Philippe Petit to perform high wire acts in U.S. next fall

Posted by · 2:54 pm · April 14th, 2009

It seems the focus of last year’s Oscar-winning documentary feature will be putting on an encore.  From the AP: The 59-year-old says they’ll include midtown Manhattan, and will promote literacy. He’s keeping mum about other details. Secrecy also preceded Petit’s 1974 walk between the World Trade Center towers. A documentary about it, “Man on Wire,” […]

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Three more highlights

Posted by · 2:59 pm · February 23rd, 2009

Collecting all my thoughts last night was bound to leave a few gaps and so while flipping through the DVR recording of this year’s Oscar ceremony, I stumbled across a couple of moments that I had to tip my hat to. I already updated the recap post with a few notes about the Judd Apatow […]

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INTERVIEW: Michael Shannon

Posted by · 9:53 am · December 24th, 2008

If you’ve seen James Marsh’s “Man on Wire,” then you know of Philippe Petit’s dazzling tight-rope walk between the towers of New York’s World Trade Center on the morning of August 7, 1974.  What you probably don’t know is that while Petit was criss-crossing back and forth between the towers for roughly 45 minutes, Michael […]

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INTERVIEW: ‘Man on Wire’ director James Marsh

Posted by · 11:42 am · December 12th, 2008

It’s a rare achievement, but through the ups and downs the last fortnight’s precursors, one film has failed to miss a beat, landing gongs from the New York, Los Angeles and Washington critics, as well as the NBR and the British Independents, not to mention Indie Spirit and BFCA nominations. That film would be “Man […]

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