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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Philippe Petit

Does the name Philippe Petit ring a bell? It belongs to the man who is the subject of this film that is opening in theaters:



Since his death-defying walk in 1974, Petit has been the subject of other films and books, both nonfiction and fiction that deal with his highwire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Fusselman, Amy. Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die. [ebook]

Gerstein, Mordicai. The Man Who Walked between the Towers. [JP GER]

Man on Wire. [DVD 791.34 MAN]

McCann, Colum. Let the Great World Spin. [F MCC, LP MCC, ebook]


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