Monday, February 2, 2009
Philippe Petit-French Daredevil
August 7th, 1974-French daredevil Philippe Petit walked on a wire between the newly completed Twin Towers, back & forth for nearly an hour, causing an international frenzy and transforming him into a folk hero over night. This was no easy feat to pull off by any means, taking Petit and his coup of helpers six years to figure out logistically. An incredible coffee table book entitled "To Reach The Clouds” was published some years back, chronicling the sequence of events from the inception (1968) to the actual walk (1974). Finally, a proper documentary film was produced called “Man On Wire”, recently nominated for best foreign language film at this year's Academy Awards.
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