This is the 10th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Lisa Hartman and then presented by David Copperfield himself, from a huge triangular platform floating on the Atlantic Ocean. For the first time he is also the executive producer, and this special is the first and only one titled with a natural number ("10") in place of the equivalent roman one ("X"). The shown platform has been built to allow Copperfield to perform the last illusion, named "Bermuda Triangle", as expressed in this special's title. The feat that Copperfield wants to perform is to enter just before the dawn in the parallel hidden dimension present inside the Bermuda Triangle and, more important, to be the first person ever to return alive, given that nothing that entered in this parallel dimension has ever been able to come back. This illusion is one of the few no more repeated, and also one of the few conceived and filmed for the TV audience only, since it was not possible to have a live audience. So, ...
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Did You Know?
In this TV special there are five illusions filmed for the TV audience only since David Copperfield
performed them in places where it was not possible to have a live audience: "Sunglasses Routine" on a boat in the sea, "Floating On The Beach" and "Coal To Diamond" on the shore of a beach, "Floating Match" inside an ancient round building isolated and located on a hill, and "Bermuda Triangle" on a huge triangular platform floating on the Atlantic Ocean within the Bermuda Triangle. No other Copperfield TV special includes so many illusions performed without a live audience. See more
The "Floating On The Beach" illusion, which is one of the few conceived and filmed for the TV audience only since it was not possible to have a live audience, contains several errors of video editing. While David Copperfield
and his girlfriend ride along the shore of the beach they met two guys. One of them asks Copperfield to watch him while he covers his legs with a towel, and, raising it, the right leg disappears, then the same thing happens with his left leg. At this point Copperfield asks him to borrow the towel to prove that also he is able to perform the trick, but he also shows, raising the towel for a third time, that his legs disappeared simultaneously, as if he was floating. In the shot the shadows are almost absent and in the sea, which is behind him, there is not any boat. The next shot shows that the two guys, watching the empty space under the towel, are incredulous, but then, in the shot showing Copperfield, the shadows are clearly visible, Copperfield and his girlfriend are well lit by the sun and in the sea there is a boat, visible in the same perspective of the girl. Moreover, during the entire performance of Copperfield she kept both hands in her pockets, while in the next shot with her she keeps her arms crossed. So, the two shots must necessarily have been filmed at two different times, contrary to what the video editing would have the TV audience believe. See more
So Far, So Good
Performed by Sheena Easton
Song recorded for the soundtrack of About Last Night... (1986)
(Used for "Sailing Montage" (a montage of three illusions, known as "Sunglasses Routine", "Floating On The Beach" and "Coal To Diamond")) See more