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Man On Wire

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paisleyleaf Tue 04-Aug-09 22:46:47

Wow.
Anyone see it?
I just can't imagine having the guts to do anything like that.

He obviously had a lot of money....for the trips across the atlantic, and even having access to do all that filming in the 70s.

But that was awe inspiring to watch.

SixtyFootDoll Tue 04-Aug-09 22:51:38

It was a brilliant film
I found the tension unbearable
ANd found him strangely attractive
All that passion and drive, was very romantic!

southeastastra Tue 04-Aug-09 22:54:02

crazy baby

paisleyleaf Tue 04-Aug-09 23:02:11

Yes, I though he was attractive too ....poor girlfriend afterwards!
...and the other friends.

wintera Tue 04-Aug-09 23:07:05

I don't think he had loads of money to be honest, I think it was a case of knowing the right people. He seemed to attract like-minded people who would then give him money towards his dream. Other times he raised the money by doing his act in different places. I think the video footage came from associating with film students. There wasn't any actual footage of the twin towers walk, it was all photographs.

I think it is one of the best things I have seen in a long time! I am so into documentary films at the moment. The best films that I have seen over the last few years have all been documentaries.

paisleyleaf Tue 04-Aug-09 23:09:17

Wintera, was that done by the 'Touching the Void' people do you know?
it seemed to have a similar layout with the clips and interviews.

Wilts Tue 04-Aug-09 23:16:31

I watched it, well tried to! all those shots from up above made me feel ill blush

wintera Tue 04-Aug-09 23:17:40

Not that I know of, Touching the void was directed by Kevin Macdonald who has also directed feature films too. I think he did Last King of Scotland and State of play. Man on wire was directed by James Marsh. However, I am not sure about the cinematographer, etc maybe the same producers, crew members?? Would have to look into it!

SixtyFootDoll Tue 04-Aug-09 23:27:35

Wilts it made my heart race at times!

wintera Tue 04-Aug-09 23:33:58

I am not afraid of heights but I struggled with some scenes. Like when he lay down on the wire and got back up! Jeez!!! Amazing!

Tinker Tue 04-Aug-09 23:42:35

I can't believe they didn't film the WTC walk. Actually, just thinking about it now is making my stomach flip and heart race.

margotfonteyn Wed 05-Aug-09 09:57:30

It was fantastic!

I am afraid of heights and that lying down bit in the middle of the wire was unbelievably horrendous but fascinating.

What an amazing man. V glad he didn't fall off

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