Man On Wire

Last night, my husband and I watched Man on Wire (three cheers for Netflix streaming video!). It is a truly fantastic documentary about tightrope walker Philippe Petit and the incredible (and illegal!) high-wire routine that he performed between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. I won’t say too much about the routine or Petit’s career, as the beauty of his story is really all in the telling, but I fully encourage everyone to go out and rent this movie. You won’t be sorry. The way Petit and his accomplices recount the event is both humorous and incredibly heartwarming. The video footage of Petit’s various high-wire stunts is amazing. And the photographs interspersed throughout the film are simply awe-inspiring.

Here he is on the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1982

Here he is on the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1982

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3 Comments

  1. Joe Smith said,

    January 29 2009 at 1:31 am

    Check out these photographs from the movie Man on Wire.
    Taken by the photographer who was Petit’s NY photographer.
    He is in the film and also has a web site with the photographs from the movie displayed.

  2. Joe Smith said,

    January 29 2009 at 1:32 am

    http://moorepics.com

  3. thingsiadore said,

    January 29 2009 at 9:28 am

    That’s fantastic! I definitely recognize those photos from the movie. Thank you so much Joe!


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