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Movie Pick: Man on Wire

By rania | Week of Wonders July 26, 2008 at 3:51AM

Movie Pick: Man on Wire


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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