Saturday, February 28, 2009

"There is somebody out there on a tightrope walking between the two towers of the World Trade Center, right at the tippy top!"

Man on Wire is a documentary film about Philippe Petit, a French high wire artist who performed a high wire walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center in the 70's. The film won an Oscar for Best Documentary this year and is a combination of interviews, footage of the Twin Towers being built, footage of Petit and his team preparing for the rigging of the wire and what they call "the coup", and recreated footage of the team breaking into the WTC. Basically, these people were out of their fucking minds, but how incredibly amazing:

Jean-Louis Blondeau/Polaris Images


  1. Did you like it? Is it worth watching?

  2. Yes, I think so. The visuals are pretty stunning if you are willing to put with a slightly annoying and definitely eccentric main character.