Man on Wire

Man on Wire

Philippe Petit
Director: James Marsh Cast: Philippe Petit
Philippe Petit
, Jean-Louis Blondeau
Jean-Louis Blondeau
, Annie Allix
Annie Allix
James Marsh

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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On August 7, 1974, a 24-year-old French high-wire artist named Philippe Petit committed one of the most astonishing performance stunts of the late 20th century: he strung a thin cable in between the two towers of the World Trade Center and not only walked across, from one building to another, but did a nerve-wracking series of knee-bends and acrobatic movements on the cable, some 1,350 feet above the ground, before turning himself in. This occurred to the consternation and chagrin of Port Authority policemen, who immediately arrested Petit for the act -- prompting many to dub Petit's stunt "the artistic crime of the century." James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire revisits and recounts this chain of events some 34 years after they occurred.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/09/2008
UPC: 0876964001564
Original Release: 2008
Rating: PG-13
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 19,506

Special Features

Closed Caption; Philippe Petit's Sydney Harbor Bridge Crossing (1973); Philippe Petit interview; The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (animated short film)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Philippe Petit Participant
Jean-Louis Blondeau Participant
Annie Allix Participant
Jim Moore Participant
Mark Lewis Participant
Jean-Francois Heckel Participant
Barry Greenhouse Participant
David Foreman Participant
Alan Welner Participant

Technical Credits
James Marsh Director,Executive Producer
Simon Chinn Producer
Lenny Crooks Executive Producer
Adine Duron Casting
George Foulgham Sound/Sound Designer
Nick Fraser Executive Producer
Jinx Godfrey Editor
Victoria Gregory Co-producer
Jonathon Hewes Executive Producer
Sharon Lomofsky Production Designer
Igor Martinovic Cinematographer
Andrea Meditch Executive Producer
Kathryn Nixon Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Nyman Score Composer
J. Ralph Score Composer
Steven Robinson Sound/Sound Designer
Maureen A. Ryan Co-producer
Curtis Smith Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Man on Wire
1. Dreams [8:18]
2. The Beginning [5:17]
3. Sydney [5:02]
4. Inside Man [8:20]
5. Impossible [8:28]
6. Bow & Arrow [6:48]
7. Disguise [6:54]
8. Recruiting [8:10]
9. On the Edge [5:42]
10. Ready [4:35]
11. Extraordinary [1:58]
12. End Credits [8:33]

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