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Man on Wire

(DVD - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Man on Wire
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"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container.
Title: Man on wire
[videorecording]
Published: Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features (43 min.): "Philippe Petit - Sydney, 1973" short film (20 min.); "An interview with Philippe Petit" (13 min.); "The man who walked between the Towers" animated film (c2005, 10 min.).
Based on the memoir: To reach the clouds / by Philippe Petit.
True/False Film Fest entry, 2008.
Summary: "On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for some sexuality, nudity, and drug use.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Marsh, James 1963-
Chinn, Simon
Petit, Philippe 1949-
Nyman, Michael
Ralph, J. (Joshua)
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.3409 MAN
Statement of Responsibility: Discovery Films, BBC Storyville, and the UK Film Council present ; a Wall to Wall production, in association with Red Box Films ; directed by James Marsh ; produced by Simon Chinn
Credits: Director of photography, Igor Martinovic ; film editor, Jinx Godfrey ; music by Michael Nyman, J. Ralph.
Performers: Philippe Petit.
System Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 or Dolby digital 2.0.
Other Language: In English, with optional Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Petit, Philippe, 1949- Video recordings. World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.) Video recordings. Aerialists France Biography Video recordings. Tightrope walking New York (State) New York Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Aerialists
Tightrope walking
TrueFalse Film Fest film.
Publisher No: 10156
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Mar 21, 2014
  • KCLSRecommends rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The true story of the daredevil who snuck up and tightrope walked across the twin towers of NYC! (a cornerstone of the novel, "Let the Great World Spin")

Aug 31, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

well done documentary. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see.

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