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26 June 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  

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Before we get started, Man On Wire is not a sequel to the Denzel Washington/Tony Scott death fest Man On Fire so don't get the wrong idea.

It is in fact an intriguing documentary about what was dubbed "the artistic crime of the 20th Century".  In 1974, tightrope walker Philippe Petit attempted a daring, but highly illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Centre's Twin Towers. Some called him stupid, others called him crazy - we think he might have been a bit of both.

We've got our hands on an exclusive clip from the film, which is released on August 1. Click below to take a look.


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I was in the World Trade Center many times and that guy has balls of steel if he was willing to tightrope walk between the towers. More

Posted by Wilbert at 01:50 on 27 June 2008 | Report This Post

I can't believe we watch him fall to his death in the movie. Creepy More

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The mad french idiot looks like a young Malcolm McDowell a la Clockwork orange during the event.  What a pointless exercise..  More

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I could do that. While fighting Gandhi. Yep, nothing useful to say, but that's the glory of the internet for you, gives folks like me the chance to give form to our scintillating thoughts and turgid ideas. More

Posted by Bowl of Wrong at 18:37 on 26 June 2008 | Report This Post

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