Saturday, October 11, 2008

Man On Wire

Saw this documentary with Bunny. WOW! The film is about a Frenchman named Phillipe Petit and his amazing wire walking stunts in the late 60s and 70s. His biggest feat? Walking a tightrope between the World Trade Center! This truly was amazing to watch as he and his friends chronicled their escapades. First was the two towers of the Notre Dame Cathedral; next, a bridge in Australia; but the whole film culminated in the nearly silent moment of film capturing Petit walking in the middle of the Twin Towers with grace and elegance unlike anything I could ever imagine. What was he charged with for this "crime"? Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing. And those charges were dropped. Beautiful.

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