Man on Wire is a thing of beauty.

August 20, 2008

Truly breath-taking. It’s a story of such simplicity and beauty that it is a joy to watch. The new footage and the original footage have been beautifully edited together and the film is 90 minutes that you can’t take your eyes off the screen for. It is the story of a feat that was attempted for the love of the feat, not for notoriety, not for money, not for 15 minutes of fame.


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It defined the lives of a great number of people. Some of them seem to have coped with it better than others. They obviously were supremely close when they carried out their walk, but the film sees some of them still struggling to cope with the events, and the aftermath, of the events in 1974.
His friend, Jean-Louis, seems like a fantastic bloke to have on your side, but he seems still to be over-awed by the enormity of what they achieved.
It also shows the difference between the times. If anyone attempted anything similar in the current climate of fear and mistrust they would probably end up dead. Certainly you would be jailed if you were fortunate enough to survive. It might seem a simplistic point, but it shows in a snapshot just how much personal freedoms have been eroded in the past 30 years.
The film has been a long time coming. And it’s truly worth the wait.
Go and see it. It will inspire you. It will make you smile. And it will re-affirm that the human race is capable of things of enormous beauty.


One Response to “Man on Wire is a thing of beauty.”

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