Friday, February 6, 2009

Man on Wire

Very compelling documentary about Philippe Petit, a street performer/wirewalker/unicyclist/break-in artist/showoff/bon vivant. Oh, those crazy French.

You know it's a good movie because I got scared he was going to fall off and die . . . even though they were interviewing him, on camera, about what he did.

One of the DVD extras is an animated version of a children's book about Petit. It's very effective visually, and the narration is by the dreamy Jake Gyllenhall, but is it really wise to write a children's book about someone who repeatedly broke the law so that he could risk his life?


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