Monday, August 25, 2008

Man On Wire

"Man on Wire" is the story of Philip Pettit, the Frenchman who in 1974 attempted to walk on a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Centre in New York.

I'd highly recommend seeing it - as well as being an often funny and entertaining look in to the mind of someone so driven and eccentric (he could only really have been French), it's an astonishing window in to what is possible.

It all sounds like a zany if unlikely idea until the shots start of the rigged cabled at the top of the towers, and you consider actually putting your feet on it...


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