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Wise the Wizard: A Feature Documentary about the Late Harry Wise of Sanford, Florida

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2015
Abstract/Description:
Wise the Wizard is a feature-length documentary by Daisy Sara Blakelock, made as part of the requirements for earning a Master of Fine Arts in Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema from the University of Central Florida. The film focuses on the late Harry Wise, a magician from Sanford, Florida, as remembered by the people who knew him best. Interview subjects include the following: author and TV Producer Charlie Carlson, who wrote a biography about Harry Wise entitled A Wizard's Tux and Tales (Luthers Press, New Smyrna Beach: 2004); Brendan and Anna McWilliams, who accompanied Harry on countless adventures throughout Sanford and the surrounding areas; Art Litka, who dedicated a portion of his Halloween Village to Harry Wise; filmmaker and magician Gary Lester, who studied magic under Harry Wise and acquired and restored many of Harry's former props; and Lynn Ashe, Harry Wise's best friend.
Title: Wise the Wizard: A Feature Documentary about the Late Harry Wise of Sanford, Florida.
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Name(s): Blakelock, Daisy, Author
Mills, Lisa, Committee Chair
Jones, Robert, Committee Member
Danker, Elizabeth, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Wise the Wizard is a feature-length documentary by Daisy Sara Blakelock, made as part of the requirements for earning a Master of Fine Arts in Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema from the University of Central Florida. The film focuses on the late Harry Wise, a magician from Sanford, Florida, as remembered by the people who knew him best. Interview subjects include the following: author and TV Producer Charlie Carlson, who wrote a biography about Harry Wise entitled A Wizard's Tux and Tales (Luthers Press, New Smyrna Beach: 2004); Brendan and Anna McWilliams, who accompanied Harry on countless adventures throughout Sanford and the surrounding areas; Art Litka, who dedicated a portion of his Halloween Village to Harry Wise; filmmaker and magician Gary Lester, who studied magic under Harry Wise and acquired and restored many of Harry's former props; and Lynn Ashe, Harry Wise's best friend.
Identifier: CFE0005925 (IID), ucf:50839 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-12-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts and Design
Masters
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Subject(s): documentary -- film -- Harry Wise -- magic -- magicians -- Sanford -- Central Florida -- ghost shows -- spook shows -- Charlie Carlson
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005925
Restrictions on Access: campus 2018-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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