Documentary, film, harry wise, magic, magicians, sanford, central florida, ghost shows, spook shows, charlie carlson
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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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts and Design
Film; Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
Blakelock, Daisy, "Wise the Wizard: A Feature Documentary about the Late Harry Wise of Sanford, Florida" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1445.