCopperfield1531 karma2012-06-05 01:19:02 UTC
First, learn everything you can about the art. Second, learn everything you can about being on stage - performing. And then work hard to find you own voice - your own unique point of view. Do lots of shows. And finally - most importantly - don't give up.
DCopperfield1524 karma2012-06-05 01:53:24 UTC
Filmmakers from The Prestige and The Illusionist did research in my museum - I was very happy with the respect they gave to magic.
DCopperfield1518 karma2012-06-05 01:25:58 UTC
Magicians lose the opportunity to experience a sense of wonder. Our mind is programmed to understand how things work, to be skeptical. To experience that now is a wonderful feeling, but very rare for me.
I recently saw the musical Ghost on Broadway, and my friend Paul Kieve created the magic for the show. One particular moment in that show gave me that feeling, and it was amazing to see. If you're in New York City, definitely check it out.
DCopperfield1458 karma2012-06-05 01:32:54 UTC
I love when people come up to me. Especially when I'm eating or in the middle of a movie. Just kidding. Actually, people are REALLY nice. I've been very fortunate. There's a secret - I can become invisible by just changing my posture. It's a trick I've learned when I want to get somewhere quick.
DCopperfield1431 karma2012-06-05 01:30:12 UTC
I brush my teeth with a Sonicare toothbrush before every show.
DCopperfield1295 karma2012-06-05 04:22:34 UTC
Finally... I got my way! Sorry, that was a bad joke.
DCopperfield1204 karma2012-06-05 04:36:14 UTC
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