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Man on wire

Author: James MarshSimon ChinnPhilippe PetitIgor MartinovićMichael NymanAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia Home Entertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Films for the hearing impaired
Biography
History
Biografía
Named Person: Philippe Petit; Philippe Petit
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Marsh; Simon Chinn; Philippe Petit; Igor Martinović; Michael Nyman; J Ralph; Jinx Godfrey; James Ricketson; Magnolia Pictures (Firm); Discovery Films.; BBC Storyville (Firm); UK Film Council.; Wall to Wall (Firm); Red Box Films.; Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm); Scholastic Entertainment, Inc.; Weston Woods Studios.
OCLC Number: 252904015
Language Note: In English and French with English subtitles; optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced in 2007.
Based on the memoir: To reach the clouds by Philippe Petit.
Special features (ca. 43 min.): Philippe Petit-- Sydney, 1973 (a film by James Ricketson) (20 min.) -- Man on wire: an interview with Philippe Petit (ca. 13 min.) -- The man who walked between the Towers ([presented by] Scholastic ; Weston Woods Studios) [animated film] (c2005, ca. 10 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Igor Martinovic ; film editor, Jinx Godfrey ; music, Michael Nyman and J. Ralph.
Performer(s): Philippe Petit.
Awards: Academy Award for Documentary Feature, 2008; Jury Prize and Audience Award for World Documentary, Sundance Film Festival.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some sexuality, nudity, and drug use.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; region 1 ; NTSC ; Widescreen format (1.78:1) ; Dolby Digital 5.1 or Dolby Digital 2.0.
Other Titles: Philippe Petit-- Sydney, 1973.
The man who walked between the towers.
Responsibility: Magnolia Pictures ; Discovery Films, BBC Storyville and the UK Film Council present a Wall to Wall production, in association with Red Box Films ; directed by James Marsh ; produced by Simon Chinn.
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"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container.

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