Thoughts from a professional bibliophile...
posted by Liz at 10:53 AM
is that the one where someone walks on a wire between the World Trade buildings? i know one critic (and probably others) really liked it.
Yes, that's the one. It was amazing, all the work and planning that went into it. While it was hard to understand why someone would be driven to take a risk like that, it was riveting. You should add it to your Netflix queue. :)
No, I haven't but thanks for the reminder. I just put it on hold at the library.
I worked in NYC when Phillippe Petite walked the wire between the twin towers. (Yeah, I'm that old...) I'll never forget it. It was amazing. All the city was abuzz.Loved the movie because to me he is deeply connected to the 2 buildings where I was to later work. 9/11 broke my heart and the image in the movie of him having such a great time on the wire makes me smile for my downtown memories once again. He spent about 45 minutes walking, dancing and even laying down on the wire.Did you see him on Oscar night when the film won for best documentary? Oh yeah, I'm a Netflix junkie too.linda from nj
roxanne- your library sounds awesome.linda- did you actually see him walk? Yeah, it was incredible to see him casually lying on the wire with a little smile on his face, as though he were lounging in a hammock on solid ground.
No, Liz, I wish I had. I worked in Midtown at the time. My office had a sliver view of a section of one of the twin towers seen through others buildings closer to where I was. It was way too far to see from 48th St. down to WTC. And I didn't know about it until later on. You remember that he walked early in the morning.....linda from nj
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