Keywords

Documentary, film, harry wise, magic, magicians, sanford, central florida, ghost shows, spook shows, charlie carlson

Abstract

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.

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Graduation Date

2015

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Mills, Lisa

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

Visual Arts and Design

Degree Program

Film; Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0005925

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0005925

Language

English

Release Date

December 2018

Length of Campus-only Access

3 years

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)

Subjects

Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities

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