Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Man on Wire

This documentary on Philippe Petit's infamous high-wire walk between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974 is amazing. I actually remember seeing footage of this when I was five year's old and the film brought back fond memories for me. The story of how Philippe and his friends planned and prepared for the walk and the good fortunes of fate make for an inspired revelation on what a man with a dream can do. I understand this is up for an Oscar this year and I hope it wins. Definitely rent this now that it is on DVD but don't watch it in a crowded bar basement in Adams Morgan like I did.

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