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On August 9,a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit performed an incredible and very illegal act: This documentary details the careful planning, intense practice, teamwork, subterfuge, and complicity in making Petit's daring ambition a reality. The documentary combines archival footage, present-day interviews with those who took part, and reenactments to show the years of preparation, the act itself, and the immediate aftermath of Petit's achievement.

Continue reading Show less Is it any good? And what this documentary reveals is a kind of madness far removed from the madness of the terrorism by which the WTC is currently most remembered, but the madness of daring to put in the time and effort to follow a dream, no matter how ludicrous it seems to most of us.

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Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about documentaries. How are archival footage, present-day reflections from the participants, and reenactments combined to tell the story?

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Man on wire movie review

Discover Empire's take on the latest cinema, Blu-ray and DVD releases. Today that's the definition of sinister, a portent of something terrible to come, but on August 7, , it was the prelude to something magnificent: Philippe Petit's incredibly risky high-wire walk from the roof of one Twin Tower to the other.

Aug 04,  · "Man on Wire," directed by James Marsh ("Wisconsin Death Trip"), has access to all of Petit's film, video and photographs of the assault on the towers.

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But there is 4/4. August 7, A young French man named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire suspended between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. He danced on this wire for an hour with no safety net.

James Marsh's documentary about this sublime piece of audacity does full justice to Petit's vision, using interviews with the man himself and his crew, and using photos from the time, and dramatised reconstructions - there is evidently no home-movie record and no television footage, as this was before the age of rolling coverage and rapid-response news 'copters.

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