Man on Wire

DVD - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Man on Wire
"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.

Published: Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.3409 MAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.


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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.

May 17, 2011
  • Bettylg rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

From the moment this documentary began I was drawn in to the unusual and beguiling story of Petit and his audacious high wire walk between the Twin Towers. Petit's story is inspiring and Marsh, the director, hits all the right notes in this 94 minute not to be missed film.

Apr 18, 2011
  • carlcav rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the great modern docs -- a compelling combination of reenactment, historical footage, and commentary. I was terrified watching in my comfy chair, but then I don't really like heights!


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