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[R5] Man On Wire (2008)

Category: Docudrama, Education, Documentary, Biography, Media Arts, New York City, Based On A True Story, 1970s, Artists
Director: James Marsh

James Marsh's dazzling, invigorating documentary MAN ON WIRE tells the story of a truly inspiring figure. In the early 1970s, a fiery young Frenchman named Philippe Petit wanted to shake up the world. When he saw the World Trade Center being built in New York City, he found his mission. Petit was a trained high wire walker, and his goal was to set up a wire between the two towers and give the world a show it could never have expected. As is often the case with these endeavors, the actual high-wire walking was the easiest part of the plan. For nearly seven years, Petit worked on the project, recruiting associates who supported him every step of the way. Finally, after eight months in New York, the day came when Petit and his cronies jumped into action. This wasn't easy. They had to find a way to sneak past security and make their way to the top of the towers with heavy equipment, at which point they had to battle the elements to install the wire. After many close scares, the time came for Petit to realize his dream--and the rest, as they say, is history. Marsh crafts MAN ON WIRE like a heist film, presenting rare and fascinating footage of the actual event alongside flawless reenactments and modern-day interviews with the participants. The result is an immersive, emotionally gratifying motion picture, made all the more stimulating by Michael Nyman's electrifying score.

Man On Wire Reviews:

"James Marsh's brilliant documentary on a Frenchman's 1974 high-wire walk between the twin towers has the pace of a thriller and the human interest of a psychological drama."-- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he interviews reveal Petit's grand self-confidence -- it's hard not to succumb to his enthusiasm, courage and unremitting dedication to what he argues is a true artform. After watching the film, audiences might well agree with him."-- Will Lawrence, Empire

"[A]n exploration of one man's idiosyncratic vision and a buddy-heist film....Entertaining: there's a tone of lighthearted mischievousness to the plotting and scheming of an illegal act that is essentially harmless..."-- Priya Jain, Premiere

3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The real strength of MAN ON WIRE is Petit, an incredibly lyrical storyteller....Even if they were not supplemented by often-entrancing archival images, the interviews with Petit would be enough to capture audience's attention."-- Chad Greene, Box Office

"[I]ts fantasy of an aesthetically driven city out of lockstep with financial or legal rationale strikes a chord..."-- Film Comment Staff, Film Comment

"[E]nthralling....A film that will surely elicit gasps of wonder from its audiences....Marsh's film is as giddy and constantly breathtaking as the story it tells."-- Catherine Wheatley, Sight and Sound

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