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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Man On Wire at Prince Charles Cinema

I went along to the PCC on Sunday to see ‘Man On Wire’, the true story of Philippe Petit, who in 1974 walked between the twin towers of the World Trade Center on one long cable.

It is an amazing story which is beautifully narrated by the key participants. Petit assembled a team of brilliant characters to help him achieve his goal (particularly the WTC ‘inside man’ with the stupendous moustache) and these all relate their individual experiences to the camera. The film also features a lot of footage filmed by the participants at the time which provides additional authenticity (if any was required).

Naturally, it features some beautiful aerial shots of New York. In the end it turns out to be a very funny and moving film.

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