Academy Awards winner of Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
Philippe Petit is captivating. And “Man on Wire” is one of the best documentaries I’ve seen.
The implications the film has on the history of the Twin Towers are interesting. When watching, note that Septemember 11 is never mentioned.
A quote from the director on the topic from BBC News’ article:
“What Philippe did was incredibly beautiful. It may have been illegal, but it was not in any way destructive. It would be unfair and wrong to infect his story with any mention, discussion or imagery of the Towers being destroyed.”
Petit’s acceptance speech for the Oscar: