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Movie Pick: Man on Wire

Movie Pick: Man on Wire

Philippe Petit’s sky high wire act

Talk about extending the suspense. Director James Marsh has constructed a case study for the documentary text books by elasticizing a moment in time– Philippe Petit’s walk upon a cable between the Twin Towers in 1974– with a masterful mix of reenactment, testimonial, and archival footage, in a nail biting buildup to fulfill the dream of defying gravity on high.

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