Man on Wire
On August 7th 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit stepped out on a high wire, illegally rigged between New York's World Trade Center twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour of performing on the wire, 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan, he was arrested. This fun and spellbinding documentary chronicles Philippe Petit's "highest" achievement.
- Category:Biography, Documentary
- Stars:Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix, David Forman, Alan Welner, Mark Lewis, Barry Greenhouse, Jim Moore, Guy F. Tozzoli, Paul McGill, David Demato, Ardis Campbell, Aaron Haskell, Shawn Dempewolff-Barrett,
- Director:James Marsh,
- Writer:Philippe Petit (book)
The documentary is a look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers on August 7, 1974. He danced on this wire for an hour with no safety net before he was arrested for what has become to be known as the "artistic crime of the century." . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Man on Wire torrent reviews
(nl) wrote: Not your average time traveling flick. Good rapport between the 2 leads. Very good indie film.
(ca) wrote: purposely low budget, it starts off looking like it's going to be terrible but actually ended up being kind of funny in it's own way.
(fr) wrote: Given the title and plot of this movie, I was expecting this to be in the vein of the "Left Behind" series where a fundamentalist view of chrictianity is shoved in your face. While this movie does contain that fundamentalism, it is displayed in a completely different light. Mimi Rodger's plays a lost soul who finds Christ and takes her daughter with her into the desert to wait for the Rapture. Normally you would guess one of two things would happen, either the rapture doesn't come and she loses hope, or the rapture does come and she goes to heaven. While watching the film, I suspected the first outcome, but in reality it was niether. It takes a turn that is completely unexpected and one that I think was brilliant. Since I don't want to ruin the film, the only thing I will say about the end is that the mother does hold her word when she promises her daughter that "they will go to heaven today".
(ru) wrote: Chapelle's Show meets Mad Men.
(gb) wrote: David Tennant's Hamlet is stolid and unaffected until he starts feigning madness. Tennant then creates a character that is interesting to watch, but I never felt like I was watching an intellectual wrestling with life's grand questions. There are also several scenes from Elsinore's security cameras, and I have no idea why these are in there or what the black and white photography does to enhance the director's take on this story. This is in addition to the characters seemingly random direct addresses to the camera. The set and the direct addresses make it seem as though we're not watching a film, but a play on film, much like the stationary cameras and action of the first films. Patrick Stewart, who was my real attraction to this version, was good as Claudius, but I don't see anything revolutionary in his portrayal. I also wonder about the director's decision to double-cast Stewart as both Claudius and the ghost. There didn't seem to be a point to this choice, and I'm still waiting for the version that uses Hamlet's disembodied voice as the ghost; such a decision contains a thematic statement unlike what I saw here.Overall, it's always good to watch Hamlet, with the exception of the Mel Gibson and Ethan Hawke versions, but I'm not overly impressed with this addition to the canon.
(ag) wrote: The Front Lawn Brawl will always be a Classic Fight Scene. ???????????
(jp) wrote: The performances are all wonderful especially from the leads the always great Jessica Chastain and the hit or miss (hit this time) James McAvoy. Viola Davis could read the script to Showgirls and it would still be captivating so obviously she was a stand out in this movie and nice moments from William Hurt and a wonderful performance from Bill Hader who is really making a good case as a dramatic actor with this and The Skeleton Twins in 2014. This movie has three versions to it (Them which I watched, Him, and Her) which is an interesting concept (currently being examined on Showtime with The Affair) but it only really works if the original movie is interesting enough which unfortunately it really isn't. I might check out Him and Her (all three versions are on Netflix) but for a 2 hour movie just from one of the versions felt like a 6 hour movie it was so slow and dry in interest. Check it out for the performances but be prepared for a very slow story.
(de) wrote: Take SUFC out of this and you've got a pretty shite film to be fair. Ok, that's harsh, it's ok but yeah. Hmmm. I'm in it though!!!
(us) wrote: YIKES... A throwback from when action-stars played cops who could do (and often did) whatever they wanted to the scum and criminals they were after... without any fear of "police brutality" or "harrassment" charges blowing the case for them. (or even murder in the case of KINJITE). KINJITE is Japanese for FORBIDDEN - - and that's exactly what this film should have been! It's one of Bronson's WORST movies and horribly painful to watch. There's a message in here somewhere and the subject matter was obviously intended to be taken seriously, but the film is so outlandish and intentionally funny that that message is quickly lost! One starts watching and might expect a sobering, semi-intelligent film... and then is shocked at the completely horrible and innappropriate "humour" laced throughout the piece. I'm quite familiar with the CANNON STUDIO films of the 80's... and maybe it's foolish to expect that this one be any better than ANY other... but BRONSON should have read the script and not just the paycheque on this one... because the MAJORITY of his movies to this point.... had been better than just decent. This film did Bronson no favours... Want a decent Bronson film? Stick to the much superior THE MECHANIC or THE EVIL THAT MEN DO... KINJITE is shudderingly, shockingly unwatchable!