Jul 27, 2008

Man on Wire

What this poignant, entertaining documentary about Phillipe Petit, the man who walked a tightrope between the twin towers, brings to mind is this:
The idiotic bastards who brought those towers down had the same level of obsession, a similar degree of preparedness, the same degree of human impossibility, the same amount of singlemindedness, and were equally illegal and suicidal, but Petit and the people who helped him performed a feat that brought wonder, beauty and poetry to the world.

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