David Copperfield is doing interviews in support of a series of shows in Canada. Well, kind of: The Saskatoon StarPhoenix reported that newspapers were allowed to e-mail six questions to him. The Winnipeg Sun suggested that it was because Copperfield was tired of bad press.
The answers to the questions are entertaining, however. Among them: He misses his Lamb Chop puppet, he couldn’t take Houdini in arm wrestling, explains why he didn’t make the deficit disappear, will investigate making the Winnipeg Jets reappear and loved — loved — Pixar’s “Ratatouille.”
The last time I cried in a theatre was watching the animated Pixar film Ratatouille. Not because it was sad or emotional but because its level of excellence took my breath away and reduced me to tears. Sounds corny but it really happened.
The StarPhoenix also listed some of the effects Copperfield will perform for his show, “An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion,” including Man vs. Steel, Squeezebox, The Lottery, Killer and Thirteen.
Those are all incredible effects. But this is his best: