Movie Review: Man on Wire

Photo: Magnolia Pictures Considering the preparation it took Philippe Petit and his band of co-conspirators to make ready his famed walk between the newly constructed World Trade Center towers in 1974 you would think when asked why he did it the answer would be more than a laugh and a smile followed by, "There was no why." As it turns out, that answer is actually what makes Man on Wire so intriguing. The events of 9/11 make it impossible not to take the falling towers into consideration when watching this film. However, as Man on Wire begins and we see archived footage of construction crews working to build the two 1,300 foot towers we are instantly introduced to a renewed perspective of the Towers. The towers were constructed for business and economic purposes only to be destroyed in an act of terrorism. But for Philippe Petit they became a lifelong dream ever since
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