Man on Wire (2008)

Recently The Times newspaper in association with iTunes also offered the 2008 film Man on Wire”

Direceted by James Marsh this film is about a French wire walker, juggler, and street performer named Philippe Petit who spent a daring 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling, and lying on a wire between the rooftops of the Twin Towers in August 1974.

Using contemporary interviews, archival footage, and recreations the film also tells the story of his previous walks between towers of Notre Dame and of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and also looks at his passions and friendships, and the amount of effort and organisation which went into his daring exploits and the profound changes the walk’s success brought to Philippe and those closest to him.

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