Tales From the Bitface (Posts about tightrope)https://devilgate.org/enContents © 2020 <a href=”mailto:martin@devilgate.org”>Martin McCallion</a> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:57:18 GMTNikola (getnikola.com)http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssMad bampot on a ropehttps://devilgate.org/blog/2008/09/08/mad-bampot-on-a-rope/Martin McCallion<div><p></p><p>Went to see <cite><a href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1155592/”>Man on Wire</a></cite> last night, the documentary about Philippe Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. It’s a great film. I was a bit worried that it would be kind of dull, since we already knew the story. But it’s paced like a thriller, complete with starting near the climax and then flashing back to fill in the back story.</p> <p>I did have a few moments of gut-wrenching horror (I’m not good with ridiculous heights, even when it’s just images of other people experiencing them), but overall found it absolutely amazing, and touching. Great music, too.</p> <p>There was a poignant moment when they showed documentary footage of the construction of the twin towers. Seeing pre-formed steel sections being lifted into place; sections that I last saw white-hot and crashing to the ground.</p></div>filmfilmsman on wirephilippe petittightropewirewalkingworld trade centerwtchttps://devilgate.org/blog/2008/09/08/mad-bampot-on-a-rope/Mon, 08 Sep 2008 22:45:57 GMT