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Movie Pick: Man on Wire

by rania
July 26, 2008 3:51 AM
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Philippe Petit's sky high wire act

Talk about extending the suspense. Director James Marsh has constructed a case study for the documentary text books by elasticizing a moment in time-- Philippe Petit's walk upon a cable between the Twin Towers in 1974-- with a masterful mix of reenactment, testimonial, and archival footage, in a nail biting buildup to fulfill the dream of defying gravity on high.

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  • Mark McClure | August 1, 2008 10:41 AMReply

    Quite incredible - and I'm now wondering about those trousers! Was that fashion or a wind breaking trick of the craft?

    Are there any photos of Philippe lying down on this cable (as there are for the Sydney Bridge walk)?