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This is the first official Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Orson Welles and broadcasted on CBS like all the following ones, while the previous year he has been the star and ... See full summary »
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The "Orson Welles Mentalism Spot" illusion is the longest illusion included in this TV special: it reaches the length of 8:26 minutes.
After the presentation by Orson Welles, the TV special begins with a shot that shows several objects left on a carpet. Among these, there are a book and several playing cards, on some of which the faces of the stars of the TV special are drawn, and the shot shows them one by one while a voiceover says their names. However, in every subsequent shot in which the carpet is visible, not only it is different from the original but also the objects left on it are different. The initial shot does not interfere in any way with the illusion performed in front of the live audience, but it could not have been filmed during the live show itself: it could have been added only during the post-production of the TV special.