Monday, March 9, 2009

MAN ON WIRE (Documentary) (2008)

“I started as a young self taught not so much to conquering the universe but as a poet conquering beautiful stages...and I truly believe that to live life on the edge you have to exercise rebellion inside you. You have to refuse to taper yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself to everyday, every year and every idea as a true challenge & then you are going to live your life on a tight rope.”

I’m not talking about any movie character here; it’s a moving story of one man & his mission which grabbed Best documentary feature Oscar Award this year.
On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French wire walker has done something which nobody had ever thought upon. He spent 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling & lying on a wire he & his buddies strung between the rooftops of twin towers in New York. With usages of various montages & footages the first half of this wonderful documentary tells more about his previous walks, his passions & his friends.

The second half dedicated to his accomplished mission to walk on wire between twin towers (roughly 450 meters highest buildings known as two world trade centers of New York) with the distance of 200 feet distance between the two. Its really an interesting thing to know how this guy with the help of his buddies get into the tower undetected by cops & securities, how they reached at the top of the roof prior to the day of their mission & stayed hiding there till moon appears in the sky. Now here movie appears more thrilling & heart thumping than watching CGI sponsored Hollywood thriller because what you are watching is unimaginable but real. The task of settling the wire between twin towers at night & how they accomplished an impossible task possible the next day is something just amazing. It’s surely once in a lifetime moment for the eyes of all those who witnessed this on that day.

Witness the profound magical moments of this passionate man’s impossible dream through this film & I promise you it surely stays in your head.
What a spell bounding reality of human miracle!!!
Highly Recommended.


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