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Man on Wire Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

On August 7, 1974, a 24-year-old French high-wire artist named Philippe Petit committed one of the most astonishing performance stunts of the late 20th century: he strung a thin cable in between the two towers of the World Trade Center and not only walked across, from one building to another, but did a nerve-wracking series of knee-bends and acrobatic movements on the cable, some 1,350 feet above the ground, before turning himself in. This occurred to the consternation and chagrin of Port Authority policemen, who immediately arrested Petit for the act -- prompting many to dub Petit's stunt "the artistic crime of the century." James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire revisits and recounts this chain of events some 34 years after they occurred. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:July 25, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
American Cinema Editors Guild Jinx Godfrey Best Edited Documentary 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Simon Chinn Best Documentary Feature 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Simon Chinn Carl Foreman Award 2008 Nominee
Alliance of Women Film Journalists James Marsh Best Documentary 2008 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Marsh Best Documentary Feature 2008 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards James Marsh Best Documentary 2008 Winner

Crew

James Marsh
Director
Simon Chinn
Producer
Philippe Petit
Book Author
Igor Martinovic
Cinematographer
Michael Nyman
Composer (Music Score)
J. Ralph
Composer (Music Score)
Jinx Godfrey
Editor
Sharon Lomofsky
Production Designer
Maureen A. Ryan
Co-producer
Victoria Gregory
Co-producer
Nick Fraser
Executive Producer
Jonathon Hewes
Executive Producer
Andrea Meditch
Executive Producer
James Marsh
Executive Producer
Lenny Crooks
Executive Producer
Nikia Nelson
Set Decorator
Kathryn Nixon
Costume Designer
George Foulgham
Sound/Sound Designer
Adine Duron
Casting
Lisa McMahon
Supervising Sound Editor
Giancarlo Dellapina
Sound Recordist
Claire Ellis
Supervising Sound Editor
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