Philippe Petit's High-Wire Act
Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 2:50PM
Mark Scarbrough in Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

As promised, and with a long lead to our next discussion of LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN, here's a video montage of Petit's famed walk on the wire strung between the Twin Towers.

Most of the actual video footage is now secured under copyright for the documentary "Man on Wire" which the library has available for loan. I encourage you to watch the documentary in the next few weeks--simply because it itself is so terrifying and beautiful all at once.

In the meantime, here's the montage of stills someone has put together with Erik Satie's haunting music. (We have a fairly low bandwidth on this site, so you might want to let the full video load before watching it.)

 

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